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Slow OpenVPN connection on London data center

Hi there,

I’ve setup a Droplet on the London data center with OpenVPN to secure my home connection. I followed this guide to set it up.

I don’t have a really good connection at home but the VPN is making it a lot slower. Yes, I know that a VPN will always introduce latency and make the overall Internet connection a bit slower, but by this much? For testing purposes I decided to this on my workplace which has a much better Internet connection.

Speed test results for that connection without the VPN: http://www.speedtest.net/result/5033122840.png Speed test results for that connection with the VPN: http://www.speedtest.net/result/5033141687.png

Is that download speed normal? Is that acceptable? Shouldn’t DO handle it a little bit better? I’m not expecting a download speed close to the original 400Mb/s, but at least something like 70/80Mb/s or at least 50Mb/s. Or am I asking too much?

In case it’s need, here’s my OpenVPN server.conf: https://gist.github.com/rfgamaral/357e2efd26fa9913dac3 And my OpenVPN client.ovpn (sensible information omitted): https://gist.github.com/rfgamaral/97ba5fde829a4855e915

Any help is greatly appreciated :)

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Also, not sure if relevant but I’m getting this:

“Wed Jan 27 11:46:47 2016 Authenticate/Decrypt packet error: bad packet ID (may be a replay): [ #22050 ] – see the man page entry for --no-replay and --replay-window for more info or silence this warning with --mute-replay-warnings”

Maybe I have a bad server/client configuration?

Sorry, forgot to link everything…

Speed test results for that connection without the VPN: http://www.speedtest.net/result/5033122840.png Speed test results for that connection with the VPN: http://www.speedtest.net/result/5033141687.png

In case it’s need, here’s my OpenVPN server.conf: https://gist.github.com/rfgamaral/357e2efd26fa9913dac3 And my OpenVPN client.ovpn (sensible information omitted): https://gist.github.com/rfgamaral/97ba5fde829a4855e915


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Hi , I’m also getting amazing slow internet speeds with OPENVPN on digitalocean droplet London data center !

I tried SoftEther was even slower so switched back to OPENVPN

http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/5429908851

do you throttle bandwidth on your servers down to under 2mbps downlaod per droplet ? ? really ? surely not !

I would be using way below the 1000GB per month quota here, so whats going on ?

Is this Rip off Britain strickes again , or something wrong with OpenVPN and Droplet VM’s ?

I tried using a more powerful droplet and get the same results… The best I have ever seen is 4.6mbps download.

Any ideas are much welcome before I give up on digitalocean and try another VPS provider.

thank you,

ben

Could someone help me out here?