Why is my speed significantly slower on OpenVPN then not?

  • Posted September 29, 2014

I’m a TWC customer and I’m supposed to get 30MBPS down and 5 up, and I get about that when not connected to my VPN hosted on DO. When I am connected to the vpn I get significantly less speed.



I’m still really new to this but here are some settings I’ve changed(It’s in UDP mode. btw):

SSH is now on port 443

OpenVPN now runs on port 53.

Any help is greatly appreciated!


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That’s logic because you connect with your own network to another network (VPN) so the networkspeed will be a little bit slower. Can you run the commands below? After you running this commands please run “speedtest-cli --share” and copy/paste the public speedtest URL in a reaction.

$ wget
$ chmod a+rx
$ sudo mv /usr/local/bin/speedtest-cli
$ sudo chown root:root /usr/local/bin/speedtest-cli