How to make your VPN connection faster?
Is your VPN connection too slow? It might not be because of the VPN service, and even if it is, here’s how to give it a boost!
Depending on the VPN service you decided to use, you will have different speeds. Usually, when you are connected to VuzeVPN, you will not notice any change in your internet connection.
As long as your throughput is relatively fast, you should be able to use your programs and browse websites without any problem.
If you were to test your connection speed (with Speed Test for example) while using a VPN, you would see a slight slowdown of 10-30%. If your internet speed is usually fast, then even a 30% drop shouldn’t matter.
However, other factors can come into play, such as the location of the VPN’s servers, its load (usage rate) or the protocol used. However, you can change most of these settings, which can already help speed up your connection.
Also remember to shut down software that is not being used or that is running in the background, as well as disabling important updates to your operating system, which could be the cause of your connection slowing down.
If your VPN connects too slowly then it could be malfunctioning.
Quick fixes to speed up your VPN connection
To hide your location from other Internet users, a VPN transmits your data through different servers. The control panel often includes a list of the server you are using. For online games, latency is reduced by using the closest server possible.
Distance is not an issue for VPN users wishing to access Netflix, however. Here, you have to use a different server from your region to avoid technical problems and the risks of excessive traffic.
Also, by choosing to connect your laptop or PC directly to the router, you will be able to avoid any interference or performance issues encountered by WiFi.
Do not forget to lower your VPN’s encryption level. Using a VPN usually includes protecting the data with encryption software. This is reassuring but it adds more load to your computer due to the encoding / decoding time.
If you are using a VPN to watch content locked in a region and not for security measures, it is better to reduce the encryption levels and thus decrease the poor performance of the system. Usually OpenVPN or IKEv2 / IPsec or other options like L2TP / IPsec are used.
This process is quite complex and varies depending on your VPN software and operating system. Always know what you are doing and never attempt things that seem risky.
Reset your device. This is often the way to go about troubleshooting computer problems. Do this on your PC and router with the expectation of improved performance.
We just gave you some tips to try to improve your connection speed without having to change subscriptions. And even if you already have the highest plan offered by your provider, a little more speed never hurts anyone! And you, what are your tips or the tools you use to improve the speed of your internet connection?