For the most accurate results, use a cable to connect your computer to your router. If you need to test wirelessly, position yourself as close to your router as possible. Make sure that nothing else is using your internet connection, or running on your computer, while performing the test.
The need for speed is necessary when doing anything on the internet. Testing your VPN speed will allow you to know what tasks a VPN is suitable for and if your ISP has been throttling your speed. Testing your VPN speed will enable you to;
A VPN speed is measured by taking into consideration various variable and constant factors. These factorsaffect your VPN speed,and this is the reason why you might end up getting varying results in the VPN speed test.Here are themajor factors that determine your VPN speed during the test;
Your ISP dictates the overall internet speed allocated to you via your internet package subscription. This is a constant factor that only changes when you change your subscription. only varies if your ISPs infrastructure is facing some performance issues or some other aspects such as throttling. In this factor, the higher your internet speed is (Subscription package) the higher the VPN speed will be. Only a small drop may be detected due to the encryption overhead. The lower the ISP speed, the lower your overall VPN speed will be.
A VPN infrastructure greatly determines the results you will get out of a VPN speed test. A VPN infrastructure is composed of many things such as servers, locations, how the VPN handles traffic, where the VPN gets traffic, how maintenanceis done, encryptions involved and everything that a VPN is madeof.
This speed test will measure your ping, download time, and upload time.
After the speed test, you may find out that the drop in your VPN speed is very significant. Since speed is not absolute due to the variable factors, you can speed up your VPN connection. This is possible by adjusting some VPN factors such as;
At times, the nearer the server rule may not hold due to another factor; Server load. The load (number of connections) affects the performance of a server. The more the connections, the poor the performance and hence low speeds. When the proximity rule is in use, the nearer servers tend to be overloaded. This makes servers located far away to have a better performance index.
Thelocation of a VPN server greatly influences your VPN speeds. A general rule of thumb states that; the nearer a VPN server location is, the faster the VPN speeds. Vice versa is also true. Proximity directly affects latency. It also affects the delay in connection which in turn affects the VPN’s overall speeds.
VPN protocols are standards that dictate how VPN encryptions and connections are carried out. Some protocols implement strong encryptions while others use lower encryptions levels. Others balance between speed performance and encryption. The stronger the encryption, the more the security and the lower the speed. Lower encryption levels compromise security but offer great speeds. You should choose a VPN protocol that balances both such as the OpenVPN protocol.
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