VPN not operating?
A Former User last edited by
It is my understanding that using a VPN should increase the D/l speeds of torrents.(?) If so, then Opera VPN is beyond extremely slow (avg. 55-62kb/s) and I need to know what to do to increase it. Already shut down/disabled as many non-essential programs as possible. IF enabling a VPN DOES NOT increase D/l speeds, then why do so many "sites" claim it does.? Just needing some relevant F.Y.I.
blackbird71 last edited by blackbird71
@69rixter Why do you think that?
An established normal Internet connection essentially involves communications along a path:
User computer request > User's ISP portal > Internet backbone > Website Destination server > Data retrieved from server > Destination ISP portal > Internet backbone > User's ISP portal > User's computer
An established normal VPN-related Internet connection involves communications along an increased path:
User computer request > User's ISP portal > Internet backbone > VPN 'user' server > Internet backbone > VPN 'destination' server > Internet backbone > Website Destination server > Data retrieved from server > Destination's ISP portal > Internet backbone > VPN 'destination' server > Internet backbone > VPN 'user' server > Internet backbone > User's ISP portal > User's computer
Unless the VPN is using compression/decompression techniques of graphics data content both at the user's system and at the VPN server, the speeds involved will be no better than that normally experienced by the user without the VPN, since the signal pathway when using VPN is even longer and involves more potential bandwidth-limiting interfaces along the way. Using compression/decompression in the VPN, while speeding data flow, will result in some degree of website fidelity loss depending on the comp/decomp techniques used. Claims of increased speed usually result either from a VPN having a faster DNS lookup process, compression, or its access to better backbone paths to the website destination... all of which may not amount to much, even in best of scenarios. More likely will be an overall reduction of speed when using a VPN, since the added path both ways through the VPN (which in some cases also involves additional encryption/decryption operations) can only add to the non-VPN path limitations.