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VPN Speed

Go to solution Solved by Mornincupofhate,

If you're connecting to a server half way around the world, there's going to be a few seconds of latency. This will cause timeouts.

Hi,

I live in Canada, more precisely Montreal. A few days ago, my mom wanted to access some online tv websites from here country of birth (Romania, Est-Europe), since they are geo-blocked I tried a vpn. I chose NordVPN because it has servers in Romania. The vpn works fine when I connect to the nearest server which is  in Toronto, but when I connect to the Romanian servers it become unbearably slow. It is so slow that I can't even perform basic tasks such as web browsing without having to wait 30-60 sec for a webpage to load. Half the time, I get a message from chrome saying that the page took to long to load. I understand that their should be some latency increase since Romania is halfway around the world, but am not sure if these speeds are normal or if there is a problem with my connection?  My 3 days trial is ending today, do you thing that I can get better results with another vpn (stream video in at least 480p)?

 

I don't know if it is relevant, but my bandwidth is also reduced from 120mbps  to +-12mbps down and from 20mbps to 500kbps up when I connect to the Romanian severs. When I connect to the Canadian ones it is almost identical to my native bandwidth.

 

Thank You

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From what I know, the farther it travels via VPN, the slower it gets.

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Yea that's what I understand as well, but I have been hearing a lot of stories of people from Europe accessing US Netflix via vpn so I presumed that it won't be as fast as without a vpn or with a vpn relatively close to my home, but these speed as render it completely useless (at least for that type of utilization).

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If you're connecting to a server half way around the world, there's going to be a few seconds of latency. This will cause timeouts.

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I guess I was expecting it to be faster than it actually is. I'll try a few more vpns tomorrow to see if I can manage to get something a little bit faster. Thank You

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