How to Increase VPN Connection Speeds (5 Simple Tips)

How to Increase VPN Connection Speeds (5 Simple Tips)


– It’s not uncommon for
people to get frustrated with their Internet speeds
with connected to a VPN. A VPN by nature will slow
you down at least a little, but if the low speeds are
just getting ridiculous, there are a few things that
you can try that might help. Over the next few minutes,
I’m gonna share with you five things you can do
right now to increase your VPN connection speeds. (electronic buzzing) Thanks for joining me. My name is Josh and this
is VPN Video Reviews. Today we’re talking about five simple ways to speed up your Internet connection. Some of these are obvious, while others are a bit more technical. In both cases, it’s worth a
try just to see if it helps. Number one, change your server location. Almost every VPN service
gives you the option to change which server you’re
connected to in the world. So let’s say you’re currently in New York and your VPN is connected
to a server in Australia. By simply changing to a
server that is physically located closer to your
geographic location, so in this case, let’s say Chicago, logistically your speeds should increase even if ever so slightly. The general rule of thumb
is unless you’re trying to spoof your location
to a specific country, connect with the closest available server for the fastest speeds. Number two, change your
connection protocol. Your level of encryption
also has a direct correlation to the speed of your connection. For instance, if you VPN
is currently connecting on an IPSec or OpenVPN protocol,
changing it to the faster, but somewhat less secure PPTP protocol might speed up your connection. If you don’t know what I’m
talking about, that’s okay. In most cases you can look
on the VPN program itself or the preferences menu
to make this change. Number three, if speed is still an issue, I suggest you double-check
your network connection. What I mean is this. If you’re connecting via
WiFi and the signal is weak to your device, it doesn’t
matter how good your VPN is, your entire Internet
connection is gonna be slow. Consider plugging in your
computer, getting closer to your WiFi router or even
upgrading your Internet connection speeds with your ISP or Internet service provider. Also, if your computer is running
network security software, this can have an effect
on your overall speed. Number four, try a different VPN service. I know I might be in the minority here, but I personally subscribe
to a number of different VPN services at once and
I often recommend people get at least two in
order to have a backup. One reason is that I sometimes
find is that one VPN service is faster than another. Perhaps a server is getting
overloaded, too much traffic, or with some VPNs, they limit
bandwidth and throttle speeds. In both cases, switching to another VPN will immediately tell you
if your VPN is the problem and not your Internet connection. Finally, number five, reboot. When I’ve exhausted all my other options, my last resort is to shut down the program and completely reboot my
computer, my phone or my tablet. I can’t always explain why,
but more often than not, it does make a difference. And that does it. Check out even more helpful
videos and tutorials here including our in-depth VPN setup tutorials and before you leave, don’t
forget to give this video a thumb’s up. I always welcome constructive feedback in the comment section below. Take care and stay safe online.

Danny Hutson

25 thoughts on “How to Increase VPN Connection Speeds (5 Simple Tips)

  1. 6. Choose the lowest load server available. Choosing a server with a 25% load in a large city will in my experience get you more speed than a closer server that's at 65% or higher load.

  2. The first thing to do is turn off the VPN for a few minutes to see if the speed increases. Then you know if it's the VPN that is slowing it down. On another totally different note, a very weird thing is that my brother gets much faster speeds with his iPad than I do with mine on the same wifi network when neither of us have vpn engaged. I wonder if you have any ideas on that. Could it be a setting on our iPads?

  3. I just paid for IP VANISH, because COX is throttling my internet down to 2.60Mbps[I pay for UP TO 160Mbps]. My internet through IP VANISH is now: 900 bits/second and a webpage won't even load. COX must throttle IP VANISH.

  4. Why is my VPN speed slower on my firestick? On my cell phone or cpu via wifi, its10 times faster. also when I disable my VPN on firestick my speeds are regular like 100 megabytes but when I enable it on my firestick it's like 12, I use ipvanish.

  5. Play with the different leased providers (Servers) examples : Micfo, Leaseweb, etc… I can vary from 4mbps to 150mbps wireless using (Micfo-> slow…all of them), (Leaseweb-> fast) both in same location and using Nordvpn…

  6. Why would you use PPTP when there's IKEV2? (Technically PPTP I guess, though that's not what you're referring to).

  7. would be good if the VPNs would give a free trial. I have Cyber Ghost and it is atrocious. I can barely get 1 Mbps and this is connecting to the closest server. I don't expect VPNs to be fast but this is ridicules. I think I have wasted my money as I have to run with it turned off to get pages to load without waiting forever.

  8. Got express vpn today and its horribly slow… normal websites take so long to load. I need to connect to us server to watch netflix us or crunchyroll us…

  9. Why when I always connect to a VPN it always slows down after 12 seconds of connecting. When I reconnect the download was fast but after 12 seconds it slows down! PLEASE HELP AND WHY?

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