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Hi, I am currently owning asus rtax88u pro and am trying to set the vpn client on it for my gaming device. My gaming device doesnt support innate vpn.
I need a vpn that is low latency with good speed and I was wondering how should I go about setting it up.
I am in UK and want to vpn to Japan server. My internet speed is around download/upload 32/ 24 Mbps and currently using openvpn from Express, but when I do my speed drops to 4/2 Mbps. (It is a rented airbnb house so I cannot change my default wifi speed)

I am wondering if I should try other vpn providers such as Nord VPN/ Wireguard Vpns, or go the other way of setting my own vpn server on google cloud/ azure?
I do not mind the difficulty, I just want VPN to japan with good ping.

Thank you for your suggestions in advance : D !
 
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One thing to consider - run the VPN client on the PC vs. running on the router - performance there will be much better
 
I did it and got 240 ms. I still wanted to try it out though.

I have a NordVPN account. Connected to Japan server I see ~170ms to local servers in Japan and as expected ~340ms back to Toronto. This is a ping test only and with client run on i7 desktop CPU. A client run on router hardware with real data transfer will introduce extra latency. If the game is some FPS type - forget about it. In your case you are looking at ~0.5s delays. You can try with free VPN account, but... this is on the other side of the planet. It's actually quite impressive, but not good for gaming.
 
I have a NordVPN account. Connected to Japan server I see ~170ms to local servers in Japan and as expected ~340ms back to Toronto. This is a ping test only and with client run on i7 desktop CPU. A client run on router hardware with real data transfer will introduce extra latency. If the game is some FPS type - forget about it. In your case you are looking at ~0.5s delays. You can try with free VPN account, but... this is on the other side of the planet. It's actually quite impressive, but no
I did try as you said and indeed got ~500ms to UK/-240ms to Tokyo, same for both expresss openvpn and mulvad wireguard. Would a self host vpn such as google cloud solve this issue?
 
You don't need speed for gaming. What you need is low latency. You can't have it when the server is >10.000km away from your location.
 
You don't need speed for gaming. What you need is low latency. You can't have it when the server is >10.000km away from your location.

And VPN would add even more latency compared to a direct connection...
 
I mean, the further away the servers are from your location, the bigger the latency. In your case, I think the best option would be NordVPN, as they do have a lot of servers, and over 200 of them in Japan, so there's a good chance you would get the best results with them. I made a switch recently, and I saw the improvement while playing.
 

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