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L2TP VPN Speed

Discussion in 'VPN' started by andrewocker, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. andrewocker

    andrewocker New Around Here

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    I have an ASUS RT AC66U (not B1) with Express VPN set up on it. I have to use the L2TP Protocol because of where I am (the isp blocks all other protocols). It works fine, but is quite slow; no matter what server I use with Express Vpn, either close to where I am or distant, the speed from normal internet drops by about 80% or more. (my normal internet speed is 50mbps).

    Would a higher spec router (e.g. the ASUS RT AC86U) that has a faster processor make any difference to the vpn speed? More processing power for encryption etc.

    I have had conflicting opinions of this, and would like to see if anyone here is able to give a (fairly) definitive answer.

    Thanks,
    Andrew
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2019
  2. Butterfly Bones

    Butterfly Bones Senior Member

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  3. andrewocker

    andrewocker New Around Here

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    Thanks BB,
    I have had a look through the (100's) of pages; I still don't see anything that specifically answers the question 'does a faster processor have any benefit for vpn speed using the L2TP protocol'?

    Just a yes or no is really all I need.

    If anyone knows, most appreciated to hear.

    Thanks,
    Andrew