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Whole house VPN router.

Discussion in 'VPN' started by cloudbuster, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. cloudbuster

    cloudbuster Occasional Visitor

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    Hey guys I am trying to have a whole house VPN router.


    My internet speed ISP 100mb but should upgrade to 400mb within the next months and then get 1gb fiber within a year.


    Any experience with any of the followings:

    ASUS AX88U

    MikroTik RB4011
    https://mikrotik.com/product/rb4011igs_5hacq2hnd_in#fndtn-testresults

    Untangle u25xw https://www.untangle.com/shop/u25xw-appliance/


    I would like to have the best possible VPN speeds. The mikrotik have some crazy number using IPSec but slow on the 64 bytes test. Now sure how that translate.

    I would use NordVPN for now as I still have a lot of time left on my plan.

    What should I get thanks.
     
  2. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    The only thing that will get anywhere close to 400 Mbps with OpenVPN is a PC.
     
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  3. eibgrad

    eibgrad Regular Contributor

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    As RMerlin says, ain't no way you're getting anywhere near 400Mbps w/ a router. They just aren't designed to handle it. And especially OpenVPN (you never were specific). You might find my comments in the following thread interesting as to why I think that's the case.

    https://www.snbforums.com/threads/e...figuration-in-asus-routers.46341/#post-482239

    Seriously, the truth is that for peak performance, you really need a PC platform, or one beast of a router ($$$) to approach those numbers. And even if you find such a beast, you might as well use a PC, even an old crappy PC. It would surely be more economical.
     
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  4. cloudbuster

    cloudbuster Occasional Visitor

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    Thanks guys,

    Any idea of what speed or what is their cap for those 3 I listed or which one you think would be the fastest.
     
  5. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    Around 220 Mbps for the RT-AC86U.
     
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  6. cloudbuster

    cloudbuster Occasional Visitor

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    Thanks,

    Would this be on par with the AX88U

    Or is more of a $ per mbps formula the AC86U come on top.
     
  7. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    Almsot identical, since it's the same CPU, only in a quad core version, and OpenVPN is single threaded.
     
  8. cloudbuster

    cloudbuster Occasional Visitor

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  9. CaptainSTX

    CaptainSTX Very Senior Member

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    No. I had the same device with an I7 processor and on a gig connection from Comcast the speed topped out at approx 250 Mbps when using a VPN client from several providers. That was a few months ago so maybe you will find a provider that can do better in April 2019.

    The limiting factor becomes the speed the VPN provider's systems can handle. Most VPN providers for what they charge can't offer super speeds. They use standard servers with up to 128 users per server and they only have limited bandwidth to the Internet. When there are enough people willing to pay $49.99 per month for VPN service instead of shopping for the best deal at $3.95 maybe throughput will go up.

    If you want to test speeds for yourself try running a VPN client on a PC with a fast processor and lots of RAM and see what you get. Whatever that speed is you are probably not going to go faster on any type of router or VPN appliance.