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Old 25-01-2019, 12:50 AM   #2626
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Hi for those who are using SurfShark, do you notice a speed difference between setting up the VPN on router and using the chrome extension?

when I set up the VPN on my ASUSWRT-Merlin router my speedtest drop to 42Mbps. But if I use only the chrome extension the speedtest is 420Mbps. without VPN the speed is 900Mbps.

Did i set up something wrong?
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Old 25-01-2019, 03:08 AM   #2627
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Hi for those who are using SurfShark, do you notice a speed difference between setting up the VPN on router and using the chrome extension?

when I set up the VPN on my ASUSWRT-Merlin router my speedtest drop to 42Mbps. But if I use only the chrome extension the speedtest is 420Mbps. without VPN the speed is 900Mbps.

Did i set up something wrong?
No, you probably haven't done anything wrong. Routers usually have weak CPUs and the encryption/decryption process slows download/upload speeds, 42Mbps on a router on VPN is actually a pretty good speed. Since you had to set it up on OpenVPN protocol which is very CPU inefficient the speed drop was huge comparing with Chrome extension. You can still contact Surfshark customer support to double check, they will walk you through the process.

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Old 25-01-2019, 06:35 AM   #2628
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Hi for those who are using SurfShark, do you notice a speed difference between setting up the VPN on router and using the chrome extension?

when I set up the VPN on my ASUSWRT-Merlin router my speedtest drop to 42Mbps. But if I use only the chrome extension the speedtest is 420Mbps. without VPN the speed is 900Mbps.

Did i set up something wrong?
speeds that you get when setting up your VPN to run via your router would greatly depend more on the hardware encryption capability of your router in comparison to the server of the VPN in this matter.

I'm using a asus ac86u router that comes with an aes-in featured cpu which can provide around 200mbps of download and upload speeds which is on par with the much more expensive ac5300.

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Old 25-01-2019, 01:49 PM   #2629
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speeds that you get when setting up your VPN to run via your router would greatly depend more on the hardware encryption capability of your router in comparison to the server of the VPN in this matter.

I'm using a asus ac86u router that comes with an aes-in featured cpu which can provide around 200mbps of download and upload speeds which is on par with the much more expensive ac5300.

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The following website does not offer the technical details but the list does mention Asus AC86U and AC5300 in the top VPN router list, No 2 and No 3 in the list respectively. No 4 is Linksys WRT32X. No 1 Linksys WRT3200ACM does not seem to be available in Singapore.

https://www.techradar.com/news/best-vpn-routers

Effectively the best consumer grade VPN router seems to be the Asus RT-AC86U here.

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Old 25-01-2019, 01:52 PM   #2630
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The following website does not offer the technical details but the list does mention Asus AC-86U and AC-5300 in the top VPN router list, No 2 and No 3 in the list.

https://www.techradar.com/news/best-vpn-routers
I get 600+Mbps of openVPN throughput with my $200 pfsense router.
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Old 25-01-2019, 08:57 PM   #2631
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Personally, I am using IPVAnish and PureVPN on my dd-wrt router (WRT3200ACM) individually! and both work fine, Mostly both VPN services servers give me a good speed overall, and the price is much lower of both of these services, that is why I keep using them, By using the VPN on router makes easier to encrypt my connection all the time and also it make easier for me to access the geo-restricted content anytime and anywhere.

https://www.ipvanish.com/
https://www.purevpn.com/singapore-vpn-service
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Old 26-01-2019, 08:59 AM   #2632
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I get 600+Mbps of openVPN throughput with my $200 pfsense router.
how usual of you to appear with your pfsense again when. we are talking about consumer grade routers.

really goes to show that that ugly people can go for cosmetic surgery to look pretty.. but stupidity really has no cure.. lol

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Old 26-01-2019, 09:40 AM   #2633
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how usual of you to appear with your pfsense again when. we are talking about consumer grade routers.

really goes to show that that ugly people can go for cosmetic surgery to look pretty.. but stupidity really has no cure.. lol

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I understand Liao. You think you were on top of the world with your 86u then all of a sudden someone with a much better router appears and u got salty it's like your whole world view got crushed knowing there is someone much tech savvy then you...

If u are jealous, maybe try improving your tech skills so you are able to use a pfsense router and not be so envious of others that can.
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Old 26-01-2019, 02:38 PM   #2634
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I understand Liao. You think you were on top of the world with your 86u then all of a sudden someone with a much better router appears and u got salty it's like your whole world view got crushed knowing there is someone much tech savvy then you...

If u are jealous, maybe try improving your tech skills so you are able to use a pfsense router and not be so envious of others that can.
lol ok boss.. you happy can liao..
now hear this liao lj steam already faster go pcc it out to feel even better..

unless you're telling me you have more than one CompTIA level certificated or MCSA level certified, I guess it would be a waste of my time to compare "tech skills" with you..

especially when you cannot even use a public forum to provide proper level of advise. I don't see a point of using a pfsense router to inflate your godlike level of tech skills publicly. but if it floats your boat, and is good enough for you to feel that everyone will worship your pfsense router and make your jizz in your pants, then go ahead.. I proclaim you the conqueror and destroyer of consumer level wireless router!!!

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Old 26-01-2019, 07:38 PM   #2635
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siao lang?

I just helping @camile89 test out the scenario as per the post's request.



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Old 26-01-2019, 09:19 PM   #2636
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https://opensource.com/article/18/8/...urce-tools-vpn

Other than commercial VPN providers, one of the alternative is to set up open source VPN server software on VPS providers like Google and Digital Ocean. The above articles list a few popular open source VPN server packages.
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Old 27-01-2019, 03:40 AM   #2637
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U need us account not like last time.

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no? I'm using SG account and I have no problem accessing USA and UK Netflix contents when connected to the relevant windflix server

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Old 27-01-2019, 06:54 AM   #2638
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no? I'm using SG account and I have no problem accessing USA and UK Netflix contents when connected to the relevant windflix server

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I try cannot le.

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Old 27-01-2019, 07:55 AM   #2639
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I try cannot le.

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i use SG account watch US AND UK movie
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Old 27-01-2019, 08:35 AM   #2640
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no? I'm using SG account and I have no problem accessing USA and UK Netflix contents when connected to the relevant windflix server

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plus one on this..
unfortunately... can't do the same to prime video!
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