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trainwreck

@70.90.247.x

should OpenVPN connections be markedly slower over wifi?

got a working openvpn server in routing mode w/redirected web traffic, and am noticing much slower (~50%) performance when i'm connected somewhere from wifi. i'm paying comcast for 50/10 and upload speeds from the local LAN to me are ~9.2mbps hardwire but only ~3-4mbps over wifi. is this normal?


kontos
xyzzy

join:2001-10-04
West Henrietta, NY
With wireless there are a whole lot of potential problems that get added that could affect throughput. Throwing in a VPN will add a few more as well.

That said, you need to test four scenarios and compare relative performance between them:

- VPN+wifi
- VPN+wired
- wifi+direct
- wired+direct


trainwreck

@70.90.247.x
reply to trainwreck
that's the thing, regular web transfers without vpn are a consistent 10 megs on wifi and wired. it's only the vpn that seems to slow down... and only on wifi..

HELLFIRE
Premium
join:2009-11-25
kudos:18
reply to trainwreck
What's doing the OpenVPN? Spare box? If so, how's the CPU load looking?

Just for chuckles get something like IPERF to test throughput on it and see what kind of numbers you get.

My 00000010bits.

Regards