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Xander

join:2012-04-12
London, KY
Reviews:
·Windstream

TWC services and VPN

Hello community,

I have TWC 50/5 service! I have purchased a VPN, everything is setup just fine to my knowledge . I am running Windows 7 HP 64 bit OS.
I have a question about VPN and speed! I was curious why my download speed doubles while connected to my VPN? My upload stays normal of 5.5Mbps.
I have read up on a article about compression, I just didn't understand the author. So I was hoping somebody here on dsl reports could elaborate what's happening. Most articles, I have read people complained of slow speeds, and mine is super charged.

Thanks for any input.

Xander.

Sent from IPhone


kba4

join:2001-10-23
Canton, OH
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
are you saying you get 100Mbps via VPN but only 50Mbps without it? Please post screenshots, etc if possible. AFAIK 50Mbps is the top speed in almost every TWC area at this time, and if you're actually getting faster speeds I'd have no idea how.
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I see what you're saying, even though I'm really just listening...

Xander

join:2012-04-12
London, KY
Yes I am getting 117Mbps DL, I have tested with Xfinity, speed test.net, speakeasy, several times over! Also I tested over a 5 day period!
I will post screen shots, when I get home. I can't understand how either.


PamelaTS

join:2004-04-20
Dallas, TX
My question is which vpn? I want some of that

Xander

join:2012-04-12
London, KY
Reviews:
·Windstream
reply to Xander
Ok before i gather some screen shots together i will post speed test from my Pc connecteed to my VPN.

I am sure there is some explaination to this speed test, my thread is to find out what.

downloadBright house···test.pdf 83974 bytes


Xfinity:

»stage.results.speedtest.comcast.···8144.png

I saved the verizion and bright house speed test as a pdf because there is no copy link. Again there has to be an explaination.

Xander

join:2012-04-12
London, KY
Reviews:
·Windstream
Click for full size
downloadNormal.pdf 153,657 bytes
Normal operation.


djrobx
Premium
join:2000-05-31
Valencia, CA
kudos:2
reply to Xander
Heh I have the opposite problem. When I connect to my corporate VPN, speed tests show 11mbps uploads. It's clearly some sort of glitch or compression.


Smith6612
Premium,MVM
join:2008-02-01
North Tonawanda, NY
kudos:24
Reviews:
·Verizon Online DSL
·Frontier Communi..
reply to Xander
I'm tempted to say this is compression. The data speed tests use can be compressed quite nicely in many cases causing you to get funny results like this. Try downloading something over the VPN, and you should see it level off to around the same as your actual connection speed.

Xander

join:2012-04-12
London, KY
Reviews:
·Windstream

1 edit
reply to Xander
Well I have uninstalled Google Chrome, I thought may had something to do with it, I am now testing IE 11 which was released today!

Results:




The only thing that I can really think of, is that, I am testing the from the VPN server, to the test server. It may be a PIA bug, IDK really. What i am saying is that it maybe testing from VPN / Speedtest.net, and not My PC /VPN/ speed test server?!?!

Xander

join:2012-04-12
London, KY
Reviews:
·Windstream
reply to Xander
I have downloaded IE 11 again, this time I saved the file to downloads.

The file for IE11 is 53.3 MB (bytes) I reached 3.01MB Download speed it took 9 seconds.

I need a math junkie

BTW, I see a huge improvement in IE11, I am a chrome fan, but the VPN works so damn smooth on IE11 I almost feel like IE 11 is faster than the current Version of Chrome, time will tell.


Smith6612
Premium,MVM
join:2008-02-01
North Tonawanda, NY
kudos:24
Reviews:
·Verizon Online DSL
·Frontier Communi..
In some benchmarks IE11 has been beating out Chrome, so the fact that it feels faster may not be too far off base. I just installed it on all of my Windows 7 machines and it's quite snappy. Although, Firefox or Chrome are still default for various reasons. The Windows 8 machines have all been updated to 8.1 which includes IE11 out of the box.

IE11 still lacks a bunch of HTML5 support, but it's definitely making IE8 and IE9 look like the new IE6.

azureknight

join:2013-09-10
reply to Xander
PIA's using a proxy to make speedtests show up faster then you're actually getting. I have a 30mbit connection and when i was with PIA they were saying i was getting 200mbit. It's not true, the only way to test the real speed using the VPN is to download something as speedtests don't work since they use a proxy to try and boost speedtest speeds.

scooper

join:2000-07-11
Youngsville, NC
kudos:2
reply to Xander
If you want "accurate" speedtest results that can't be fooled by compresion - try using the java test here.