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Very different speeds between TorGuard app and OpenVPN app

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Waint1994

I'm trying to set up TorGuard on my Windows server using the official OpenVPN client (because I want more control over what traffic is handled by the VPN).

When using the official TorGuard app, I get around 60mbps (out of a ISP 120mbps connection, which is fair enough). However, when I use exactly the same settings in OpenVPN 2.4.5, I always get below 10mbps.

I pulled the config from the OpenVPN Config Generator. Here are the specifics:

Server: ca.torguardvpnaccess.com
Port: 1912
Auth: SHA256
Proto: UDP
Cipher: AES-128-CBC

I thought the TorGuard app was just a wrapper around OpenVPN with some additional settings and an easy to use GUI. Why is the speed difference so extreme?

Thank you

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1 hour ago, Waint1994 said:

I'm trying to set up TorGuard on my Windows server using the official OpenVPN client (because I want more control over what traffic is handled by the VPN).

When using the official TorGuard app, I get around 60mbps (out of a ISP 120mbps connection, which is fair enough). However, when I use exactly the same settings in OpenVPN 2.4.5, I always get below 10mbps.

I pulled the config from the OpenVPN Config Generator. Here are the specifics:

Server: ca.torguardvpnaccess.com
Port: 1912
Auth: SHA256
Proto: UDP
Cipher: AES-128-CBC

I thought the TorGuard app was just a wrapper around OpenVPN with some additional settings and an easy to use GUI. Why is the speed difference so extreme?

Thank you

 

Hi Waint

Welcome to the forums.

If you download our standard configs from our downloads page here https://torguard.net/downloads.php then open up one up in a prefered text editor and uncomment the section that mentions to uncomment if you have speed issues - let me know if this helps.

Regards

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deltapie

Same issue. Looked at the above provide link and can't figure out where the "section that mentions to uncomment" would be located. Thanks

 

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14 hours ago, deltapie said:

Same issue. Looked at the above provide link and can't figure out where the "section that mentions to uncomment" would be located. Thanks

 

 

Hello,

Did you download the standard configs? if so you just need to open one in your choice of editor and here you will find the lines to uncomment.

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Waint1994

To follow up on this, the OpenVPN files available in the downloads section fixed it for me. It seems that for some reason the files from OpenVPN Config Generator were problematic.

 

Thank you!

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18 minutes ago, Waint1994 said:

To follow up on this, the OpenVPN files available in the downloads section fixed it for me. It seems that for some reason the files from OpenVPN Config Generator were problematic.

 

Thank you!

 

Thanks for the heads up, which option did you select to generate configs on the generator?

Regards

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On 3/23/2018 at 12:12 AM, Support said:

 

Hi Waint

Welcome to the forums.

If you download our standard configs from our downloads page here https://torguard.net/downloads.php then open up one up in a prefered text editor and uncomment the section that mentions to uncomment if you have speed issues - let me know if this helps.

Regards

So, here is the "uncomment" section you refer too:

# Uncomment these directives if you have speed issues
;sndbuf 393216
;rcvbuf 393216
;push "sndbuf 393216"
;push "rcvbuf 393216"

 

What exactly do you mean be "uncomment the section"?? Delete all the entries??

 

Please provide a clear and concise example.

 

Thanks,

Sam

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22 minutes ago, Sam Crow said:

So, here is the "uncomment" section you refer too:

# Uncomment these directives if you have speed issues
;sndbuf 393216
;rcvbuf 393216
;push "sndbuf 393216"
;push "rcvbuf 393216"

 

What exactly do you mean be "uncomment the section"?? Delete all the entries??

 

Please provide a clear and concise example.

 

Thanks,

Sam

Remove the ";".

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25 minutes ago, Marco said:

Remove the ";".

as in like this?:

sndbuf 393216
rcvbuf 393216
push sndbuf 393216
push rcvbuf 393216

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Marco
6 hours ago, Sam Crow said:

as in like this?:

sndbuf 393216
rcvbuf 393216
push sndbuf 393216
push rcvbuf 393216

Yes.

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11 hours ago, Sam Crow said:

as in like this?:

sndbuf 393216
rcvbuf 393216
push sndbuf 393216
push rcvbuf 393216

 

Did you see any improvement Sam?

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uNc

No, I've not experienced any noticable speed occilations while using a variety of VPN clients including TG android and mac apps, Shimo, viscosity, tunnelblick etc, so I cannot offer a comment.

Regards,

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