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I'm trying to figure out the right method to get the most speed out of this VPN connection. I've got several setups and none of them get over 170up/dn. I have gigabit internet through at&t and the server I connect to isn't very far from me.   How are you guys getting 400?


Pfsense openvpn tunnel with IP forwarded to a VM - This gets around 170 down and sometimes 0 up. It's also very unstable, but this would be my preferred method.



Windows 10 vm running on a R710, 2 cpu's with 4 cores each (xeons through ESXI), connecting through windows VPN or Torguard app.



Lastly I installed the torguard vpn app on my Ryzen 1700x desktop, it just about hits 200. 


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I'm not an expert, but OpenVPN is single-threaded, so to get the highest speed possible you simply need a device with a high single core clock speed. My 9900k gets me around 300 Mbit/s iirc. I don't know if that is limited by the cpu or the TG server. 


Alternatively if your use case supports it, you could switch to IPSec for higher speeds. 

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NO ONE gets > than 250Mbps with OpenVPN, it is impossible so don't believe them. I use a router with "hardware acceleration" (AES-NI hardware support) technology and this will increase my OpenVPN speeds to approx 250Mbps measured from my SE Asia location to a west coast USA vpn server; without hardware acceleration router, my speeds to the same server(s) are MUCH less, dropping from 250Mbps to 50 or 60Mbps. 

With IKEv2 protocol I routinely achieve speeds up to 450Mbps to servers worldwide from my location. MY ISP pkg is 500/300 fiber service in SE Asia.

You may want to upgrade your router that has a proper cpu and hardware acceleration and also switch to IKEv2 protocol.

Also, if your pfsense appliance's CPU does not have AES-NI hardware support, the overhead from OpenVPN will definately impact your speeds while connected to the vpn tunnel.

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