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Nighthawk R7000 DD-WRT OpenVPN running at about 12% of capacity?

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Morpheus

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Morpheus

I have a 200mbs connection through Spectrum. I do get in excess of 200mbs with no VPN connected. I as soon as I connect the VPN it drops to 28mbs.

Firmware: DD-WRT v3.0-r36070M konac (5/31/18)

Router: Nighthawk R7000

OpenVPN client

Tunnel Protocol was set to UDP (getting 20mps). I set to Tunnel Protocol to TCP and now it is 28mbs with the VPN connected.

Where could the bottleneck be?

 

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desert

 

It's your router. I have the R7000 also. You need a lot of processing power for openvpn. If you are tech friendly I would suggest you build/buy a slim client (ebay) and run Pfsense as a router. You can google "r7000 vpn throughput" for more info on the R7000. As far as a Pfsense client. I did mine for under $50.

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I just downloaded Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I ran top from Telnet while it was downloading and the CPU usage never went above 38% in the R7000. It's not maxing out the CPU?

If I add the slim client will this replace my R7000? I'm not sure about the process. I'm not familiar with a Slim Client? Do you mean a Thin Client?

Will this install after the cable modem and before my R7000? I'm assuming that the Slim client will be running OpenVPN? I'm clueless about doing this :)

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desert

 

Slim/thin client is the same. The thin client would act as your router. Running Pfsense.

Modem>Pfsense Router>R7000

Installing Pfsense and running it is simple. Many years ago when I did it they didn't have the easy setup guide they do now.

You will need the slim/thin client and a network card for the LAN/WAN.Then install the Pfsense software from a thumb drive. Then you set your WAN/LAN. Then you login from a computer.

Requirements: https://www.pfsense.org/products/#requirements     You need a client with 1GB of space. Most are way over that.

You should read the install guide first: https://docs.netgate.com/pfsense/en/latest/install/installing-pfsense.html

https://torguard.net/article/254/pfsense-openvpn.html

Read this article for info on VPN over the R7000 https://community.netgear.com/t5/Nighthawk-WiFi-Routers/VPN-through-R7000-but-only-need-2-devices-to-use-the-VPN-how/td-p/1355613

 

 

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