Are you using a VPN (Virtual Private Network)?

Are you using a VPN (Virtual Private Network)?
 

 
 
 
 

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Manic Mouse
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Currently trying out a VPN with privateinternetaccess but may terminate the service.

Main reason is that it takes a HUGE bite out of my internet speed. I ran 2 tests with the VPN set to 'auto' and with it disabled. The results were startling (sorry - forums won't embed my images :/ ):

VPN on -> http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3384450992

VPN off -> http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3384461762

For latency my ping goes from 10ms (VPN off) to a huge 97ms (VPN on). Need less to say that would play merry hob with any online gaming I want to do on foreign servers.

For download speed I see almost a 40% decrease in thruput (37 Mbps -> 22Mbps)
Upload speed surprisingly saw little difference.

Not sure I am paranoid enough to give up all that throughput (I am paying a premium for the 35/10Mbps internet service!) just to be anonymous. I most certainly will turn this off if I am to do any gaming or heavy downloading. The latency is painful even in web browsing though.

Mark Baker

Gigabyte Z79X-UD5H, Intel i7 4790K @4.4Ghz (stock speed), 32gb G.Skill RipjawsZ 10-10-10-30 PC3-12800, Sapphire HD 7950 3GB, OCZ Vertex 4, Vertex 3, Intel 510 & Adata SSDs, wrapped in a CoolerMaster HAF XM case

chilliedog2918
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To me its pretty useless ..the only things I do is gaming,shopping through amazon,ebay etc ..my Norton is good enough ..have no problems

3dGameMan
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Do ya have a problem with playing videos in our area since they are restricted in your country? Maybe your videos are buffering all the time? Do you log into public/untrusted networks?

Rodney Reynolds,
Register: http://www.3dgameman.com/user/register

chilliedog2918
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Not that I recall of having problems with any video's & its a public network (charter communications)ISP