How to Speed Up Your VPN

A VPN is an essential tool which serves many purposes. It helps to increase security, avoid internet limitations, and go online anonymously. Many VPNs provide high speed to their users but many people still feel that their computer speed gets very slow and restricted after connecting the VPN to the computer.

Does VPN make connections slow?

When a person uses the VPN, then his data is encrypted and routed from a different server. So VPN works in encrypting your data and it also adds a middleman between your system and the server. So this way, a good amount of time is utilized in encrypting and data has to travel through longer channels now. So this process slows down the speed which many people might not notice or pay attention to.

Servers that work fast will not show many drops in speed. Also, in rare cases, users witness a rise in speed due to some VPN throttling done by the ISP.

Cause of Your VPN slowing down:

  • Distance from the web server, If you have connected with a server that is geographically far away from your place, then your data packets need to travel from a far distance to you. It will have an impact on your connection speed. So try to connect with a nearby server and then check the difference in the speeds. If it becomes faster, then the distance of the server was at fault.
  • Heavy Load on server. If many users are connected to a specific server, it becomes overloaded and decreases its speed. There are a few VPN apps available that display the server status to users so that they can pick a particular web server that is not overloaded and works efficiently.
  • Type of encryption. Though high-grade encryption is good for securing purposes but it makes the connection slower. You can try using AES-128 encryption which is strong and also effective. It doesn’t slow down any connection.

How to Speed up your VPN connection

The VPN doesn’t need to be the culprit. Your internet connection can be the cause of the problems too. So, disconnect the VPN and check your internet connection instead. If it isworking slowly, then the VPN can surely not make it faster. You can try using any other mobile data, or router to get increased speed.

Restart your system. Sometimes technical issues can be solved by simply restarting your device. Restarting your system can help you to increase the connection speed. You can also choose to disable internet security software- firewall. It might be the reason for the blockage of the VPN that hinders its speed.

Turn using a wired connection. If you are using a wireless connection with the help of a Wi-Fi, there are chances that some packets got dropped on your unreliable network. This can slow down the speed. You can use an Ethernet cable connection with the modem. This can show you a change in the intensity of the speed.

Try a different VPN. Many VPNs claim to provide fast speed but not all do they say. If you feel that your VPN is the cause of the speed problem, then it is the best thing to change and replace it with a new one. You can get a refund for your old VPN if the VPN provider offers this exchange. If they don’t your money is wasted. So to be safe buy a VPN that comes with a money-back guarantee.


This was the proper guide that you need to check to speed up your VPN. If you follow the guidelines properly and check for the potential reasons behind the VPN slow down, you can manage it on your own. No outside help of a technician is required to solve this issue.

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