How can I speed up my IVPN connection?:
Encrypting your entire network through IVPN requires considerable processing power and bandwidth. This is why you may notice speeds that are lower than your normal ISP speeds. Although the connection may be a little slower you should be comforted in knowing it is also fully encrypted through a secure VPN connection. There are still several ways that you may be able to improve slow IVPN connection speeds on your router.
- Try connecting to a different IVPN server. Check out the IVPN Server list; typically the server location that is closest to your actual location will work best for you.
- For users wanting to connect to USA from abroad we strongly recommend servers located on the US coast nearest to you.
- IVPN OpenVPN traffic can be sent via UDP Protocol and Port 2049 or via TCP Protocol and Port 443. In some regions or use cases one OpenVPN protocol may be faster than the other. In heavily censored regions IVPN recommends using UDP with Port 2049.
- In DD-WRT you can find the Tunnel Protocol and Port settings on the Services > VPN page.
- In Tomato you can find the Protocol and Port settings on the VPN Tunneling > OpenVPN Client > Basic page.
- In a command prompt in Windows or Terminal in MacOS type in for e.g.
nslookup US-CA1.GW.IVPN.NET and then press Enter to obtain your list.