How can I speed up my IVPN connection?

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. 

  1. 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.
  2. For users wanting to connect to USA from abroad we strongly recommend servers located on the US coast nearest to you.
  3. 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. 
  4. IVPN servers are usually entered as domain names e.g. US-CA1.GW.IVPN.NET for California, USA. However, almost all IVPN server addresses resolve to several different IP addresses. In order to find out the best server IP in a specific region you can perform an nslookup to obtain a list of all IP's associated with each IVPN VPN server. You can then enter each address into your router settings to find out which one works best in your setup. 
    • 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. 
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