How can I speed up my PureVPN connection?

How can I speed up my PureVPN connection?:

Encrypting your entire network through PureVPN 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 PureVPN connection speeds on your router. 

  1. Try connecting to a different PureVPN server. Check out the PureVPN 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. PureVPN OpenVPN traffic can be sent via UDP Protocol and Port 53 or via TCP Protocol and Port 80. In some regions or use cases one OpenVPN protocol may be faster than the other. In heavily censored regions PureVPN recommends using UDP with Port 53.
    • 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. PureVPN servers are usually entered as domain names e.g. usla1-ovpn-tcp.pointtoserver.com for Los Angeles, USA. However, almost all PureVPN 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 PureVPN 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 usla1-ovpn-tcp.pointtoserver.com and then press Enter to obtain your list. 
  5. Try using our alternate PureVPN PTP connection guide. PPTP connections require less processing power than OpenVPN, which may allow for faster connection speeds. Although it is not as secure as OpenVPN you still get an anonymous IP address in the country of your choosing. Make sure you do not have an OpenVPN connection running at the same time as a PPTP connection
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