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Router with > 70mbps on VPN

Discussion in 'Routers' started by Marrduk24, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. Marrduk24

    Marrduk24 New Around Here

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    I currently have a cable modem + router from Netgear and want to move to a router based VPN encryption. I currently use PPTP encryption to bypass ISP throttling of Usenet, and even though OpenVPN is more secure, PPTP works for me as it is faster.

    I will use my cable modem router purely as modem and considering two options with it
    1. A new wireless router that’s powerful enough to get me > 70mbps on VPN. PPTP is fine from my standpoint but I am fine with OpenVPN too as long as I get the speed
    2. Get a QOTOM mini-PC with PFsense and get a cheaper wirelsss router (something like Linksys EA7300).

    I have about 12 wiresss devices at home, which is a mix of 2.4ghz only devices (printers, Roku etc) and bunch of iPhones/ iPads. I have a couple of wired devices.

    my preference would be to not go down the QOTOM route unless I have to. Is there a router that’s fit for my purpose?

    Our apartment is about 3000 ft over one floor, has concrete walls and router will be in one corner.
     
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  3. Deepcuts

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  4. Arsena11

    Arsena11 New Around Here

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    From being along time lurker on this forum and reading lots and lots of posts about vpns especially openvpn ,ive found out that the recently released Asus RT-AC86U is one of the best routers for open vpn achieving over 100mb+ on openvpn

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-RT-AC86U-AiProtection-Accelerator-Aggregation/dp/B075WFL15D
     
  5. Marrduk24

    Marrduk24 New Around Here

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  6. unclebuk

    unclebuk Regular Contributor

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    I just moved over the AC86U and can achieve >150mbps using openVPN. It seems to perform better than I expected so it migh be a worthy consideration for you.
     
  7. Xentrk

    Xentrk Very Senior Member

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    Hello @unclebuk
    Is the speed you reported to a vpn server nearby your geo location? What do you get when connecting to a server on the left coast of USA?
     
  8. unclebuk

    unclebuk Regular Contributor

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    Hello,

    Depending the VPN server I select on the west coast of USA, speeds vary from 90Mbps d/L to 120/130Mbps d/L.
     
  9. Xentrk

    Xentrk Very Senior Member

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    Thank you. Trying to help a friend. The AC86U should meet the requirements. Will have to put their DSL modem/router in bridge mode. They have a 50 down DSL line. I'll let you know how it turns out.
     
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