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I was curious if any others have had issues with VPN speeds when configuring private internet access? On my laptop, when using the PIA desktop app, I can see download speeds of ~100 mbps. When I configure the same VPN in Hybrid VPN I get no more than 20mbps. Is there something I am missing to cause this slow down?

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Hi that’s quite normal - the router will not be able to run as fast as your PC when handling the VPN. You might want to try a different vpn server though, as some can just be slower than others. 

But this is one reason it’s good to have Hybrid VPN. You can choose the devices and applications/ports that you want limited to this. 

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For the Devs,

I decided to test this feature with a free express vpn trial..

I tested with default config (udp) and then modified it for tcp ..

tcp seemed a little quicker, but definitely it is super slow on the router - most I was able to get after tweaking the config and using expressvpn/tcp was 28 down, 41 up (once) but mostly 24-25 down/28-31up.  udp was flatter around 20-22 u/d sometimes 24/28 with bursts. it was using aes-256 and i don't think they offer 128 -- maybe get 40/50mbps if then - i need to look further

It seems like the connection is capped on the router though, positive no throttling is going on? The express vpn client on a wifi win10 laptop pulled 168/169mbps+ with vpn turned on and its running w/openvpn udp.

openvpn is single threaded so it can't really take advantage of multiple cpu's on the router (next version maybe) so I get that,

but I think it can be tweaked to get better performance if you scale more cpu to it, and zero (0) the sndbuf/rcvbuf. it hardly really impacts cpu so I think tweaking is in order. Think latest openvpn.

I also noticed when data is going thru hybrid vpn there are 2 leaks: dns is leaking, and partial webRTC is leaking.

as far as Dns leak: router is still using nameservers specified by isp or manually / outside of the vpn tunnel, so someone could know what dns you are using - with a little detective work access times can be matched to who went where and when and your identity could be compromised.

looking at hybrid vpn logs i saw vpn server did PUSH 10.x.x.x.x dns to use, but it was ignored by duma, somehow you need to accept that dns and route dns requests from hybrid vpn clients to it instead of the local nameservers on the router. openvpn creates a tunnel device tun0, you need to bind dnsmasq to interface=tun0  and allow forced dns redirection so requests for dns go through the vpn tunnel.  other solutions possible maybe, you figure it out.

webrtc is not leaking your public ip, but it IS leaking your local ip.  this is really not that critical, but someone can know you are using 192.168.1.x (exact in-house ip), wouldn't you rather it be a bogus 10.x.whatever ip?

also vpn username & password is being stored in plaintext format in the usr configs, each time you make a new Connection config (i made many to test) all old and dead prior configs are hanging around in /tmp -- need to  clean up the unused lua_xxxxx* files.....why is [EPOLL] [MH/PKTINFO] compiled into openvpn? just curious

 

 

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Been using HybridVPN since its release  I remember reading that back on the old HybridVPN on the R1 that the speed issue was a hardware limitation.

Really thought this would have been improved with the xr500 but seems to be the same speeds

Using my vpn ( Surfshark ) I receive 20 Down / 20 Up. 

Tried different servers with no change ( My isp speed is 380 Down / 21 Up )

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33 minutes ago, Myst1caL said:

Been using HybridVPN since its release  I remember reading that back on the old HybridVPN on the R1 that the speed issue was a hardware limitation.

Really thought this would have been improved with the xr500 but seems to be the same speeds

Using my vpn ( Surfshark ) I receive 20 Down / 20 Up. 

Tried different servers with no change ( My isp speed is 380 Down / 21 Up )

 

Try UDP instead of TCP, improved speeds for me....

 

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client
dev tun
proto udp
remote uk-man.prod.surfshark.com 1194
resolv-retry infinite
remote-random
nobind
tun-mtu 1500
tun-mtu-extra 32
mssfix 1450
persist-key
persist-tun
ping 15
ping-restart 0
ping-timer-rem
reneg-sec 0

remote-cert-tls server

auth-user-pass

#comp-lzo
verb 3
pull
fast-io
cipher AES-256-CBC

auth SHA512

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623cSEC3Q3UZutsEm/UplsM=
-----END CERTIFICATE-----
</ca>
key-direction 1
<tls-auth>
#
# 2048 bit OpenVPN static key
#
-----BEGIN OpenVPN Static key V1-----
b02cb1d7c6fee5d4f89b8de72b51a8d0
c7b282631d6fc19be1df6ebae9e2779e
6d9f097058a31c97f57f0c35526a44ae
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ee226c37041dc55539d475183b889a10
e18bb94f079a4a49888da566b9978346
0ece01daaf93548beea6c827d9674897
e7279ff1a19cb092659e8c1860fbad0d
b4ad0ad5732f1af4655dbd66214e552f
04ed8fd0104e1d4bf99c249ac229ce16
9d9ba22068c6c0ab742424760911d463
6aafb4b85f0c952a9ce4275bc821391a
a65fcd0d2394f006e3fba0fd34c4bc4a
b260f4b45dec3285875589c97d3087c9
134d3a3aa2f904512e85aa2dc2202498
-----END OpenVPN Static key V1-----
</tls-auth>

Seems to fail with UDP this is my config file

**EDIT** Nevermind router needed a reboot after changing config. will test this out cheers

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16 hours ago, xr500user said:

For the Devs,

I decided to test this feature with a free express vpn trial..

I tested with default config (udp) and then modified it for tcp ..

tcp seemed a little quicker, but definitely it is super slow on the router - most I was able to get after tweaking the config and using expressvpn/tcp was 28 down, 41 up (once) but mostly 24-25 down/28-31up.  udp was flatter around 20-22 u/d sometimes 24/28 with bursts. it was using aes-256 and i don't think they offer 128 -- maybe get 40/50mbps if then - i need to look further

It seems like the connection is capped on the router though, positive no throttling is going on? The express vpn client on a wifi win10 laptop pulled 168/169mbps+ with vpn turned on and its running w/openvpn udp.

openvpn is single threaded so it can't really take advantage of multiple cpu's on the router (next version maybe) so I get that,

but I think it can be tweaked to get better performance if you scale more cpu to it, and zero (0) the sndbuf/rcvbuf. it hardly really impacts cpu so I think tweaking is in order. Think latest openvpn.

I also noticed when data is going thru hybrid vpn there are 2 leaks: dns is leaking, and partial webRTC is leaking.

as far as Dns leak: router is still using nameservers specified by isp or manually / outside of the vpn tunnel, so someone could know what dns you are using - with a little detective work access times can be matched to who went where and when and your identity could be compromised.

looking at hybrid vpn logs i saw vpn server did PUSH 10.x.x.x.x dns to use, but it was ignored by duma, somehow you need to accept that dns and route dns requests from hybrid vpn clients to it instead of the local nameservers on the router. openvpn creates a tunnel device tun0, you need to bind dnsmasq to interface=tun0  and allow forced dns redirection so requests for dns go through the vpn tunnel.  other solutions possible maybe, you figure it out.

webrtc is not leaking your public ip, but it IS leaking your local ip.  this is really not that critical, but someone can know you are using 192.168.1.x (exact in-house ip), wouldn't you rather it be a bogus 10.x.whatever ip?

also vpn username & password is being stored in plaintext format in the usr configs, each time you make a new Connection config (i made many to test) all old and dead prior configs are hanging around in /tmp -- need to  clean up the unused lua_xxxxx* files.....why is [EPOLL] [MH/PKTINFO] compiled into openvpn? just curious

Thanks for the information, I'll pass it on to the devs!

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