So with all that's happening in the UK lately, I figured there'd probably be several people here interested in using a VPN service in order to maintain some level of privacy, including myself. There's a lot of different VPN services out there and even I'm somewhat overwhelmed with them in all honesty. I've tried Private Internet Access but the speeds on it for me were pretty bad, but admittedly I only tried it with an OpenVPN config on my router, I never tried their locally installed client which may have been a bit of a mistake. I don't really think I could go back and try them again for a little while as I've already gotten a refund from them under their money back guarantee. Though I suppose I could always just sign up for a 1 month package as a sort of trial and just cancel the renewal if the client turns out to be rubbish.
Today though I've been trying out ExpressVPN and been a bit more thorough this time.,
For reference this is my normal internet connection,
If I plug the settings into my router directly for an OpenVPN connection, so basically my entire connection is on VPN even if the device doesn't support a VPN client, this was what I got when using their Amsterdam ovpn config,
So big big drop.
If I install the Windows client though and run that on the Amsterdam location, I get this,
Definitely better than the OpenVPN settings, but I was hoping for something a lot closer to my standard connection speed really. Am I being unrealistic here? Is the above probably about the best I could really hope for when connecting using a VPN? I know 65 aint too bad but we're still talking a third of my regular speed. (Though my upload more than doubles because....reasons)