I'm on Sonic.net fiber running over AT&T's lines.
Without vpn using a speed test:
920mbps down, 900mbps up
Without vpn using bit torrent:
Upload is complicated:
- I get throttled to different levels seemingly randomly, maybe due to the backbones, or times of day. Sometimes I'm throttled to 40-60KB/s upload, sometimes 700-900KB/s, sometimes 1.1MB/s to 2MB/s, and sometimes 2.6MB/s to 10.8MB/s upload.
- The throttling seems to last for 30 minutes to ~6 hours at a time, before my upload speed changes. In all of the categories, it's usually hovering constantly at the lowest speed with small spikes higher, eg 40kB/s upload that spikes for seconds at a time to 60kB/s.
- While you could make the argument that it's different pipes / different peerings, which might be the case in the small spikes of 100mbps upload, the same peers with the same ip addresses get throttled to these upload speeds seemingly equally, depending on time of day.
- Upload never spikes my ping time. I can set my client to unlimited upload rate.
Without vpn, http:
Usually 60-80MB/s, but once I downloaded an iso from microsoft.com at 110MB/s.
Without vpn, ftp:
I can send to friends and family at their max download no problem. Friends and family are running 100mbps comcast. I have no problem uploading at 100mbps if it is over ftp, but send to them via bittorrent and it is dog slow.
I was hoping VPN would help with some of the fast lane problems regarding bit torrent. There are also some websites where my ping is 2 to 2.5 ms to -- basically lan -- that AT&T was causing my browser to grab their website at dialup speed, but on comcast I was having no problem. So, I switched to Sonic.net from AT&T gigabit fiber. (Also, this is the first month Sonic.net is supported in my area.)
With vpn on using a speed test:
1) IPv6 is identical as the speed test above, because it doesn't run through the vpn.
2) IPv4 on ovpn.sonic.net is ~550mbps down, ~250mbps up. With beta.vpn.sonic.net, ~550mbps down, ~350mbps up.
*note: I'm running openvpn on Mint OS on a i5 2600, which has aes acceleration. (Great guide found here: https://support.ipvanish.com/hc/en-us/a ... inux-Mint-
) However, despite my cpu having aes acceleration, speedtest hits 80% on my 4 cores. This implies that the servers may go above 550mbps and I don't properly have hardware aes acceleration on.
With vpn using bit torrent:
ovpn.sonic.net: 45-55MB/s down. It seems to jitter a bit between those two extremes.
beta.vpn.sonic.net: 45-55MB/s down. It's closer to a flat 50MB/s.
Upload: totally bad, like not good at all. I have my ports forwarded for non-vpn, and I'm unsure if there is something I need to do on the vpn side. Using https://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/
it says my ports are closed. If anyone knows how to get port forwarding over sonic's vpn, it's kind of important!
With vpn http:
You guessed it, same download speed as bit torrent.