These tests were done on a 102.11bg Wireless connection, using a TP-Link FFC875 router. Our base connection was through Comcast Cable Communications, routed via the OpenVPN TCP/PPTP protocol, using a server located in Berkeley, California.
BolehVPN has a long held reputation as one of the safest and most secure options available, with dozens of different ways to connect to their servers included cloaked proxies, PPTP, and OpenVPN protocols that offer the flexibility and stability you’ve come to expect from such a world-renowned service. Like our other tests, the further your server was from the control, the slower the speeds got — but the dropoff wasn’t significant enough that you’d have to worry about it in case of an emergency where other hosts may not be available.
The speeds we averaged during our browsing tests left a bit to be desired as you can see above, but overall the same rule rings true that if you connect to the most local servers closest to your current location, the difference is barely noticeable while your identity remains under wraps.
To give you an idea of what our average speeds were when connected to Comcast alone with no VPNs running, we ran a series of control tests, the results of which can be seen below.
West Coast – Los Angeles, CA (22.4% decrease in speed)
Midwest – Kansas City, MO (65.0% decrease in speed)
East Coast – New York City, NY (83.7% decrease in speed)
Speed Test Results
West Coast – Los Angeles: 5.86/Mbps down, 1.17/Mbps up
Midwest – Kansas City: 2.64/Mbps down, 1.15/Mbps up
East Coast – New York: 1.23/Mbps down, 0.63/Mbps up
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