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.
As we all expected, some of the best results we’ve seen so far were from HideMyAss Pro, the gold standard when it comes to staying anonymous and browsing privately online. Web pages loaded lightning quick, and there were dozens of available servers to connect to whenever we went to switch out the host location. Another great feature popped up whenever we attempted to use an IP range that was heavily populated, suggesting different servers in the same region which would could provide the same high-level of quality we’ve come to expect from HMA and its associated browser-based programs.
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 (46.0% decrease in speed)
Midwest – Chicago, IL (78.3% decrease in speed)
East Coast – New York City, NY (82.5% decrease in speed)
Speed Test Results
West Coast – Los Angeles: 4.08/Mbps down, 0.79/Mbps up
Midwest – Chicago: 1.64/Mbps down, 0.84/Mbps up
East Coast – New York: 1.32/Mbps down, 0.25/Mbps up
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