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.
I was surprised with the results from IPVanish, as they regularly advertise themselves as one of the “fastest options around”. Although my connection only dropped about 2/mbps when connecting to local servers, as soon as I changed over to Chicago and New York the response times, ping, and overall download speed went down dramatically, as seen here.
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 (55.0% decrease in speed)
Midwest – Chicago, IL (82.9% decrease in speed)
East Coast – New York City, NY (84.3% decrease in speed)
Speed Test Results
West Coast: Los Angeles – 3.40/Mpbs down, 1.10/Mbps up
Midwest: Chicago – 1.29/Mbps down, 0.61/Mbps up
East Coast: New York – 1.18/Mbps down, 0.57/Mbps up
As long as you use servers within your region there shouldn’t be any major issues, and the loss of latency is negligible at best. So head on over to IPVanish VPN and get started with your 7-day trial today!