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by BillShannonA
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: The CryptoStorm Speed Test Thread
Replies: 83
Views: 198534

Re: The CryptoStorm Speed Test Thread

Thanks a lot. I can continue in this thread, or I can take it elsewhere if it fits better elsewhere.

Do I have to encrypt? Is it even possible not to encrypt? Is it good enough to hide who/where I am, or do I need to hide what I am doing as well? Can I install a less stringent encryption?

How do I switch the UDP port to 53?

I do not know what version of OpenVPN I am using? Is this found on the Edgerouter or somewhere else? And if I am using OpenVPN 2.5, which config do you recommend... ecc, ed25519, or ed448.

I could not find out if Edgerouter X supports AES-NI instruction. I know not what it is. I did a search for it on the Ubiquiti site. Could not find "AES-NI." I sent them a support ticket to find out if it does or not. Where do I change the cipher?

I am not going to try WireGuard, but thanks for that suggestion. It took me long enough to get it to work with OpenVPN.

I am in Denver, CO. The only server in Mountain Time Zone is Las Vegas. I picked Chicago because it was close to Wisconsin and I like the Green Bay Packers. Shall I try Las Vegas? Can I choose one of the balanced configs and insure that I am getting a USA server.
by BillShannonA
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: The CryptoStorm Speed Test Thread
Replies: 83
Views: 198534

Re: The CryptoStorm Speed Test Thread

Running on Windows 10 with Comcast Broadband, Arris SB6190, and Edgerouter X.

I am having a major problem with bandwidth speed while using Cryptostorm VPN. Since you advertise “blazing fast speeds,” I am hoping you can correct my issues so that I do not have to request a refund for my purchased token.

Let me state that I do not know how to test broadband speed in any way other than using speedtest.net.

I recently increased my broadband download speed (from Comcast) from 75Mbps to 400Mbps. Prior to using the VPN (and with the faster Comcast speed), I was receiving download speeds of 150Mbps wireless and 300Mbps wired.

I programmed the Edgerouter X for whole house VPN using this blog post.

https://tech.michaelaltfield.net/2017/0 ... flix-safe/

Now, all my wired devices go through the router and the VPN. On my wireless devices, I can choose this same route or, instead, go through the router but bypass the VPN. I do this depending upon which wi-fi network I am connected to.

So, starting with cryptofree, I connected to a VPN server in France. Not wanting to see my web pages in French, I purchased a cryptostorm token, and applied it to the VPN. I decided to connect to a server in Chicago using UDP.

Here is a breakdown of my download speeds after this change.

Wired through VPN…. 10Mbps
Wireless through VPN… 5Mbps
Wireless bypass VPN… 150Mbps

The Chicago UDP server is obviously giving this slow speed. Do you have any suggestions? This needs to be almost as fast as when the VPN is bypassed.

Remember, before the VPN, I was getting these download speeds.

Wired no VPN… 350Mbps
Wireless no VPN… 150Mbps