OpenVPN max speed

OpenVPN max speed

OpenVPN max speed
OpenVPN max speed
2022-07-03 04:05:07 - last edited 2022-07-03 04:06:42
Model: Archer AX73  
Hardware Version: V1
Firmware Version: 1.2.0 Build 20211222 rel.74632(4341)

I just purchased the AX73, when setting up OpenVPN Client using NordVPN I noticed the download speed seems to be limited to 10% of my overall internet speed.

 

When not using OpenVPN on AX73 and (feature disabled) and connecting to Nord from my PC or iPhone, I get full internet speed of 500Mbps over wireless. When connecting to Nord on AX73 (feature enabled), I am only getting 50Mbps. I tested both TCP and UDP for Nord's configuration file.

 

AX73 is connected to the ISP modem directly, and iPhone/Computer connect via Wireless 5ghz.

  • OFDMA disabled
  • TWT disabled
  • Smart Connect disabled
  • MU-MIMO enabled

 

Is this a limitation of the AX73, or is there a way to control this via settings?

 

Thanks!

 

 

  0      
  0      
#1
Options
3 Reply
Re:OpenVPN max speed
2022-07-03 15:51:06

  @99e 

 

Hi,

 

The AX73's Broadcom BCM6750 chip has a Triple-Core Cortex-A7 CPU clocked at 1.5 GHz.

 

To put this into perspective, the HTC Desire 816, a mid-range smartphone from 2014, has a Quad-Core Cortex-A7 CPU at 1.6 GHz.

 

So, for a fair comparison you should install the OpenVPN client on a mid-range phone from around 2014 and test how much download speed it can achieve.

 

In case you are indeed able to test this, then please report back, as I am also interested in the result. (I can't do the old-phone test it myself, due to lack of access to a fast enough VPN server)

 

  0  
  0  
#2
Options
Re:OpenVPN max speed
2022-07-03 18:38:37

  @woozle 

 

I have a iPhone 6s (Model: MN0W2VC/A) I just tested with which was manufactured in 2015. It is currently running iOS 15.3 and I installed an OpenVPN client from the AppStore. I imported the same NordVPN configuration file like on the AX73.

 

The result was the iPhone 6s is getting 120Mbps download using the UDP configuration file. On the AX73, I can only max out at 50Mbps.

 

Thanks!

 

 

  0  
  0  
#3
Options
Re:OpenVPN max speed
2022-07-03 20:37:56

  @99e 

 

The iPhone 6s being one of the flagship phones of its time, we can assume its CPU was already much more powerful than any Cortex A7-based CPU, so the 50 Mbps the Archer AX73 manages to transfer through OpenVPN might just be the limit for its CPU. 

 

  0  
  0  
#4
Options

Information

Helpful: 0

Views: 151

Replies: 3

Related Articles