Hello, I'm a noob at using OpenWRT and I was trying to figure out how to use OpenVPN with Windscribe VPN.
Router: NETGEAR R6100
Firmware: OpenWrt 19.07.9 r11405-2a3558b0de / LuCI openwrt-19.07 branch git-22.045.73925-36e5c1c
Kernel Version: 4.14.267
The R6100 has new builds in snapshot/ath79/nand. Consider converting from the old 19.07 ar71xx.
But as far as OpenVPN it's the same as any other model.
I must of have missed that guide! Not sure which one I was following.
I definitely look into that. I was just scared of bricking my main router.
I finally got it setup correctly, but my speeds are very slow. Around 7mbps down, 0.15mbps up. Probably just a limitation of my router, if I had to guess?
AR9344 is not great but it should be capable of upto 10-14 mbps download/upload via ethernet (it will be slower with wifi) in my experience of this SoC.
What type of internet connection do you have ? ADSL?
Have you tried a different VPN endpoint, perhaps in same country as your location to see if it is faster?
fwiw, try free ProtonVPN servers for comparison of speeds.
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I found a tutorial for WireGuard, and my speeds improved to 22mbps down and 13mbps up. I think my router just isn't good enough to handle OpenVPN. I only really needed the VPN for changing my NAT type (TM-HI is weird, and their router doesn't have port forwarding)
My ISP is T-Mobile Home Internet. My typical speed is around 93mbps down and 94mbps up.
Windscribe VPN has an option to pick the best VPN location, and that's what I used. So, it's the fastest server for me.
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