How to Use a VPN Efficiently?

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Who doesn’t like getting more from a service that they paid for? No one. When you’re paying for a virtual private network service, you hope to get the best speed, security, and support. Anything less feels like you are not getting the full value from the service.

Sometimes getting more from a VPN software is just about using it in a particular way or optimizing the settings for your specific needs. There are a few ways to ensure this where you can finetune your VPN software so that it performs optimally and gives a total bang for your money. Let’s take a look at some of them today.

Optimizing a VPN for Best Performance

In this article, we will look at a few ways in which you can ensure that your VPN application is running at full power. These will help you speed up your VPN, avoid IP leaks (if any), and ensure that you are always protected online. Let’s start with the most critical and easiest optimization hack.

Experiment with Different Servers

One way to ensure that you always get the best speed while being connected to a VPN is to choose the nearest and fastest server. This reduces the ping time (low latency) and connects you to your destination on the web quicker, thereby providing you with better speed. 

If you’re in London, United Kingdom, choose a server located in London or a nearby city to get the best speed. The farther you go – in terms of server/IP location – the slower your internet speed will be. While not all VPNs throttle speed (like TuxlerVPN), you may experience some slowness, especially while streaming HD content.

Switching servers every now and then also helps. Some servers tend to be overloaded if a lot of users are connected to them at the same time. While there is no way to know how many users are connected to a server at a specific time, you can try switching to another server to see if there’s any improvement in speed. 

What to do: Choose the nearest VPN server and occasionally experiment with different servers to get a better speed.

Limit Applications That Use the VPN

When you connect to TuxlerVPN on your desktop computer, all your applications that communicate over the internet do so via the VPN. To get a better speed, you can close all unnecessary and background applications. This will ensure that your primary applications – like browsing and streaming – are taken care of well.

In some VPN software, there’s a feature called split tunneling that concentrates the VPN tunneling through specific applications and routes all other communication through the regular internet.

What to do: Kill all background and unnecessary applications to get better speed on your VPN.

Use a Wired Connection

Another great way to improve your VPN connection and its speed is to use a cable to connect to the internet rather than Wi-Fi. A wireless connection can have multiple obstructions and is technically slower than a wired connection. If you connect your VPN via cabled internet, you might get better speed.

What to do: Connect your device to the internet via a cable while using VPN.

Get a VPN Upgrade

Basic VPN plans have limitations in place that can go against the idea of fully optimizing the network. Upgrading to the best plan with all the features can radically improve your connection speed as well as security. For instance, TuxlerVPN Premium offers four times the speed that you get on the free version, unlimited bandwidth, and thousands of IPs (locations) across the globe. These additional perks naturally improve your VPN experience.

Optimizing a VPN is a good way to both take complete control of the software and reap full value from it. As we have seen in this article, you can do that with just a few quick hacks.

Looking for more such VPN tips and hacks? Follow the TuxlerVPN blog.

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