[kwlug-disc] Slow OpenVPN on Rogers?

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Tue May 17 14:23:25 EDT 2011

Apparently Rogers throttles anything encrypted.

Don't know that this is true for Paul's Business Rogers service - 
haven't been paying that close attention.

William Rieck wrote, On 05/17/2011 11:30 AM:
> I also am experiencing very slow peer-to-peer VPN connections with Rogers.
> It feels like my traffic is being throttled as if it were a bit-torrent
> connection. I see this when I use a remote desktop application 'Logmein",
> (and possibly even when Skype conferencing.)
> One suggestion I've heard and am finding this works, is to make sure there
> are no torrents active on your network that may cause Rogers to start
> throttling you willy-nilly. Rogers admits that throttling is affects other
> types of traffic and they are working on a solution to this. So possibly you
> need to search and destroy the torrents running on your network, (which I
> know you have mentioned is a problem.....)
> On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 1:20 PM, Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca> wrote:
>> Every few months I get unhappy about our internet access and
>> pre-emptively start blaming Rogers. Today's complaint goes like this:
>> we have two OpenVPN access points set up to the same network -- one
>> accessing the network via a Rogers gateway, and one via a Sympatico
>> one. Both OpenVPN connections work sometimes, but for the past two
>> months our Rogers OpenVPN gateway has been so slow it is basically
>> unusable -- even when the Sympatico gateway is okay.
>> I am still trying to figure out how to make pfSense (which is hosting
>> these access points) cough up debugging information. There is also
>> some chance that our network is doing something funky. But I want to
>> know whether I can rule out Rogers or not. Are others running OpenVPN
>> servers connecting via Rogers? Does my experience ring any bells for
>> you?

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