We always want to have as many things sorted as possible. And using a VPN to safeguard ourselves from malefactors we expect the connection to stay as good as possible. But since a VPN depends on the initial connection speed, you should expect to lose a bit of bandwidth. It happens because the VPN service reroutes your traffic through a remote server and encrypts each data packet.

With iNinja, the loss will be insignificant compared to the initial results. Yet, you might want things to be faster. So here are the actions you can perform to make your bandwidth a bit wider.

1. Try another server

Remember that the further away you’re from the remote VPN server, the longer it will take for the service to reroute your connection. Thus, the larger the loss of speed will be. If you experience high latency, try choosing the server that is located as close to you as possible. Or maybe just try switching between servers - some of them might be too overcrowded at the moment. Obviously, the more users are connected to a single server, the slower the connection speed will be because the bandwidth gets more narrow. Think of it as of the road with heavy traffic.

2. Try to use a wire

The router might be the reason you experience high latency. If the initial speed sucks, the VPN will make things even worse. A WiFi network uses a shared channel to transfer and disperse data among several gadgets - it can result in the low bandwidth. A wire is usually able to offer a higher speed even if you don’t change the Internet Service Provider since it delivers the connection directly to your device.

3. Try another gadget

Outdated devices are unable to offer a high speed because they lack resources to process all the data. If you load the CPU with a VPN on top of everything, your poor gadget will struggle a lot to deliver you what you ask of it. So perhaps, you should try another device is you constantly have high latency.

4. Restart the router

Yeah, it is very typical advice from a tech guy - “Did you try turning it off and on again?” But this question became a meme only because it is a really good question. Often you need to merely restart your WiFi device so that it can give you a wider bandwidth. Thus, the performance of the router will improve as well as the speed of the VPN.

Also, you can try restarting your device. As gadgets work, they can get overwhelmed with all the running processes to the point when they don’t have any resources to perform other tasks. If you restart the device, it might help to solve the high latency.

5. Try another connection

Probably your ISP is the reason why you feel like you were sent back to the dial-up era. Connect to some other source of the Internet - probably, your friend’s WiFi - and try using iNinja there. If you will notice that the speed is higher than at home, you should consider replacing your ISP.

Most of these solutions are aimed at improving the initial speed, because, as we have already said, the connection speed with VPN can’t be faster than the initial one. iNinja doesn’t significantly decrease the bandwidth - the loss is less than 15%. So even though our VPN is completely free, it performs just as good as paid ones do. That’s why we advise you to try our solutions and see if any of these approaches will improve the situation.

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