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 Post subject: When will NR get competitive performance?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:07 pm 
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I posted this on the end of a thread in the HOWTO section so forgive the cross-post, but I hope this gets a reply.

We are moving our company's network to DigitalOcean and took the opportunity to test VPN speeds between two DO instances -- one using NeoRouter Pro (p2p) and one using OpenVPN.

Over their public IPs and internal DigitalOcean Private IPs, we saw 1.7-1.9 GBits/sec.

Over OpenVPN (udp, lx4 compression), about 190-250 MBits/sec.

Over nrtap, 9-18 MBits/sec.

Obviously a VPN is going to lose some speed over a regular network but this is pretty terrible. Anything we do about it? We've loved NR Pro for years now and it's certainly much more pleasant to administer than OpenVPN, but the performance deficit is making it untenable and since we're changing up all our infrastructure anyway, unless there's a solution in sight we have to close the book on NR as a great tool for 2010-2016.


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 Post subject: Re: When will NR get competitive performance?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:32 am 
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I don't need that kind of speeds, but I think you are right, NR is so good for administration and I find it really good for my application.

I am not 100% optimistic that the team is going to update NR as often as OpenVPN, that's natural I guess, but I am hopeful that we are going to get some new features from time to time. I don't know the situation at the team, or how many people are behind NR, but you should know there are a lot us that really really love NR, and for me, I couldn't find a better alternative that is good for my needs, so I bought it happily.

PS. You should really add SSL certificate to your site... especially after Let's Encrypt has made it really simple nowadays...


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 Post subject: Re: When will NR get competitive performance?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:57 am 
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I suspect NeoRouter's target market is quite comfortable trading some performance for ease of administration. It's priced aggressively as well, especially compared to OpenVPN's commercial offering.

But 10% of OpenVPN's performance is pretty bad.


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 Post subject: Re: When will NR get competitive performance?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:56 am 
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In the absence of any official answer, we're planning on retiring our NeoRouter Pro setup within the next month. OpenVPN is a lot less pleasant but the performance is so much better.


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 Post subject: Re: When will NR get competitive performance?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:42 am 
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Aquitaine wrote:
I suspect NeoRouter's target market is quite comfortable trading some performance for ease of administration. It's priced aggressively as well, especially compared to OpenVPN's commercial offering.

But 10% of OpenVPN's performance is pretty bad.


The issue is that their driver installs a 100Mbps network interface instead of 1GB or even 10GB nowadays.


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