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Is WireGuard really fast?VyprVPN Speed Test Benchmarking

VyprVPN WireGuard
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OpenVPN vs Wireguard Network Performance Tests: Is WireGuard really faster?

What Exactly Is WireGuard?

WireGuard is a free and open-source software application and communication protocol that implements virtual private network (VPN) techniques to create secure point-to-point connections in routed or bridged configurations. It is run as a module inside the Linux kernel and aims for better performance than the IPsec and OpenVPN tunneling protocols. 

What are the real benefits of using WireGuard?

WireGuard® is the next-generation VPN protocol that gives you the highest level of privacy, security, and speed. VyprVPN 4.0 just left beta status. For the last few weeks, we’ve been working hard to bring our users our best version of this protocol without sacrificing performance, security, or privacy across all platforms. 

WireGuard protocol aims to provide a VPN that is both simple and highly effective. Its advantages are not just improved connectivity but also in providing a fast response negotiation reconnection.


Now WireGuard® is released in VyprVPN 4.0 clients. In this review, we will be testing the WireGuard protocol. A new brand protocol recently implemented in VyprVPN clients, that supposed to improve connectivity speed as well as security.


About Our Speed Tests

Protocol Performance Test

  • The test will compare the WireGuard performance speed compared to the VyprVPN stranded OpenVPN protocol. In this test, we installed the latest VyprVPN Windows Client and switched between five popular server locations and checked transfer speeds using the Ookla Speedtest website.

Downstream/Upstream Test

  • In this test, we performed a simple comparison test—a connection speed test with and without an active VPN connection using WireGuard Protocol.

Test Conditions:

  • ISP Name: 013 Netvision
  • Infrastructure: GPON Fiber Optics
  • ISP Plan: 500/50 Mbps
  • Software Client: VyprVPN 4.x
  • OS Platform: Windows 10
  • Benchmark Test Tool: Ookla Speedtest Service

Protocol Comparison Test

In each test, we checked three times for each protocol using Ookla Speedtest and those are our results:

Region/LocationOpenVPNWireGuardOokla Speedtest
France (Paris)PING 85ms
D: 92.21Mbps
U: 38.49Mbps
PING 97ms
D: 19.27Mbps
U: 44.01Mbps
Naitways Paris
FR OpenVPN WireGuard
FR OpenVPN WireGuard

Region/LocationOpenVPNWireGuardOokla Speedtest
UK (London)PING 87ms
D: 47.30Mbps
U: 17.30Mbps
PING 92ms
D: 25.80Mbps
U: 47.01Mbps
Vodafone, UK
FR OpenVPN WireGuard
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Region/LocationOpenVPNWireGuardOokla Speedtest
US (New York)PING 141ms
D: 41.94Mbps
U: 26.52Mbps
PING 139ms
D: 12.80Mbps
U: 43.28Mbps
New York, NY
US OpenVPN WireGuard
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Region/LocationOpenVPNWireGuardOokla Speedtest
Germany
(Frankfurt)
PING 791ms
D: 100.74Mbps
U: 21.90Mbps
PING 82ms
D: 28.43Mbps
U: 23.94Mbps
LUMASERV
Systems
DE OpenVPN WireGuard
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Region/LocationOpenVPNWireGuardOokla Speedtest
NL
(Amsterdam)
PING 73ms
D: 69.05Mbps
U: 35.83Mbps
PING 73ms
D: 20.28Mbps
U: 46.94Mbps
PhoenixNAP
Global IT Services
NL OpenVPN WireGuard
NL OpenVPN WireGuard

Downstream/Upstream Test

Test Conditions:

  • Location: Israel
  • ISP Name: 013 Netvision
  • Infrastructure: GPON Fiber Optics
  • ISP Plan: 500/50 Mbps
  • Software Client: VyprVPN 4.x
  • OS Platform: Windows 10
  • Test Tool: Ookla Speedtest Service

We checked WinGuard performance in a simple test for each of the listed regions. One test with an active VPN connection, and a second one without it.

Test No. RegionWith VPNWithout VPNOokla Speedtest
[Server Name]
1IsraelPing 6ms
D: 81.20Mbps
U: 47.51Mbps
Ping 5ms
D: 426.95Mbps
U: 50.25Mbps
Xfone 018
Petah Tikva
IL VyprVPN WireGuard Test
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Test No. RegionWith VPNWithout VPNOokla Speedtest
[Server Name]
2RomaniaPing 113ms
D: 21.78Mbps
U: 37.39Mbps
Ping 86ms
D: 143.00Mbps
U: 43.04Mbps
NAV Communications
Bucharest
RO VyprVPN WireGuard Test
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Test No. RegionWith VPNWithout VPNOokla Speedtest
[Server Name]
3UK (London)Ping 87ms
D: 20.08Mbps
U: 44.86Mbps
Ping 77ms
D: 63.03Mbps
U: 49.94Mbps
Vodafone UK
London
UK VyprVPN WireGuard Test
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Test No.RegionWith VPNWithout VPNOokla Speedtest
[Server Name]
4 US (New York)Ping 153ms
D: 19.57Mbps
U: 25.72Mbps
Ping 142ms
D: 126.81Mbps
U: 38.45Mbps
AT&T
New York, NY
US VyprVPN WireGuard Test
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Test No. RegionWith VPNWithout VPNOokla Speedtest
[Server Name]
5Germany
(Frankfurt)
Ping 79ms
D: 18.45Mbps
U: 43.53Mbps
Ping 239ms
D: 105.13Mbps
U: 28.02Mbps
Gemnet LLC
Frankfurt
DE VyprVPN WireGuard Test
DE VyprVPN WireGuard Test

Final Words:

In our bandwidth speed tests using VyprVPN from Israel, the performance was pretty disappointing. OpenVPN protocol outperformed the WireGuard protocol with better download speeds while In upload transfer speeds, WireGuard had the upper hand with much higher transfer speeds of the two tested protocols. If I had to guess what is the problem, I would assume its a traffic shaping restriction imposed by my ISP provider combined with very poor routing.

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