what is the best VPN to use with my Netgear RAXE500 router?

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I tried Avast VPN but it slowed down my 1gig comcast businessclass to about 16meg and it reminded me of dailup.
from what I read open VPN works with the router, but others can be loaded by using aftermarket firmware but I think the new router maybe too new for dd wrt or another firmware.

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Looks to have OpenVPN built into it? Might as well use that.

The client connection through the VPN when using that will be slower but it should not significantly slow down the overall Internet connection otherwise. Maybe if you had a bunch of clients all attaching to it and running simultaneously.
 

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Your router supports OpenVPN
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My general VPN post
There are two types of VPN, do not get them confused.
The type depends on where the traffic conversation (traffic) originates

1) origination: local home network, destination the internet.
This type of VPN is purpose to hides your activity from the internet, it is outbound, it normally costs a monthly fee to use. Direction is from your home PC to the internet, going to your bank, google, porn sites,,,, this not what you want. This VPN uses a VPN server that is in the middle of your communications.

2) Origination: the internet world wide web, destination: your home network.
This VPN type is used to provide a secure connection onto your local network, in bound to you local home network, from your office computer, your cell phone in your car, tablet at the coffee shop.. This is what you want, it does not have a monthly fee and is normally completely free. OpenVPN is this type of VPN.

If you home internet provider is a cellular network, then DDNS (dynamic Domain Name System) may not work, the DDNS is needed for most Inbound VPN services (OpenVpn) to get your home IP address (it is not static) so OpenVPN may not work for you.

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I tried Avast VPN but it slowed down my 1gig comcast businessclass to about 16meg and it reminded me of dailup.
from what I read open VPN works with the router, but others can be loaded by using aftermarket firmware but I think the new router maybe too new for dd wrt or another firmware.

what say the hive?
Avast is not the correct type of VPN, if you are wanting to use it to connect to your cam system when away from home.
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Does the VPN quality depend on the router? First time hearing about it to be honest. It only affects it if you connect via wifi, in any other case the router has nothing to do with your VPN connection, only your internet speed. If your VPN is running slow, you could try a proxy instead SpeedProxies - Residential, Mobile & Datacenter Proxies, it shows better results than VPNs at the low internet speed, so I think that this is exactly what you need in this situation.
 
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