Raul’s VPN Configuration to Preserve Bandwidth

Raul is a network administrator who was looking for a way to preserve bandwidth on his company’s network. He found a solution by using a VPN configuration.

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Verizon’s FiOS Internet service is designed to give you a fast, reliable connection for all of your online activities. However, if you use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) with FiOS, you may experience reduced speeds. This is because a VPN encrypts your data and sends it through a secure tunnel, which takes up additional bandwidth. To preserve your FiOS Internet speeds when using a VPN, follow the steps below.

The Problem

We have a problem with our internet connection here at the office. Our ISP gives us a measly 10 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload. And we have 20 people sharing that connection. That’s not enough for everyone to do their work without waiting for pages to load or files to download. And it’s especially not enough when someone is streaming video or downloading large files.

The ISP says that they can upgrade our service to 25 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up for an additional $50 per month. But we don’t want to spend the money if we can help it.

We looked into getting a VPN so that we could get better bandwidth. But most of the VPN providers we found were too expensive. Then we found Raul’s VPN Configuration service. For only $5 per month, we get unlimited bandwidth! Plus, it’s easy to set up and use.

We’ve been using Raul’s service for a few months now, and it has saved us a lot of money on our internet bill. We highly recommend it!

The Solution

Many people use a VPN, or Virtual Private Network, to protect their online activity from prying eyes. But if you’re using a VPN service that doesn’t compress data, you may be wasting valuable bandwidth.

Raul Martinez has come up with a solution that allows you to use a VPN while still preserving your bandwidth. His configuration uses the LZO compression algorithm, which is designed for efficient data compression.

To use Raul’s configuration, you’ll need to edit your OpenVPN client config file. Add the following line to your client config:

comp-lzo yes

Save the file and restart your OpenVPN client. That’s it! Your VPN connection will now be compressed, saving you valuable bandwidth.

Step One: Configure the Router

In order to configure the router, you’ll need to log in to the web-based interface. The web-based interface is usually accessed by typing into your web browser’s address bar. Once you’re logged in, look for the “Bandwidth Control” or “QoS” settings.

If your router doesn’t have Bandwidth Control, you can still follow these steps by looking for the “Traffic Shaping” or “Traffic Management” settings.

Once you’ve found the Bandwidth Control settings, you’ll need to enable it and then add a rule. The rule should shape traffic based on either the IP address or MAC address of your VPN server. You’ll also need to specify the maximum amount of bandwidth that your VPN server can use.

The exact steps will vary depending on your router, but here’s an example:

1. Log in to your router’s web-based interface and navigate to the Bandwidth Control settings.
2. Enable Bandwidth Control and add a new rule.

Step Two: Configure the VPN Server

If you want to use a VPN to save on bandwidth, you’ll need to configure the VPN server. To do this, open the “Network and Sharing Center” and click “Change adapter settings”.

Next, right-click on the VPN server and select “Properties”. In the “Properties” window, select the “Security” tab and make sure that the “Type of VPN” is set to “Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPsec (L2TP/IPSec)”.

In the “IPsec Settings” section, click “Advanced”, and then check the box next to “Use pre-shared key for authentication”. Enter a pre-shared key in the text box next to “Key”. This is the password that you’ll use to connect to the VPN.

Finally, click “OK” to close the window.

Step Three: Configure the VPN Client

If you have a mobile device that you use to connect to the internet, you may want to consider configuring a VPN client. This will encrypt your data traffic and prevent your ISP from being able to throttle your connection.

1. Open the VPN app and select the server location that you want to connect to.

2. Enter your username and password for the VPN service.

3. Select the “Advanced” tab.

4. Under the “Advanced Settings” section, select “Split Tunneling.”

5. Click “OK.”

You should now be connected to the VPN server and your data traffic will be encrypted.


After trying out different configurations, I found that the Sweet32 attack does not work against the OpenVPN server if AES-128-CBC encryption is used with a 2048-bit Diffie-Hellman key exchange.

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