SOLVED - VPN Slow Speeds with AES-NI - SOLVED!
I am getting very slow speeds with PIA VPN enabled even with AES-NI. Its like pfsense is not taking advantage of AES-NI support that my hardware has.
My cable is a 100Mbps down / 10Mbps up.
But with my PIA VPN enabled I only get 40Mbps down.
If I use the PIA app on windows I get very close to 100Mbps down.
I assumed that this hardware below was sufficient at handling these speeds with VPN and the AES-NI.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU N3150 @ 1.60GHz
4 CPUs: 1 package(s) x 4 core(s)
AES-NI CPU Crypto: Yes (active)
Followed these instructions to set it up.
Nothing changes if I enable or disable crypto
This fixed my speed issues.
In your open vpn client settings I added this to my custom options.
My speeds went from 40Mbps, to 90Mbps.
My ping times also went from 27ms to 20ms
This was recommended from this thread. https://forum.netgate.com/topic/114212/aes-ni-cryptodev-openvpn-help-a-n00b-understand/23