PPTP Speed...

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by The Master, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. The Master

    The Master Network Guru Member


    i have a question!

    Why is the PPTP Protokoll so CPU intensive. I have a 8 MBIt connection but with Tomato i Got only MAX 890KBIT (~7MBIT). With only my DSL Modem i got ~7,5-7,8Mbit.

    I loged me into the Router and looked @ the Cpu Usage with the Command TOP.

    And i saw that the PPTP Service MAXED out @ 99% :thumbdown:

    I OVerclocked my WRT54GL @240MHZ but that did not help.

    Is there a "new" pptp update or a other solution for my problem??

    Best Wishes
  2. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    Encryption is a CPU-intensive process, particularly on a little 240MHz Broadcom CPU. This is normal. If you want high performance with VPN, the VPN server needs to be a dedicated, real server with port forwarding from the router, not on the router itself. It is what it is.

  3. The Master

    The Master Network Guru Member

    The PPTP Connection is the NORMAL I-Net Connection. I don´t have a "extra" VPN.
  4. The Master

    The Master Network Guru Member

    *good night push*.

    no solution??
  5. jersully

    jersully LI Guru Member

    PPTP is a VPN protocol. The acronym stands for Point to Point Tunneling Protocol. Tunneling, as in VPN tunneling. VPN means encryption, and that means a busy processor.
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