Does using a VPN slow down my connection speeds?

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Atlas VPN does not impose any bandwidth limitations. However, you might experience a loss in bandwidth speed. 

Due to encryption, your internet connection speeds may drop by about 20% when connected to a VPN server. There are many factors that can impact the connection speed: the hardware of your device, your Internet Service Provider, your original geographical location, and the distance to the VPN server. 


To get the most optimal speed, we recommend using the Quick Connect button. Once you click it, your device will automatically be connected to a suitable server, which will be selected based on a few criteria, such as the distance to the server and the server load.

In case you are not satisfied with the speeds that you receive once connected to a VPN server, try following the slow speed troubleshooting article. 


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