Does using a VPN slow down my connection speeds?

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Due to encryption, your internet connection speeds may drop by about 20% when connected to a VPN server. Factors like the hardware of your device, your Internet Service Provider, your original geographical location, and distance to the VPN server can impact the connection speeds. 

We recommend using the Quick connect button in the Atlas VPN application so it could automatically connect you to the best server available!

In case you are not satisfied with the speeds that you receive once connected to a VPN server, please try troubleshooting the issue according to this article. 

For any additional help, drop us an email at! Premium customers can also reach us via live chat by logging into the Atlas VPN account here

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