High ping or latency is one of the most common issues faced by users connected to a VPN. In this article, we will look into what is ping and what can you do to reduce it. Read on!
What is ping?
Ping or latency is the time it takes to send a package from your computer to the server and then back to your computer. Once you connect to a VPN server, the package additionally has to pass through the VPN tunnel and the VPN server before it reaches the internet server. That means the package has a longer journey compared to when you are not connected to the VPN. This causes a delay in receiving a response from your request, which results in a lag or jerkiness while playing games or streaming videos.
How can I reduce high ping?
To reduce high latency, try connecting to a server that is closer to your physical location. You can also try switching between different servers, however, keep in mind that a higher ping while connected to the VPN is expected.