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How to fix slow connections issues on Linux?

Last Updated: October 7, 2021

There might be many reasons you have slow connection issues on your Linux device. So here are some troubleshooting steps to help you resolve connectivity issues but keep checking if the problem persists after each step.

Change your current protocol on OysterVPN app:

To change your current protocol on the OysterVPN app, follow the below-mentioned steps:

  1. Select the Advanced tab on your OysterVPN app’s Settings page, where you’ll find the Protocol setting.
  2. The protocol should be set to Automatic by default. Please change it to OpenVPN (UDP) from Automatic.
  3. Then connect to one of OysterVPN’s servers and test the speed again.
  4. If OpenVPN (UDP) isn’t working, try the IKEv2 protocol.

Try different locations (Servers) to test their speed.

Even if you’ve previously used the Fastest server button, you should check a few more places. First, try the ones that are close to where you live. Visit speedtest.net or any other speed-testing website if you’re unsure how to check if the speed has increased. Run a simple test and see what happens.

Try connecting manually

A manual VPN connection will provide you with a basic VPN connection without any extras that could slow down your connection. Here’s a simple guide to using the OysterVPN app to make a manual connection.

Restart your device

Even though it may appear too basic to have any effect, rebooting your device closes all inactive apps and stops any background activities that may be running.

Disable any interfering apps

Anti-virus software, file-sharing software, and other VPNs may use the same tools and resources on your computer as OysterVPN. This may cause the OysterVPN connection to slow down. Disable those apps (at least briefly) to see whether the connection speed improves.

If the troubleshooting tips fail, you can give our customer support team your concerns via live chat or email to have your problem resolved sooner!