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Slow connection after upgrading to widget 3.12

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general007

Slow connection after upgrading to widget 3.12

Postby general007 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:42 am

I recently upgraded to widget 3.12.
My VPN speeds have been really slow.
Nothing else has changed except upgrading the widget. The speeds were fine before upgrading.

This is the most recent speed test.
Speedtest.png


This is the log from the widget.

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Thu Jan 04 13:08:03 2018 us=812597 Current Parameter Settings:
Thu Jan 04 13:08:03 2018 us=812597   config = '..\user\custom.conf'
Thu Jan 04 13:08:03 2018 us=812597   mode = 0
Thu Jan 04 13:08:03 2018 us=812597 NOTE: --mute triggered...
Thu Jan 04 13:08:03 2018 us=812597 360 variation(s) on previous 3 message(s) suppressed by --mute
Thu Jan 04 13:08:03 2018 us=812597 OpenVPN 2.3.18 i686-w64-mingw32 [SSL (OpenSSL)] [LZO] [PKCS11] [IPv6] built on Oct 26 2017
Thu Jan 04 13:08:03 2018 us=812597 Windows version 6.1 (Windows 7) 32bit
Thu Jan 04 13:08:05 2018 us=93847 library versions: OpenSSL 1.0.2l  25 May 2017, LZO 2.10
Thu Jan 04 13:08:05 2018 us=93847 MANAGEMENT: TCP Socket listening on [AF_INET]127.0.0.1:5000
Thu Jan 04 13:08:05 2018 us=171972 LZO compression initialized
Thu Jan 04 13:08:05 2018 us=171972 Control Channel MTU parms [ L:1606 D:1212 EF:38 EB:0 ET:0 EL:3 ]
Thu Jan 04 13:08:05 2018 us=171972 Socket Buffers: R=[8192->8192] S=[8192->8192]
Thu Jan 04 13:08:05 2018 us=312597 Data Channel MTU parms [ L:1606 D:1450 EF:106 EB:143 ET:0 EL:3 AF:3/1 ]
Thu Jan 04 13:08:05 2018 us=312597 Fragmentation MTU parms [ L:1606 D:1400 EF:105 EB:143 ET:1 EL:3 AF:3/1 ]
Thu Jan 04 13:08:05 2018 us=312597 Local Options String: 'V4,dev-type tun,link-mtu 1606,tun-mtu 1500,proto UDPv4,comp-lzo,mtu-dynamic,cipher AES-256-CBC,auth SHA512,keysize 256,key-method 2,tls-client'
Thu Jan 04 13:08:05 2018 us=312597 Expected Remote Options String: 'V4,dev-type tun,link-mtu 1606,tun-mtu 1500,proto UDPv4,comp-lzo,mtu-dynamic,cipher AES-256-CBC,auth SHA512,keysize 256,key-method 2,tls-server'
Thu Jan 04 13:08:05 2018 us=312597 Local Options hash (VER=V4): 'ff724a72'
Thu Jan 04 13:08:05 2018 us=312597 Expected Remote Options hash (VER=V4): '545e2783'
Thu Jan 04 13:08:05 2018 us=312597 UDPv4 link local: [undef]
Thu Jan 04 13:08:05 2018 us=312597 UDPv4 link remote: [AF_INET]109.71.42.164:443
Thu Jan 04 13:08:05 2018 us=515722 TLS: Initial packet from [AF_INET]109.71.42.164:443, sid=b9937727 0195fac7
Thu Jan 04 13:08:05 2018 us=515722 WARNING: this configuration may cache passwords in memory -- use the auth-nocache option to prevent this
Thu Jan 04 13:08:05 2018 us=781347 VERIFY OK: depth=1, C=CA, ST=QC, L=Montreal, O=Katana Holdings Limite /  cryptostorm_darknet, OU=Tech Ops, CN=cryptostorm_is, emailAddress=certadmin@cryptostorm.is
Thu Jan 04 13:08:05 2018 us=781347 Validating certificate key usage
Thu Jan 04 13:08:05 2018 us=781347 ++ Certificate has key usage  00a0, expects 00a0
Thu Jan 04 13:08:05 2018 us=781347 NOTE: --mute triggered...
Thu Jan 04 13:08:06 2018 us=656347 10 variation(s) on previous 3 message(s) suppressed by --mute
Thu Jan 04 13:08:06 2018 us=656347 [server] Peer Connection Initiated with [AF_INET]109.71.42.164:443
Thu Jan 04 13:08:08 2018 us=875097 SENT CONTROL [server]: 'PUSH_REQUEST' (status=1)
Thu Jan 04 13:08:09 2018 us=62597 PUSH: Received control message: 'PUSH_REPLY,persist-key,persist-tun,redirect-gateway def1,redirect-gateway bypass-dhcp,dhcp-option DNS 109.71.42.228,route-gateway 10.44.0.1,topology subnet,ping 20,ping-restart 60,ifconfig 10.44.199.179 255.255.0.0'
Thu Jan 04 13:08:09 2018 us=62597 OPTIONS IMPORT: timers and/or timeouts modified
Thu Jan 04 13:08:09 2018 us=62597 NOTE: --mute triggered...
Thu Jan 04 13:08:09 2018 us=62597 5 variation(s) on previous 3 message(s) suppressed by --mute
Thu Jan 04 13:08:09 2018 us=62597 ROUTE_GATEWAY 10.0.2.2/255.255.255.0 I=10 HWADDR=08:00:27:f3:17:ab
Thu Jan 04 13:08:09 2018 us=62597 do_ifconfig, tt->ipv6=0, tt->did_ifconfig_ipv6_setup=0
Thu Jan 04 13:08:09 2018 us=62597 open_tun, tt->ipv6=0
Thu Jan 04 13:08:09 2018 us=62597 TAP-WIN32 device [Local Area Connection 2] opened: \\.\Global\{41DC3B80-C0AD-4991-AA78-B19865B90729}.tap
Thu Jan 04 13:08:09 2018 us=62597 TAP-Windows Driver Version 9.21
Thu Jan 04 13:08:09 2018 us=62597 TAP-Windows MTU=1500
Thu Jan 04 13:08:09 2018 us=78222 Set TAP-Windows TUN subnet mode network/local/netmask = 10.44.0.0/10.44.199.179/255.255.0.0 [SUCCEEDED]
Thu Jan 04 13:08:09 2018 us=78222 Notified TAP-Windows driver to set a DHCP IP/netmask of 10.44.199.179/255.255.0.0 on interface {41DC3B80-C0AD-4991-AA78-B19865B90729} [DHCP-serv: 10.44.255.254, lease-time: 31536000]
Thu Jan 04 13:08:09 2018 us=78222 DHCP option string: 06046d47 2ae4
Thu Jan 04 13:08:09 2018 us=78222 Successful ARP Flush on interface [12] {41DC3B80-C0AD-4991-AA78-B19865B90729}
Thu Jan 04 13:08:09 2018 us=78222 Blocking outside DNS
Thu Jan 04 13:08:09 2018 us=78222 Opening WFP engine
Thu Jan 04 13:08:09 2018 us=109472 Added a persistent sublayer with pre-defined UUID
Thu Jan 04 13:08:09 2018 us=109472 Blocking DNS using WFP
Thu Jan 04 13:08:09 2018 us=109472 Tap Luid: 1688850011258880
Thu Jan 04 13:08:09 2018 us=109472 Filter (Permit OpenVPN IPv4 DNS) added with ID=71306
Thu Jan 04 13:08:09 2018 us=109472 Filter (Permit OpenVPN IPv6 DNS) added with ID=71307
Thu Jan 04 13:08:09 2018 us=109472 NOTE: --mute triggered...
Thu Jan 04 13:08:14 2018 us=328222 4 variation(s) on previous 3 message(s) suppressed by --mute
Thu Jan 04 13:08:14 2018 us=328222 TEST ROUTES: 1/1 succeeded len=0 ret=1 a=0 u/d=up
Thu Jan 04 13:08:14 2018 us=328222 C:\Windows\system32\route.exe ADD 109.71.42.164 MASK 255.255.255.255 10.0.2.2
Thu Jan 04 13:08:14 2018 us=328222 ROUTE: CreateIpForwardEntry succeeded with dwForwardMetric1=10 and dwForwardType=4
Thu Jan 04 13:08:14 2018 us=328222 Route addition via IPAPI succeeded [adaptive]
Thu Jan 04 13:08:14 2018 us=328222 C:\Windows\system32\route.exe ADD 0.0.0.0 MASK 128.0.0.0 10.44.0.1
Thu Jan 04 13:08:14 2018 us=328222 ROUTE: CreateIpForwardEntry succeeded with dwForwardMetric1=20 and dwForwardType=4
Thu Jan 04 13:08:14 2018 us=328222 Route addition via IPAPI succeeded [adaptive]
Thu Jan 04 13:08:14 2018 us=328222 C:\Windows\system32\route.exe ADD 128.0.0.0 MASK 128.0.0.0 10.44.0.1
Thu Jan 04 13:08:14 2018 us=328222 ROUTE: CreateIpForwardEntry succeeded with dwForwardMetric1=20 and dwForwardType=4
Thu Jan 04 13:08:14 2018 us=328222 Route addition via IPAPI succeeded [adaptive]
Thu Jan 04 13:08:14 2018 us=328222 Initialization Sequence Completed
Connected
Thu Jan 04 13:09:45 2018 us=19767 FRAG TTL expired i=15
Thu Jan 04 13:09:45 2018 us=19767 FRAG TTL expired i=16
Thu Jan 04 13:10:55 2018 us=966725 Recursive routing detected, drop tun packet to [AF_INET]109.71.42.164:443
Thu Jan 04 13:10:58 2018 us=966725 Recursive routing detected, drop tun packet to [AF_INET]109.71.42.164:443
Thu Jan 04 13:11:23 2018 us=898366 Recursive routing detected, drop tun packet to [AF_INET]109.71.42.164:443
Thu Jan 04 13:11:24 2018 us=696217 NOTE: --mute triggered...


Any ideas why?

Thanks

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Re: Slow connection after upgrading to widget 3.12

Postby parityboy » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:47 am

@OP

1. What's the speed of your "naked" link?
2. Which version of Windows are you running?
3. Could you try another exit node which is geographically close to you and report the speed you get?

Many thanks. :)


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general007

Re: Slow connection after upgrading to widget 3.12

Postby general007 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:37 am

Sorry I should have posted that information.

1. I have a 150 Mbps download speed with 15 Mbps up.
2. Running Windows 7 64 bit.
3. I've tried different nodes and still don't see any changes in speed.

Thanks

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Re: Slow connection after upgrading to widget 3.12

Postby parityboy » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:21 am

@OP

Do you have another device you could test the VPN connection on - perhaps a phone or tablet? It would be good to try to eliminate your Windows install as a possible culprit.


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Bob

Re: Slow connection after upgrading to widget 3.12

Postby Bob » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:42 am

So, I'm having the same issue.

Naked connection 100Mbps with ISP. With Cryptostorm off I get speeds of 98+ with various online speedtest websites. Once Cryptostorm is on I get 1-5Mbps connection speed with every server I try. I'm on version 3.12.

Windows 7, Firefox, IE & Chrome used.

I recall speed dropping occurring after we moved away from Narwhal 2.22.

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Re: Slow connection after upgrading to widget 3.12

Postby parityboy » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:49 am

@thread

I notice that both of you are running Windows 7. Is there any chance one of you could run Windows 8.x or Windows 10 in a VM (using Virtualbox or Hyper-V) and see if you get the same issue with Widget 3.12?

Cheers. :)


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Bob

Re: Slow connection after upgrading to widget 3.12

Postby Bob » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:38 am

Installed Cryptostorm on my Windows 8 laptop and got 480kbps down, 310 kbps up on Canada West. I did get 7.02Mbps up and 3.36Mbps on Dusseldorf (which is the fastest Cryptostorm speed I've seen so far since the move from Narwhal).

Speed without Cryptostorm is 93+ though.

Also, I'm unsure if Windows 8 is what you wanted with your message. If it isn't I'll work on acquiring Windows 10 and run a test. Please let me know.

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Re: Slow connection after upgrading to widget 3.12

Postby parityboy » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:13 pm

@Bob

For these kinds of tests it's good practice to use the node geographically closest to you. Dusseldorf has a 1Gb/s network port, not sure about Canada West.

The fact that the slowdown is happening on both Windows 7 and Windows 8 points to a misconfiguration in the widget - Widget 2.22 not having this issue is only serving to reinforce the notion that Widget 3.12 has some kind of bug.


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Bob

Re: Slow connection after upgrading to widget 3.12

Postby Bob » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:37 pm

So, what happens now with this supposed bug?

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Re: Slow connection after upgrading to widget 3.12

Postby parityboy » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:09 pm

@Bob

I've made staff aware of this thread. Hopefully they will return here with some feedback relatively soon. :)


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Re: Slow connection after upgrading to widget 3.12

Postby MOQ888 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:33 am

Using Widget 3.13, having a similar speed drop

Normal fibre connection, local servers (Auckland NZ) 80Mbps
CS US West, LA Speedtest server, 1.5Mbps

Coming across the Pacific I expect it to be slower, but not this much.

Windows 7 x64

TBH I'm not that fazed, I normally use CS on Ubuntu, but I'm traveling. However I want to confirm this still seems to be an issue with the Windows Widget.

I tried reinstalling 2.2 but that wouldn't connect - I guess due to the new CA issued in Dec.



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Re: Slow connection after upgrading to widget 3.12

Postby MOQ888 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:41 am

99.9% of my time is Windows (I was a corporate IT consultant since MS-DOS and Win 3.1 days), I use Ubuntu to do certain things on a dedicated machine and that's what has CS loaded.

I was in the process of getting VirtualBox loaded up with Ubuntu 1604 x64, but gawd it was S L O W.

My notebook is an old Vaio Core2Duo circa 2009 Vista vintage. With its SSD it's perfectly fine as a Win7 machine for what I do when traveling but VBox just died even configured with more RAM.

That's how I ended up posting about the France DNSCrypt, I thought VBox has broken the CS Widget somehow.

I'm not in a position to replace it in a hurry so at some stage I'll image up a new SSD and dual-boot with Grub.

Anyway, I was just providing feedback to say that I was experiencing similar slowdowns on 3.13. I'm not desperate to connect to CS as I'll be returning in a few days.


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Re: Slow connection after upgrading to widget 3.12

Postby MOQ888 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:17 am

As suggested by PB, I upgraded to 3.15.xx. It connects cleanly but sadly the speeds through CS Widget are still similar to before

US Sth server, TX Speedtest server, 1.2Mbps
US West server, CA server, 1.5Mbps


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