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There are a lot of VPNs to try and test in today's competitive VPN marketplace. However, for one user alone, it can be hard and expensive to test various VPNS in an accurate comparison across different VPN routers. If you’re trying to figure out which VPN to use for your GLI AR router—whether through a model like the GLI AR-300M or the AR0750, you’ve come to the right place.
Today we tested NordVPN and TorGuard VPN on the GLI AR-750 to see which VPN is faster. Both VPNs offer OpenVPN config files to download and use in an OpenVPN supported interface. TorGuard also supports WireGuard across multiple servers.
How to Configure OpenVPN for NordVPN and TorGuard VPN for GLI Router?
It is quite easy to install and use these files. It’s mostly just a drag and drop process, as seen below. First go to 192.168.1.1 after being connected to your GLI router. Then enter in your login credentials, go to “VPN”, click “OpenVPN client”, go to “Management”, and then upload your config file, and enter in your VPN credentials as provided from the VPN company.
With TorGuard VPN, you can find their config files quite easily on the download page, and through their config generator on the site, you can find specific servers to use for your VPN router. Since you can find and select specific servers, you can optimize your connection and speeds for your router by connecting to the closest locations.
With NordVPN, you can only download config files from a huge unfiltered list. Their list of OpenVPN config files is easily downloaded, but since there isn’t much labeling or interface to be had, it can be hard to find the right server for your location. The equivalent is like finding a needle in the haystack—with the right server being the needle, and the haystack being the list of servers available. Finding a server with TorGuard is much faster.
In our tests, we were not only able to get faster speeds with TorGuard VPN, but it was easier to fine tune and optimize our speeds since we could easily pick the best servers for our location, whereas with NordVPN’s config download page, that was not possible.
Today we tested various NordVPN and TorGuard VPN servers on the GLI AR-750 to see which VPN is faster.
We tested various servers with the pre-configured OpenVPN software on the GLI router’s IP page. From our results, we came away with the strong conclusion that TorGuard VPN is the faster VPN. In some cases, it is about twice as fast, and in others, like with specific servers, TorGuard almost more than 14 times faster than NordVPN terms of pure download speeds.
In our first test, we found that TorGuard had a total of 16 MS, with a download rate of 15.73 Mbps, and an upload rate of 5.34 Mbps. NordVPN comparatively had a much higher ping of 62 ms, and a slower download rate of 8.53 Mbps, with an upload rate of 4.12 Mbps. From this test alone, we could see already that TorGuard offers a much smaller degradation of ping, a faster download rate of almost 2 times, and a faster upload rate as well.
We ran further tests with NordVPN and TorGuard on the same router. In these graphs, you can see our results. Some servers were quite a bit faster, and some servers were A LOT faster.
In this graph, you can clearly see how much faster TorGuard is than NordVPN for VPN routers. It absolutely over powers NordVPN in terms of download rates, and while we didn’t include ping and upload rates in the graph, TorGuard was always lower in ping and faster in upload rates as well.
Speed is becoming more and more important in the digital age we live in. If you want to stream 4K content, play games without lag, download large files, or really do anything at all—you will need a fast and stable connection on your router.
With NordVPN, speeds are significantly hindered but with TorGuard, you can expect barely any speed decrease at all. From these tests, it’s clear to see that TorGuard is the winner in terms of speeds and it’s the clear choice for a VPN router.