So I just bought an AR150 and first off I have to say I am impressed by it’s bang-for-buck.
Pretty much the first thing I did was upgrade to the v2.25 firmware.
The wireless is off as I have no need for this other than to act as a VPN router.
So my setup looks something like this (it’s FTTC):
Wall Socket ----[WAN Connection] Sophos UTM [LAN Connection] — [WAN Connection] AR150 [LAN Connection] — LAN
I’m using connections to NordVPN which I can run merrily on say my Windows machine at near normal speeds.
My new VPN router will basically be the default gateway on the LAN for anything I want encrypted.
The performance is truly dismal.
With no VPN connection at all, over wifi, I see around 25-30MBits download speeds
With the NordVPN or oVPN client running on my Windows machines via WiFi I still see 20-25Mbits
The AR150 is struggling to hit 2MBits.
Is this normal? Is it just that underpowered?
Possibly worth noting that it is currently running off of a 1A PSU - is it worth getting a 2A one?
Thanks in advance