If you believe that your Intego Privacy Protection software has a slow internet connection, there are some settings you can change which may improve the situation.
Change the VPN Server
By changing the VPN server to another location which is closer to your current geographical region, you may be able to improve speeds. Additionally, some servers may be more popular than others. If a server is congested it can have an impact on the speed. Selecting a server in another region which may not be as congested can make your connection faster.
In general, selecting a server with a lower latency will typically be faster.
Change Protocol or Connection Type
Intego Privacy Protection connects to VPN servers using a certain protocol and connection type. You can make changes from the Connection section in the Settings menu.
For the Connection Type users can choose between UDP and TCP. In general, TCP is considered slower, but more reliable. UDP is typically faster, but the connection may not be as stable. You can also switch between Protocols to see which provides a faster connection for you. Intego Privacy Protection offers OpenVPN and WireGuard.
Enable Port Forwarding
Port forwarding is a process that forwards the internet data going to a certain port to another port. Since it’s a backend process, the user doesn’t get to know what is happening behind the scenes. Intego Privacy Protection uses port forwarding services as well.
VPN port forwarding reroutes the incoming connections in such a way that they bypass the NAT firewall so that the connection speeds are increased.
Port forwarding can be helpful in many cases. It can increase torrent speeds and also lets you remotely access your computer when you’re not at home. Also, if you experience lag while streaming videos online, port forwarding can help you get a better connection.
You can access the Port Forwarding option within the Settings menu, under the Network tab as seen in the image below.
By changing these settings, you may find the optimal configuration for your needs.