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Should I change the encryption settings of my VPN?

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When you set the encryption level higher than the defaults, it can slow speeds drastically or even halt them altogether. This is because as extra levels of encryption are added to your connection, the VPN software must work harder to encrypt and decrypt the information.

We recommend using the default encryption settings to reduce connection overhead.

For more information about our encryption, please visit our site: https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/pages/vpn-encryption