How to fix slow VPN on iPad / iPhone

There a lot of threads on the internet where people have issues with VPN being slow after an update to iOS 7.1.

After some research I figured out what causes the problem. Here’s how to fix it:

  1. Login to your home router.
  2. Search around for WMM and disable this feature.

This will fix the problem. If disable WMM on your router is too difficult, an option is to buy a new Linksys WRT54GL.

Update: Another possible solution is to use a L2TP/IPSec instead of PPTP tunnel.

Update 9-8-2014, another possible fix:

What I did specifically was:
– Go to Settings / Wi-fi.
– Click on the blue i in the circle to the right of the active Wi- fi connection
– Make a note of the data entries for the DHCP tab
– Select the Static tab and manually enter the same data noted from the DHCP tab

Did the above solutions work for you? Please comment below :)

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