Trust Connect Speed Too High?!?

Here’s a strange but alarming question: How can I be getting transfers of 11mbps+ with TC connected?!? That shouldn’t be, and it makes me think I’m not working through it somehow - even though I’m connected properly. I connect through a router and am the only PC hooked into it. I use Comodo’s DNS servers. I’ve attached: 1) Traceroute data from whatismyip dot com, and 2) ipconfig/all output. Please advise! Thanks…Ed

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : xps420
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.pa.comcast.net.

Ethernet adapter Comodo VPN:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : TAP-Win32 Adapter V9
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-FF-3D-08-D3-66
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 172.20.1.67(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, January 31, 2010 08:49:28
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, January 31, 2011 08:49:29
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 172.20.1.0
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 172.20.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter 4th ■■■■■:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.pa.comcast.net.
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82566DC-2 Gigabit Network Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-09-1D-8A-60
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, January 31, 2010 07:01:40
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, February 01, 2010 07:01:40
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 156.154.70.22
156.154.71.22
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

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Hello

  1. You may verify your external IP on sites like http://whatismyip.com.
    If you connected to TrustConnect server correctly you should see one of these addresses:
    69.93.174.106
    75.127.65.162
    91.212.12.67
    91.212.12.68

  2. Check your proxy settings, it should be disabled.

  3. If you want to use traceroute for testing, don’t set trustconnect server IP as a target, use any other address. If you connected to TrustConnect server correctly, the first address in traceroute data should be 172.20.0.1 (or 172.20.1.1 or 172.20.2.1 or or 172.20.3.1)

How can I be getting transfers of 11mbps+ with TC connected?!?
I personally don't see what the problem is, ??? I would love to get the speeds your getting

If you do figure it out, please tell us or PM me :slight_smile:

Jay…I’ll explain

This is from the Trust Connect FAQ:

1.11 WHAT IS THE SPEED I WILL HAVE USING TRUSTCONNECT?
TrustConnect is an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Virtual Private Network and uses 128-bit encryption, so
your Internet connection through TrustConnect will be limited by the speed: 1.5-3.0 Mbps.

This makes sense: an SSL VPN using 128bit encryption would naturally slow down the connection.

I’m not pulling 3mbps or even close - 11+mbps sometimes. Do I like the speed? Of course! My issue is this: since I sometimes pull 4 times the expected throughput (per Comodo), logically I have to question whether I’m getting TC’s protection or not. Please note that no one else has piped in saying that they too experience such speeds.

This is a security product, so I believe the issue is relevant.

You should check your external IP after connection to the TrustConnect system (see post from vadka).

You also can run command, for example:
tracert google.com
to check what your packets go through TrustConnect access servers.

1 - Download and install Wireshark (www.wireshark.org)
2 - Reboot
3 - Start Wireshark, goto Adapters and select your normal adapter (NOT the TrustConnect)
4 - Click Start and wait some time, there must be only SSL protocol packets (grey lines), if not, your TrustConnect isn’t working good.

Thank you all for the suggestions, and I’ll be checking WireShark shortly.