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Do proxies increase internet speed?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Hidden Tempo, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Hidden Tempo

    Hidden Tempo Newbie

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    Do proxies increase internet speed? See, in the PH the connections are slow compared to other countries. If I use a private proxy, will my connection speed up?

    And if anyone is willing to let me buy just one private proxy, PM me.
     
  2. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Nope, they slow them down generally (for me at least).
     
  3. washington2010

    washington2010 Regular Member

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    Yes, they do. They can also deliver deliver pizzas at the speed of light.
     
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    ihatecaptcha BANNED BANNED

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    its my main concern also when it comes to proxies..
     
  5. Hidden Tempo

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    Even if I use transparent proxies?
     
  6. Addicted

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    my internet almost dead by changing the proxies..
     
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    xboxps3wow Power Member

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    No, you will just be connecting to a server before you connect to websites etc.
     
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    Corrupt BANNED BANNED

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    The only way proxies can increase your browsing speed is if your DNS servers suck, and the proxies are better. Other than that, nothing can increase the speed assigned by your internet service provider.
     
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    moneygrows Registered Member

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    not too sure about proxy but a vpn can increase your internet speed, and with proper setting, it can also bypass your bandwidth limitation imposed by your ISP
     
  10. BlueTurtle

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    The answer is both yes, and no.

    In general, no, they'll slow your connection down by adding extra hops(more distance for the info to travel).

    In some cases you might reduce the hops your packets travel by using a proxy. If you have maybe a good private proxy setup in russia then you might get better speeds to russia than if you connect directly, since by using your proxy on the good server you're taking a more direct route into russia.

    In most cases though the answer is that it'll slow you down.