GPN Vs VPN
This document covers; ● VPNs ● Proxies ● Reverse Proxy ● CDNs ● The WTFast GPN
What is a VPN (Virtual Private Network)?
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. A VPN is a network of machines with an encrypted communication protocol. Only authorized machines can access and de- encrypt this information. A VPN encrypts all traffic in and out of your machine.
VPN in gaming: Game publishers restrict the use of VPNs because it hides your IP and Geolocation.
What is a Proxy?
It's an intermediary communication machine that redirects traffic to the end point. it provides open communication channel between machines. Three (3) different touch points: your computer, the end computer/server and the middle machine the proxy. Proxies can be used to hide traffic as well. It requires a client on your computer to communicate with the proxy.
What is a Reverse Proxy?
Reverse proxy is a machine receiving all data and redirecting the traffic with specific instructions.
What is a CDN (Content Delivery Network)?
CDNs act are content storage points CDNs are setup in relation to the user/downloader geographically, primarily for purpose of redundancy ie. Server goes down, traffic can be rerouted to different server Goal is to serve cached content to end-users with high availability and high performance
How is WTFast Different? WTFast is a Gamers Private Network (GPN) ® The GPN specializes in routing and optimizing real-time online game traffic only! Your internet service provider (ISP) determines how data travels from your computer to a server ISPs route traffic based on the quantity or volume of connections at the cheapest rate This does not take into account the actual travel time of the data or the stability of that connection. Therefore, real-time game data is not being prioritized which can cause latency!
When using WTFast, the GPN engine automatically redirects real-time online game data to an optimized and reliable path to the game server This automated optimization of the game data pathway is what makes WTFast different than any other network improvement software on the market WTFast can improve; Ping speed Fluctuations/spikes Packet loss Overall connection stability Connection hops
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