I'm a student, and currently the Wi-Fi connection at my school is very slow (dead slow). I have an 8Gb 4G data-plan, but even with that, I'm running short at the end of the month.
I have set up a Debian headless at home (which has a 400 Mbps connection), and I'm already using it as an automated Seedbox, an L2TP-IPSec VPN, a BTSync server, and an Apache server. I started building two months ago — knowing I wouldn't get blazing fast internet connection — so I'm rather new to Debian
Here is my question:
Is it possible to efficiently compress data over a private VPN? I know some iPhone and Android apps like Onavo Extend can achieve that, and I was wondering how I could put this kind of system in place (if it is indeed effective enough) so that my 4G-data usage would be lighter. If I ever come to installing/building such VPN, it should be compatible with:
- Debian (the server),
- Mac OS (my computer),
- and iOS (my phone).
If you have any other suggestion on how I could speed up my school's WiFi. I did some tests on it;
ping www.google.com times out,
arp -a takes a long time, but eventually displays a few peers, and any speedtest (when the bad connection gives me Internet access) return 0.28 Mbps Down-Speeds.