VPN protocol type affects the performance and stability of your connection. Be sure to select the correct protocol when connecting to a VPN server. PureVPN recommends the automatic protocol as it will pick up the most appropriate connection setting for you. But in case the Automatic protocol option does not work for you then you may proceed to switch between different protocols.
Wireguard provides a fast and secure VPN connection and it’s usually used for web browsing and streaming.
UDP is mainly used for streaming and downloading. It provides a fast VPN connection with medium encryption.
TCP is more reliable, but also a little slower, and is usually used for web browsing.
Wondering how to switch between protocols? Enter the command below 👇
purevpn-cli –protocol auto OR purevpn-cli -p auto
purevpn-cli –protocol wireguard OR purevpn-cli -p wireguard
- To simply view the selected protocol, use the same command with no arguments.
Note: Please use double hyphen if you’re using “protocol” as a whole.