What are all the settings in the app for?
wangle VPN provides access to a range of settings to adjust the performance of the application and the VPN platform. These settings allow you to customise the technology to your specific network conditions and security preferences.
Auto Reconnect: When enabled, wangle VPN will maintain its connection to the platform automatically once connected. If this option is disabled then the application will not attempt to reconnect when you move between wifi and cellular networks or when your internet connection is lost. We recommend keeping this enabled.
Enable Web Proxies: When enabled, wangle VPN will activate a proxy and cache service. This feature will improve web browsing speeds, particularly over secure connections (SSL). This feature is currently only available on iOS. We recommend keeping this enabled unless it is interfering with a website or service that you use regularly.
Prioritise Data Savings: When enabled, wangle VPN will increase the priority of its data saving optimisations however, in most cases this will decrease the speed of your connection. For optimal speed, particularly when streaming video and other content we recommend disabling this feature.
MTU: The Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) is a network level setting that controls the size of the data chunks wangle sends. Increasing the size means more data can be passed in fewer chunks however, some networks (particularly mobile networks) cannot reliably handle larger chunks of data so reducing this size can improve the reliability of the connection. On iOS we recommend setting this to 1380, and on Android we recommend a value of 1500. If you are experiencing connectivity issues try reducing these values. If you are on a strong connection or primarily using wifi you can try increasing the values. Remember to disconnect and reconnect after changing this value. You can read more about MTU values on wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maximum_transmission_unit
Advanced SSL: This setting enables or disables a set of performance improvements targeting secure web content (SSL / TLS). In order to perform these optimisations wangle requires the installation of a trusted security certificate (see ‘Why do I need to install an SSL root certificate for the advanced SSL feature?’ for more on this) prior to the activation of the feature. Once the certificate is installed and the feature activated, wangle will intercept encrypted data, decrypt the data, optimise it and deliver it to your device. Although your data will be protected by wangle’s built-in encryption this feature does have security implications as Wangle will temporarily decrypt and store the SSL / TLS data it is optimising. If you are not sure about the implications of this feature then we recommend you do not enable it. This feature is currently only available on iOS.
Server Location: This setting allows you to select the VPN server location that you will be connecting to when using wangle. Typically the best server location to select is the one closest to your current location, however when travelling you may prefer to continue connecting to your local server to ensure you can access all your local content. We recommend selecting your nearest server location. You may need to disconnect and reconnect for any changes to the server location to take effect.
Connection Port: When you connect to wangle the port represents the specific channel that your data will pass through over the network. Servers are able to ‘listen’ on different ports for connections from other devices. Occasionally ISPs will block or in other ways ‘shape’ the quality of service based on the port that data is delivered on. Because each ISP and network is different there is no guarantee that a particular port will not be affected by shaping or other de-prioritisation so wangle provides a range of ports that can be used to connect. If you are having trouble connecting to wangle, or your performance is not satisfactory you can try changing ports. Remember to disconnect and reconnect after changing the port.