Do VPNs take up router speed?

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  1. sodaddict
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    sodaddict GBAtemp Regular

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    This may be an over-asked question, but i can't find my solution anywhere.
    Do VPN services or at least some of them take up internet speed of the whole router? Like, would using a VPN slow down the internet speed for other devices in the house?
     
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    Depending how much cpu power your router has will affect how fast you can decrypt and encrypt your data thus affecting your speeds. You can have 2 routers linked up and just have a few devices connected to both if you are worried about slowing down the other users in your house.
     
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    Would that work with a 8 MB internet speed plan?
     
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    sure,