TCP Override: Triumph over choppy or unstable connections

TCP override is an advanced setting available on our Mac OS X and Windows desktop apps only.

Does your connection appear ‘broken’ a few minutes after enabling TunnelBear, or is streaming slow and choppy? Your internet service provider may be throttling or even blocking UDP traffic. Alternatively, your ISP might be experiencing some technical difficulties in which case enabling this feature can help.

TCP override forces TunnelBear to use a slightly slower, but more reliable protocol (TCP instead of UDP). This might result in better performance on an unreliable connection. 

Troubleshooting issues with TCP override

TCP override has made my bear slow or unstable!
If you find that TCP override decreases performance of your bear then it’s likely that you don’t need it. In these circumstances we recommend that you disable the feature and check out the following articles for further tips:

https://help.tunnelbear.com/customer/portal/articles/2419849
https://help.tunnelbear.com/customer/portal/articles/2412297