If you have made your way here you probably know exactly what a VPN and a VPN service is, if not I shall give you a brief explanation. A VPN is a virtual private network and what that boils down to is a secure network link over the internet. There are many reasons why you would need this but some of the more ‘practical uses’ for this is anonymity and a handy tool to bypass pesky geotargeting systems.
For those that want to get straight into the nitty-gritty lets just head straight on into the numbers!
Boxpn VPN Review – Speed Test
The speed test for the Boxpn VPN review was somewhat unexpected. The speed test was done using a Sky Broadband line on a 10Mbps line done out of hours. All the speed tests went really well and performed excellently. The slowest was Paris which was not too slow at all at a tidy 7.6Mbps.
Boxpn VPN Reviews – Restrictions
Many providers that are able to give good speeds often get it wrong by blocking protocols or P2P and torrents. This just causes frustration so I was happy to find out that this is not the case with Boxpn. I was able to connect to torrent sites and download content with no issues at all. I even got some good speeds so a big thumbs up here.
Boxpn VPN Review – Video Streaming
So for many af you that want to use Boxpn VPN for watching Hulu.com and Netflix outside of the USA this is for you. I tested on both and the results were great. There was not stuttering, the quality was great it was all really seamless. So if you want to watch Netflix or Amazon Prime instant video or even Hulu.com or Comedy Central, this is a great low cost VPN to choose. I even put it to the test and connected my Boxee Box and streamed content from the USA and it worked the treat!
Boxpn VPN Review – Log Policy
The question on many peoples lips after the infamous Hide My Ass case where they handed over details of users to the authorities. I asked for their log policy and the response is the following “We don’t keep any logs of our clients activities. We only monitor all servers for utilization needs to keep them up and running 24/7“. This is another great kudo to the company.
Boxpn VPN Review – Server Locations
Boxpn VPN does not have the biggest footprint but it has a really good one and covers all the most important countries. The have servers in 10 Countries. USA, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Turkey, Singapore and are launching into in Russia, Egypt and Israel.
Boxpn VPN Review – Support
The support I received from Boxpn was quick and helpful. I did not need any help setting it up so I just fired a question over email asking about Mac support and it was answered promptly with instructions.
Boxpn VPN Review – Protocals
Boxpn VPN offers all the usual suspects, PP2P, L2TP and even SSTP. They offer various levels of encryption and even go as high as supporting 2048bit encryption on SSTP. You can pay a little extra and get a separate account for your mobile device such as your iPad, iPhone, Android phone/tablet or any other smart phone. I did not test this but can only imagine the service would be the same.
Boxpn VPN Review – Conculusion
From my experience with Boxpn VPN they have been great. A bit of further testing during more peak times will be great but from what I can see they are a really good provider and offer really good speeds, locations and all at a very affordable price. Support is good and the protocol support is enough to satisfy most people. Offering OpenVPN would be nice but for me it is unnecessary. It is very easy to offer my editors recommendation for this product.