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|Overall Rating :||4.5 / 5|
I am a real world user that was looking for a decent VPN and from my searches I decided to write some reviews based on the different providers I have used. I recieved an email from VPN4ALL VPN provider asking if I would like to test their service. I had not heard of them before so I fugured I would give them a bash. My initial impresssion is OMG. I Must say I had fairly low expectations and I have been burnt in the past by ‘fly-by-night’ providers so it was with caution I approached them. My trial has been going on for over a month now and all I can say is that VPN4ALL have really blown me away.
VPN4ALL SPEED TEST REVIEW
As you can see from the graph below, speeds where fantastic. The slowerst speed was the USA but as I am testing from London, this is to be expected. I tested using a 100Mb test file which I downloaded from each location. One thing to note is they have many servers, some allow P2P and some don’t. for regular browsing I would advise to use a non-P2P server to get much better speeds.
VPN4ALL Review – Restrictions
What VPN4ALL gets so right, and I wish other providers would do the same, is to allow P2P but only allows it from certain servers. P2P has the ability to degrade the speed for other users so what they have done is make certain servers P2P only leaving the other servers to give a fast service. I give VPN4ALL full marks in this review for their approach.
VPN4ALL Review – Software Client
VPN4ALL VPN gives the user an easy to use client. This was easy to install and even easier to use. It gives you a list off all servers, how full they currently are so you can choose a less busy server with ease and clearly indicates which servers are P2P enabled and which are not.
VPN4ALL VPN Review – Video Streaming
So for many af you that want to use VPN4ALL 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, 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 a treat! They also have great locations so say good bye to geotargeting!
Boxpn VPN Review – Server Locations
VPN4ALL VPN have a load of locations, I will attempt to list them all here!!!
Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chzeck, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Seychelles, Spain, Switzerland, Spain, UK and of course USA. Most of these have more than 1 server in each location which is great!
VPN4ALL VPN Review – Support
I never needed support at all but just to test them out I acted as a bogus user and they even went as far as offering to help me set it all up for me. The response was fast and they never made me feel like the idiot I was pretending to be!
VPN4ALL VPN Review – Protocols
As far as I can see they offer OpenVPN using their own client which is great. They also offer PPTP so you will have no problems setting this up on your iPad, iPhone or your Android device. I had it installed on my Galaxy S3 with no problems what so ever.
VPN4ALL VPN is not currently one of the big players in the market but if they keep doing what they are doing I can see this changing very quickly. Their servers are fast, the support is good and their reach is superb. I would have no problem at all recommending this to a friend to use.
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It has just come down the wire that the guys at Goldenfrog that they have added a new server in Austin Texas. The server comes standard with all the usual protocols and if you are an existing customer (or a new customer for that matter) it is available for use immediately. So keep adding the new servers for VyprVPN, quantity and quality, it is what we are after! Read below for the full press release.
“We are pleased to announce that we have added a new VyprVPN server in Austin, Texas USA! The Austin VPN server is available for all VyprVPN protocols, including PPTP, L2TP/IPsec and OpenVPN.
For Golden Frog/Giganews customers using the VyprVPN App, the new Austin VPN server address is automatically available when choosing your server location. Last week, we updated the VyprVPN App to version 1.1! The VyprVPN App makes it easy to switch server locations and protocols.
Customers using VyprVPN with their operating system, simply update your VyprVPN hostname to:
VyprVPN customers now have unlimited access to the following server locations:
•United States – Austin, TX New!
•United States – Washington, D.C.
•United States – Los Angeles, CA
•Netherlands – Amsterdam
•France – Paris
•United Kingdom – London
•Germany – Frankfurt
•Asia – Hong Kong
We will continue to add additional server locations throughout 2012 to ensure that you have access to the fastest VPN speeds in the world so stay tuned!”
Hide My Ass VPN has gone and added even more servers to their already impressive array and have also added servers in Brazil. If you are looking for a local VPN provider in Brazil, look no further. This is good news for current subscribers and another tick to add to the box if you are looking for a VPN provider. This list was taken off their blog
So Head on down to the boys at Hide My Ass VPN for more info.
“This month so far we have added 24 new VPN servers and 2708 IP addresses to our VPN Network:
The internet world has changed and privacy is becoming a much bigger issue than it ever has been in the past. ISP’s monitor your activity and some sites even monitor what you are downloading. Your IP does not only link to you, but it also links to your country. What this means is that some sites will not allow you to access content if you have an IP from another country.
So the question is, how do I hide my IP? This is actually impossible, you will always have an IP but the question should rather be, how do I make my IP look like another? You can use a proxy server for this but I would not recommend it. They are often slow, unreliable at best and don’t do a very good job. What I would recommend is using a VPN solution. What this does is allow you to connect to that server in the country you chose and then all subsequent actions come from that server and your IP address is hidden. You can now watch hulu.com or netflix.com from anywhere in the world, visit any site you like, and although I do not condone it, mostly download whatever you like. This also helps stop your ISP being nosey and stopping you browsing certain sites. China and most Muslim countries are very strict about the content you can see. By using a VPN you can bypass these restrictions.
Here are a few example VPN’s I can recommend
Hide My Ass VPN : They are cheap and offer servers all around the world
Boxpn : They are cheap and have good coverage and great speeds
VyprVPN : If there was a Champagne VPN, this would be it. High quality and great speed
PureVPN : A great all rounder, good speed, good server locations, good support
These are the tools you need to hide your IP. If you can any questions, please ask.
For those of you that have been waiting for the official release and even for those of you that did not even know that VyprVPN had an app, it is good news all round. Their app is finally out of beta in multi language no less. So head on down to our folks at GoldenFrom and grab the new release!
“The Golden Frog development team released version 1.0 of the VyprVPN App for Giganews today! All Giganews members can apply the update within the VyprVPN App for Giganews or download the latest version.
The update includes significant improvements to the user interface, as well as increases in security and performance. Another major improvement for international Giganews members is multi- language support for the VyprVPN App for Giganews.
The VyprVPN App for Giganews Version 1.0 update includes:
Native language support:
* User interface changes for better usability
* Increased PPTP and L2TP security
* Improved OpenVPN speed and reliability
The VyprVPN App for Giganews Version 1.0 is available for Windows only. Mac and Linux versions are coming soon so stay tuned!”
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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.
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We have just been informed that VyprVPN have just launched a new app (beta) which will allow users to connect to it’s service in just 30 seconds. Users now also have the ability to freely switch between any of the server locations and it even supports protocol switching. Coinciding with the launch of their app, a new server has also been added in Germany bring the total servers to 7 spanning 6 countries. Although not as big and boasting as many servers as some of the other providers, VyrpVPN makes up for this in the quality of the product it sells. Pop on over to GoldenFrog and give VypeVPN and a whirl, you won’t be disappointed!
You can read a review of VyprVPN VPN service here.
Iran is the latest t join the fray and has banned the use of proxies and VPN’s deeming them illegal. Pakistan was another country which took a similar approach and banned the use of VPN’s citing ‘security goncerns’. What it really boils down to however is these countries want to know exact;y what you are doing and if you encrypt your data they can’t do this. It is really sad that countries take this kind of approach and I am hoping it does not become the norm!
Iran’s Telecommunications Minister Reza Taghipour said that the new law has been put in place to battle what he calls a “soft war” that Western countries have launched against Iran.