PrivateVPN

PrivatVPN
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Website: www.privatevpn.com (formerly www.privatvpn.se)
Price: From 5.50 Euro / Month. (If purchased via 12-month plan) Accepts Bitcoins.
Our Rating: – 88.4%
Protection: 5/5
Software / GUI:
4.5/5
Features:
4/5
Speed:
4.5/5
Ease of Use:
4.5/5

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Service Overview and Reviews

Protocols: OpenVPN, L2TP, PPTP

Service: PrivateVPN provides Open VPN, L2TP and PPTP across a high performance network in 57 countries with no traffic restrictions.

You can Watch Hulu and USA TV and the BBC iPlayer and unblock all VOIP Applications include Skype.

Port forwarding is available on OpenVPN servers with dynamic and public IPs available.

You can connect up to 6 devices simultaneously and P2P is allowed (Swedish servers recommended).

Connection Guard software to select application to close on VPN disconnection.

Customer service is available 24/7.

You can get a free test for 24 hours by emailing their support from the website.

Privacy: PrivateVPN never produce logs of any data traffic. See their Policy/Terms/FAQ

Note: PrivateVPN log IP numbers on their server in the U.S. This is because the laws of the United States. No P2P on US or UK servers.

Our Thoughts: This established VPN is very impressive, speeds are excellent and privacy is placed at a premium. A fair sized network that covers all the main locations you’ll need. Great client software that includes an auto-reconnect and an option to close specific programs if the connection is ever dropped. Competitively priced for the longer term plans.

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PrivateVPN Speed Test Results

PrivateVPN Speed Test

Below you can see our testing results for PrivateVPN. For more details of how we conduct our speed tests go to VPN Speed Tests.

Test PC #1 – United States – OS (Ubuntu 11.10) – ISP (Cox)

SpeedTest.net (Chromium)LocationPingDownloadUpload
Not Using VPNUnited States2723.217.18
OpenVPNGermany1759.036.46
OpenVPNUS15211.536.81
OpenVPNNetherlands17210.106.45
OpenVPNUnited Kingdom1689.136.37
Download Test (Curl)LocationFile SizeAv. Speed/secTime/mins
Not Using VPNUnited States620M1330K07:57
OpenVPNGermany620M1061K09:58
OpenVPNUS620M1104K09:35
OpenVPNNetherlands620M864K12:14
OpenVPNUnited Kingdom620M976K10:50
P2P Test (Deluge)LocationFile SizeAv. Speed/secTime/mins
Not Using VPNUnited States695Mb1.59Mb07:17
OpenVPNGermany695Mb1.47Mb07:51
OpenVPNUS695Mb1.49Mb07:46
OpenVPNNetherlands695Mb1.56Mb07:24

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Test PC #2 – United Kingdom – OS (Win 7) – ISP (Sky)

SpeedTest.net (Firefox)LocationPingDownloadUpload
Not Using VPNUnited Kingdom3210.560.94
OpenVPNGermany539.950.89
OpenVPNUS2005.040.63
OpenVPNNetherlands419.970.89
OpenVPNUnited Kingdom369.990.88
Download Test (Curl)LocationFile SizeAv. Speed/secTime/mins
Not Using VPNUnited Kingdom620M1241k08:31
OpenVPNGermany620M899k11:46
OpenVPNUS620M714k14:49
OpenVPNNetherlands620M1184k08:56
OpenVPNUnited Kingdom620M1072k09:52
P2P Test (uTorrent)LocationFile SizeAv. Speed/secTime/mins
Not Using VPNUnited Kingdom695Mb1.1Mb10:22
OpenVPNGermany695Mb0.97Mb12:15
OpenVPNUS695Mb0.78Mb15:05
OpenVPNNetherlands695Mb0.90Mb13:05

Tips: OpenVPN seems to be faster than PPTP connections

Note: The handshake protocol (MSCHAP_V2) used by many PPTP connections has been cracked and therefore PPTP could now be considered unencrypted. For maximum security use OpenVPN or L2TP.

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26 Comments

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    The connection drops consistently on all servers. The VPN connection remains stable through UDP, but the routing through the VPN across the internet drops every 5 to 10 minutes.

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    I have a 60mb cable internet connection, with privatevpn my internet speed reaches the same 60mb. So Excelent speed.

    With only 7 euros per month it has an excellent price for the service you get.

    I have no opinion for their support, as i have not needed it.

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    Good VPN, using it for years now, main issue, it sudently got expensive, as fuck
    -.-‘

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    Good service. I mainly use it for watching US, uk tv plus occasional torrents

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    Everything worked as expected, speed more than enough for daily Internet activities.

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    Very low speed. Many bandwitch test is different countrys and workstations.

    Download. 1,5mb/s upload 5mb/s

    Frustrating.

    a few months ago Download 30mb/s upload 5mb/s

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    This is a great VPN provider. Period.
    Their support is active through email and not through live chat on their webpage, but they respond instantly. Well, they could be a bit friendlier but hell what do i need their friendliness, i need them to solve problems or answer effectively and they do. I am indeed very happy with their service, because its reliable and the download and upload speed sometimes even exceeds the speed of my own ISP.

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    Top VPN. Simple easy software client. Very reliable and absolutely no logging

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    This VPN’s only downside is it only supports 128-Bit encryption rather than the 256-Bit other VPNs support. PrivatVPN is fast,sleek non-logging and very good for the money.

    Strongly recommend PrivatVPN.

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    The best vpn out there. Gives the option to change servers, no throttling or closed ports for torrenting, no logs, amazing speeds and hasn’t hung up on me (not even once). Not sure about support, although I doubt whether I ll need any customer support with an awesome service like this. Very happy with this vpn.

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