TorGuard

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Website: www.torguard.net
Price: From $4.99 / Month. (If purchased via 12-month plan) Accepts Bitcoins.
Coupon / Promo: 20% Off* use promo code BestVPNForYou (case sensitive)
Our Rating: – 91.6%
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, PPTP and L2TP

Service: TorGuard offers a VPN service to anonymize your internet connection via 1250+ servers across 43+ countries including: United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, India, Germany, Turkey, Russia, Romania, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore.

P2P/Torrents allowed on servers in Netherlands, Canada, Russia, Romania, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway.

The client software has recently been updated to Viscosity, a feature rich client where you can check the status of your connection, easily switch servers, auto start and reconnect and more.

  • Windows and Mac – “Lite” OpenVPN client (portable version) and Pro Viscosity (most popular)
  • Linux (one of the only fully working linux gui apps we’ve seen)
  • Android – The TorGuard app is available on Google play and is compatible with almost every android 4.0 device. PPTP and L2TP are supported for older devices.
  • iPhone and iPad – For non-jailbroken devices, PPTP and L2TP are supported. For OpenVPN your device must be jailbroken.

Includes easy Torrent Proxy setup software that adds the optimal proxy settings to torrent clients like Deluge, utorrent, Bittorrent and Vuze. The software is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Server status page shows real-time overview of servers where you can check if there’s any known issues and what protocols are available on each server.

TorGuard’s new Stealth VPN service enables you to bypass DPI firewalls and unlock access to/from countries like China, Iran and the UAE.

One particularly handy feature with Torguard is they also allow up to 5 simultaneous connections per VPN account.

TorGuard also offers bittorrent proxy and seedbox options.

Additional Services
DD-WRT Router and Streaming TV box store

Offers a wide variety of DDWRT and Tomato Routers that come pre-configured and ready to “plug and play”.

Anonymous PGP encrypted email service

Privacy: TorGuard does not keep logs of customer activity, store IP’s or time stamps. See their Policy/Terms/FAQ

Coupon / Promo:* We have negotiated a special discount of 20% with TorGuard. Insert the TorGuard promo code BestVPNForYou (case sensitive) just before the checkout to receive your discount.

Our Thoughts: We tested the VPN service only and results in our speed tests were decent. If you want to anonymize your torrent downloads this definitely does the job.

The Viscosity software client is slick and very easy to use and we particularly liked the server status details pop-up.

Torguard has been rapidly improving and expanding all aspects of their services, so we expect it to keep getting better over time. We also experienced excellent support responsiveness, and they seem to be very helpful in quickly addressing any issues, concerns, feedback, or technical problems.

The 5 simultaneous connections feature is really a huge and unique plus for many people from a flexibility standpoint, especially given the ever increasing use of mobile devices.

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TorGuard Speed Test Results

TorGuard Speed Test

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

Test PC #1 – United States – OS (Ubuntu 12.04) – ISP (Cox)

SpeedTest.net (Iron) Location Ping Download Upload
Not Using VPN United States 24 27.85 8.31
OpenVPN Romania 219 7.69 3.52
OpenVPN Netherlands 182 8.19 3.74
Download Test (Curl) Location File Size Av. Speed/sec Time/mins
Not Using VPN United States 783M 1514k 08:49
OpenVPN Romania 783M 1035k 12:54
OpenVPN Netherlands 783M 1127k 11.51
P2P Test (Transmission) Location File Size Av. Speed/sec Time/mins
Not Using VPN United States 698.3Mb 1.77Mb 06:35
OpenVPN Romania 698.3Mb 1.45Mb 08:03
OpenVPN Netherlands 698.3Mb 1.57Mb 07:25

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

SpeedTest.net (Firefox) Location Ping Download Upload
Not Using VPN United Kingdom 32 10.56 0.94
OpenVPN Romania 89 9.75 0.87
OpenVPN Netherlands 42 9.94 0.88
Download Test (Curl) Location File Size Av. Speed/sec Time/mins
Not Using VPN United Kingdom 783M 1240k 10:46
OpenVPN Romania 783M 1193k 11:11
OpenVPN Netherlands 783M 1153k 11:35
P2P Test (uTorrent) Location File Size Av. Speed/sec Time/mins
Not Using VPN United Kingdom 701Mb 1.1Mb 10:42
OpenVPN Romania 701Mb 1.0Mb 11:35
OpenVPN Netherlands 701Mb 0.85Mb 14:06

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.
https://www.cloudcracker.com/blog/2012/07/29/cracking-ms-chap-v2/

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33 Comments

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    Terrible. Torrents worked and speed good but utorrent showed unconnectible which is a port issue. They advised how to set a port forward but no suggestions fixed the issues. Then around the time USA woke up my speeds dropped to 1.1MB constant and never fluctuated.
    Disconnect and port issue and speed all fixed. They deny all throttle of speeds and we had 12hrs offering basic support that didn’t help. I asked to cancel and refund and they asked again to help and can we hold off the cancel. I headed home to continue our support after all day at work trying to fix.
    When got home they had cancelled me with no notification and no advise on refund. I am new chasing them for refund advise.

    They are clearly not very professional and have no ideas on fixing basic port issues. And went admit throttle when clearly do.
    1.1MB on all servers all day after 9am USA time

    Avoid

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    Great customer service the one time I needed help. I have a 45mb connection and I get 41.38mbit with Torguard and 43.59mb without via speedtest.net. I am just fine with that speed.

    I’ll be upgrading to 100mb in 2 days. We’ll see how that goes. I am hopeful.

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    only used for Asia VPN Servers to watch TV shows that cannot be watched anywhere outside of the country. Terrible speeds.. would not recommend.

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    Not sure what to expect speedwise out of a vpn as this is my first stab at it but I’m on a 100Mb connection and the most I can get out of torguard is 7. I’ve tried multiple servers and it doesn’t change much. I want the anonymity of a vpn but this seems like way too much of a drop to me. Depending on what part of the country (Canada) I choose without vpn, I average between a low of 55Mbps up to 115Mbps. On Torguard, the MOST I have gotten is 7.42Mbps.

    Think I should maybe look at alternatives.

    By the way – the response here from “TGAdmin”, presumably a Torguard employee is horrid. What a way to talk to a customer – former or not. That kind of response alone makes me want to cancel my service.

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    Wow. I’m seriously impressed! I’ve tried over 5 diff vpn providers in the past few months, honestly TorGuard is one of the best out there. I’m using both the vpn and proxy getting excellent speeds on both. The VPN is a little faster, but I can still get max 3MB/s (that’s right, megabytes) on proxy downloads. On the netherlands VPN, I’ve hit 20mb down speeds and on the usa servers I can max my connection at about 30.. The support answers my tickets so far right away and is very informative and pleasant to deal with. I wish my ISP was this awesome.

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    Terrible support. Slow servers and for a dedicated torrent site they SURE HATE WHEN YOU USE TORRENTS.

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    Great service, been using it for a while. One thing to note on Mac OS X ML, I find that OpenVPN client dns leakage is less than when using PPTP, and former tends to report only the OpenDNS servers that I actually point to, which is fine.

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    Awfully slow speeds for me. A mere fraction of what I get without VPN; like 1Mbps instead of 28.
    Absolutely the worst customer service I’ve ever come across. One guy there is actually abusive and insulting.
    On top of that they have intermittent DNS leaks when I tested on DNSLeaktest. Not all the time, but I found about 30-40% of the time I’d get a leak to my own ISPs servers as well as the Google ones they use at Torguard. Several times there was no leak when first connected via VPN, but then an hour or two later another check would reveal a DNS leak had crept in.
    I could deal with the slow speeds for the low price, but the DNS leaks on top of that clinched it for me that they were not the service I wanted. I asked for my money back based on their 30-day guarantee and was told they had processed a refund. The refund never materialised. Two follow up emails were ignored so now I’ve had to file a dispute through PayPal. Stay away from these clowns. They’re nothing but trouble.

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    Excellent vpn all around… easy to setup, fast speed, and so far good support. Thanks!

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