HMA Updates Windows Client and Network
HMA has released updates to both its Windows client and the network itself. The new version of the client is described by the company as a major release, and it does have some significant interface updates included.
HMA has a very large network. Their service allows subscribers to switch between nations however much they want, but the interface has to be clean to facilitate working with a long list. HMA has changed their client interface so that the user can narrow down their choices to the ones that they want to see. -read full review of HMA here.
For instance, the new client allows the user to select a specific country, a city or a location. This makes it easier to narrow down the best options.
If you want to filter alphabetically, you can do it through the search box labeled Country selection.
Sometimes, you might not be looking for a specific location, but the highest speed. You can use a random server based on which one is going to offer the highest speed, and they’re grouped according to the best download and ping times. Gamers out there may find being able to sort through ping times to be particularly useful.
If you just want something nearby, the client also allows you to see the servers nearest you. This is a handy feature for people who aren’t worried about location other than it being close by. You’ll get a list of the 10 closest servers to choose from.
The client also has connectivity improvements built into it and is compatible with Windows 8.1.
HMA also announced that it added 32 servers and in excess of 2,800 IP addresses to their network. Subscribers have access to the entire network, which includes 518 servers around the world. The new servers are located in
- Sydney, Australia
- Munich, German
- Frankfurt, Germany
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Dronten, Netherlands
- Oslo, Norway
- Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
- Taipei, Taiwan
- Maidenhead, UK
- Reading, UK
- Manchester, UK
- Nottinghamshire, UK
- Odessa, Ukraine
- Trumbull, Connecticut
- Rockville, Maryland
- Troy, Michigan
- St. Louis, Missouri
The new features on the client should make it much easier to figure out the best options for VPN servers using HMA’s large network.
HMA has clients for mobile systems, MAC and Linux systems and the aforementioned Widows client. They also have routers available that are configured for their network and available through their site. The company offers connections using PPTP, L2TP and OpenVPN.