VPNReactor is a VPN service that provides the standard protocols and features offered by most providers. The pricing structure is competitive. The provider offers a range of different servers to choose from and an easy setup process that shouldn’t leave anyone guessing as to how to get going with this service.
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VPNReactor offers pricing plans that will be familiar in terms of their size and features to most people who have researched these services. The plans include:
- Economy, PPTP only for $4.99 per month
- VPN Basic with PPTP, OpenVPN, SSTP and SSH for $7.99 per month
- VPN Max with all protocols for $9.99
VPNReactor accomodates a number of different payment methods. They include:
- Liberty Reserve
Free Trial / Money Back Guarantee
You can connect to the service through their free account offer. This account type has a 30-minute time limit on your connection, however.
Coupons / Discount / Special Offers
There are currently no special offers available.
VPN Protocols Supported
Number of IP Addresses
There are multiple IP addresses available for the highest level accounts. The VPN Basic allows for multiple US addresses and the VPN Max allows for multiple US and European addresses.
VPN Clients Information
A client is available for both Mac and Windows computers.
Common Error Messages
Error 619 and 645. These are Windows errors and Microsoft has information about how to remedy them.
VPNReactor does not keep logs.
Legal Use / Torrent Policy
There are no restrictions on torrent or P2P services listed at the VPNReactor site.
VPNReactor vs. The Competition
VPNReactor offers a solid VPN service that should keep security conscious users happy. The service offers dynamic IP addresses, which may put users who need to specify a particular server off, but this is fairly common among other providers, as well, and doesn’t take much from the services that VPNReactor offers. Setup is easy enough and the client is comparable with those provided by other VPN services. One caveat is that the service has no SMTP sever, so you’ll have to disconnect from the VPN to use your email client if you use port 25 to send mail.
VPNReactor is a good service. It’s not remarkably different than many of the other VPN offerings out there, however, and in that regard it is adequate but not stellar. One of the best things about VPNReactor is that they have developed their own VPN protocol called StealthVPN. The StealthVPN protocol is slower and should only be used in cases where OpenVPN connections are not possible however we applaud VPNReactor for developing an additional protocol that can provide Internet access for the ultra paranoid.
The free accounts provide a way to test out the service. The lack of logging ensures that you don’t have to worry about your surfing records being accessed and the privacy, overall, is very good. This service uses 128-bit encryption, which is not as secure as some of the other offerings out there, but which should be adequate for most people’s usage.
Overall, VPNReactor is a good service but not one that stands out above the other providers on the market.