VyprVPN is a personal VPN service offering PPTP, L2TP/IPSEC and SSL VPN (OpenVPN), VyprVPN currently has servers located in Los Angeles, Washington DC, London, Germany, France, Hong Kong & Amsterdam.
VyprVPN has been developed by the US based company Goldenfrog. If you haven’t heard about GoldenFrog they are the sister company to well known and highly respected Giganews.
While VypnVPN is a relative newcomer to the world of VPN, nonetheless they arrive on the scene with lots of technical horsepower and they quickly developing an solid reputation.
VyprVPN is valid choice because they offer a a high quality VPN solution. Read the technical review for more details or ..
VPN Speed Test
In doing some speedtests for VyprVPN, first a baseline speed is established for our ISP which in this case is in Valdivia, Chile above here on the left notice the connection speed shows about 8 Mb/sec. Connecting to Vyprvpn on the west coast you can see that things slowdown a bit but the connection speeds is still about 3 Mb/s and upload speeds have not been affected.
This is really the extreme example we have connected from the south of Chile to the northern part of North America to test and VyprVPN works well. Video can be streamed without interruption and surfing the net goes as normal.
VPN Pricing Plans
VyprVPN has two different pricing plans for the two different versions. All pricing is monthly. VyprVPN Pro - $19/month and includes PPTP, OpenVPN SSL, L2TP/IPsec, 128-bit encryption and 256-bit encryption. VyprVPN – $14.99/month and includes PPTP and 128-bit encrpytion.
How by using our discount link above or below – you can save $5/month and get the VyprVPN pro account upgrade for free.
VyprVPN also has a 7 day free trial.
VPN Setup / How To Use VPN
Setup for VyprVPN was manual however as of Decemeber 2011 they have released a new configuration app. The VyprVPN instruction pages have lots of helpful information about how this process works. Take a look at our video below where we install VyprVPN but here are the basic steps for VPN installation on Windows 7.
- Open Network and Sharing Center in the Control Panel
- Setup a New connection or Network
- Choose Connect to Workplace
- Choose Use my Internet Connection (VPN)
- Choose a Server Location
- Use your Giganews or VyprVPN Username/ Password
In addition to the helpful userpages VyprVPN has an app which can streamline the VPN setup and connection process.
VyprVPN Desktop App In Action
As you can see below we have included some screenshots of the VyprVPN client version 1.3.0 in action. As of January 2013 VyprVPN now has both a MacOSX and PC desktop app.
Above you can see the various service locations — this screenshot was taken August 2012 – so additional server may have been added since.
Above you have the the various protocols that are supported by the VyprVPN client. In addition, notice that you can specifiy to re-connect when the connection drops, etc or startup with the OS.Notice above the interface for the windows taskbar. Here you can update the client, review recent connections, disconnect, etc.
VyprVPN Mobile Apps
VyprVPN now supports two mobile apps for both iOS and Android. Here a few highlights.
- Easy installation of Mobile Apps for both Android and iOS
- Connect with a single tap
- Autoselect the fastest server based on your location
- Currently available in Apple’s AppStore and the Google Play Marketplace
VPN Server Locations
VyprVPN has service locations in the following general geographic areas: USA, China and Europe. Specifically include Los Angeles, Washington DC, Austin TX, Hong Kong, France, Canada, Netherlands, Germany, UK and Amsterdam.
The specific server hostnames are as follows
- us1.vpn.goldenfrog.com for Los Angeles, CA
- us2.vpn.goldenfrog.com for Washington, DC
- us3.vpn.goldenfrog.com United States – Austin, TX
- ca1.vpn.goldenfrog.com Canada – Toronto
- eu1.vpn.goldenfrog.com for Amsterdam
- hk1.vpn.goldenfrog.com for Hong Kong
- uk1.vpn.goldenfrog.com for London
- fr1.vpn.goldenfrog.com for Paris
- de1.vpn.goldenfrog.com for Frankfurt
VPN Protocols Supported
VyprVPN supports PPTP, L2TP/IPSec and recently announced support for OpenVPN for an additional $5/month. (Remember our discount link can save you $5 / month also.) In addition to supporting these top three VPN protocols, VyprVPN added an optional NAT firewall service or a packet filter which mimics the behavior of a wireless router to help protect against outside threats.
Additiona l Bonus Features
In addition to the easy config desktop and mobile apps. VyprVPN is including free of charge their DumpTruck Sofware As a Service. Specifically that means 5 GB/month of free online security storage software. If you are familiar with the popular product Dropbox then this is somewhat simliar with the addition of more free GBs and some other additional features like WebDAV file-sharing.
All VPN services will show errors at times especially when initiating connections, VyprVPN is no different and typically if you are going to have errors you will see in the case of Windows – the generic windows 800 error.
What I have seen from time to time has been the can’t connect errors or timed out connections every now and then.
First thing you have to identify is where is this error occuring – is it your own network or the VPN you are trying to connect to ?
Simply, goto to a command prompt window and type telnet us1.vpn.giganews.com 1723 – if you are not able to connect then check your network as it could be your own network: your firewall, your router, etc.
Also you can always visit the giganews.vyprn usenet newsgroup or just contact support (VyprVPN has very quick customer support)
All in all VyprVPN is a recommended VPN Provider and while they are expensive compared to the market they have a good product nonetheless. Take advantage of our discount special offer link and save $5 for a total of $15/month which includes OpenVPN.
Check out our video below to see VyprVPN in action before your signup.