|Protocols||PPTP, IPSec, OpenVPN|
TUVPN is a Singapore based VPN service provider that offers a variety of VPNs services with endpoints located throughout the world in 8 different countries.
TUVPN Speed Test
We ran some speed tests on TuVPN. Our baseline speed was 12 MBps. After connecting to their US SharedIP VPN server from South America we got about 7 Mbps. Not bad and while not the best the slowdown seems within acceptable range.
TUVPN Pricing Plans / Coupons and Discounts
TUVPN offers both shared and dedicated accounts and all their Express VPN packages will give you unlimited access for your money below:
You can select dedicated IP on the following places: Amsterdam, Chicago, Erfurt, London, Madrid. Montreal, and Stockholm.
Regarding coupons, They have a 60% off special for the first month of a shared IP package and you can up to save an additional 34% on term packages.
TuVPN also has occasional holiday specials available.
TUVPN Setup / How To Use TUVPN
When you purchase TUVPN you need to pay close attention to the version that you download and install. There are separate clients for each OS and there are also separate installers depending upon each protocol used.
Windows, Mac and Linux are supported.
In the mobile space Android, iOS and the Windows Mobile OS are supported.
TUVPN Client Details
After the installation you will have a new icon in the task bar for the client. Right click on this and select the server you want to connect to and then click connect.
You will then get an authentication window enter your username and password and then choose your geographical endpoint/server from among 8 different countries.
TUVPN Server Locations
TUVPN has their VPN network spread throughout 8 countries with the bulk of their servers being in Europe.
Here is a complete list of TUVPN’s server locations: Los Angeles, Stockholm, Germany, Switzerland, Montreal, Canada, Malaysia, Luxembourg, Madrid, Spain, Amsterdam, London, Chicago, Bucharest, and Romania.
TUVPN Protocols Supported
TUVPN support the following protocols
- OpenVPN with 256 bit encryption
- L2TP/IPSec and PPTP – 128 bit encryption.
- SSH2 Tunneling – 256 bit encryption.
All protocols are available for every OS excepting the SSH2 Tunneling, which isn’t available for their mobile customers.
Along with their VPN service they offer to the public a free high anonymity proxy. This doesn’t really compare to normal VPN service and will likely be overused but might be helpful in certain situation.
TUVPN vs. The Competition
TUVPN offers a good level of service for the price that they charge. In addition, they offer a few services – like SSH2 Tunneling which are not found in other most other VPN providers.
The biggest downfall we found with these guys is the shortage of North American server which can be popular.
We personally did not run into any errors during our tests other than the typical speed slow down associated with a VPN. Most problems noted on their forum seemed to be centered around configuration issues and all we looked at had been solved.
Thumbs up for TUVPN, they are not our top choice but they are nonetheless represent a good choice.
We like the fact that they are headquarted in Singapore. Parent company SDN Systems Pte. Ltd also helps to add credibility to their service offering.
They have left a little room for improvement to their client nonetheless for the beginning user they have done a fine job.
There are a lot of tutorials with plenty of pics and a friendly forum community.