VPN4ALL VPN Service Review 2017
VPN4All’s website is one of the best VPN Provider websites on the web. It is easily navigated and presents all valuable information about VPN4All’s services in easy-to-find places without any hoops to jump through, complete with demo videos and infographics to help inform the not-so-savvy internet users. VPN4All also boasts one of the most extensive knowledge bases I’ve ever seen that covers everything from the fine details of their terms of service down to guides for advanced VPN usage on routers and mobile devices.
At the writing of this review VPN4ALL has over 500 VPN servers in 50 countries with more than 80 locations to pick from when choosing a virtual private network to connect through. These numbers place VPN4All nicely in the middle when compared to other VPN providers – a modest spread around the globe.
Security and Privacy are definitely the main goal of VPN4All and they utilize a 2048-bit RSA encryption for the sending/receiving of keys while VPNs operate at a 256-bit AES level. OpenVPN, L2TP, and PPTP protocols are supported on all of VPN4All’s VPN servers, which makes them a flexible VPN service provider. If you are frequent visitor of shady websites and downloads, you could also take advantage of their server-level Anti-Malware protection!
VPN4All starts off at $11.95 USD for a month of service and is far from being the cheapest VPN provider, however there are other providers that are more expensive. VPN4All offers 3 main VPN packages – a 50GB Limited package, an Unlimited package, and a 5GB Mobile package – and they sell services on a 1, 3, 6, or 12 month basis.
VPN4ALL Pricing Table:
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VPN4All VPN Clients:
VPN4All provides a proprietary VPN Client for users on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android operating systems. Because I only have a 50GB Limited License, I have only tested the Windows client.
Finding and downloading the client on the VPN4All site is easy. It’s a small file of 21.3MB and it installed smoothly without errors using the default settings and without running it as administrator. There is an initial option of installing in English, French, or German – plus the same advanced options found when installing most applications such as installation location, start program with windows, and start program after installation.
Once installed and started for the first time, the VPN client will require your VPN4All License Number to login. After logging in to the client, you can choose a VPN from the drop-down list and simply connect to get started!
However, to find all sorts of advanced settings and options, help documentation, account information, or to update the VPN4All client, simply click the “Menu” button. The Options area in the client menu is where VPN Protocols can be chosen, along with OpenVPN advanced settings and the ability to have the VPN client automatically change IP address according to a timed interval.
Overall, the Windows VPN client from VPN4All is pretty solid and comes with ample options, the only issue I had with the client was actually the server list. Some servers are marked offline and if you try to connect there is an error, which is fine and normal operation. But, there are some servers marked online that don’t connect, nor do they give an error when connected to, so nothing ever happens. Another little problem I noticed is the “Auto Change IP” function stops working if you manually stop/start/change servers and you must close the client and restart it for the auto ip change to work again.
VPN4All VPN Speed Tests:
VPN4ALL VPN Review Conclusion
VPN4All is a solid VPN provider offering a stable and secure service for a decent price. Speed tests show that VPN servers in big cities are as fast as one could really need. They don’t offer a bunch of extra bells and whistles like a Smart DNS, Proxy Servers, or a Killswitch – but that just means they can focus on providing the best service for what they do offer!
However there are some downfalls. The biggest drawback to VPN4All is that only one connection to a VPN server is allowed at one time per account – many other VPN providers allow 2-5 connections and some are even unlimited. Another reason a potential customer may want to avoid VPN4All is their less than awesome presence in South America and Asia. If you need lots of South American or Asian VPN Servers, VPN4All probably isn’t for you.