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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 122 reviews

93%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect VPN

    Posted
    psyclopps
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

    This software works flawlessly so far. Install is a breeze, just make an account, activate your subscription on the website and download the apps. I downloaded it onto two desktops, one laptop and two Android phones. I believe you get six licenses on this one for one year. The software is easy enough to use on all your devices and has a simple interface that is easy to learn or can have advanced features if you so wish. The interface has a nice map to see where you are connected, a nice big connect button, the ability to select your country you want to connect through or specialty servers. One of my favorite features is the anti DDoS connection which blocks various malware as well. I also love that you can have it turn on automatically when you are connected to Wi-Fi but also have exceptions. For example, I want the full speed of my home Wi-Fi, so I have that as an exception, but it automatically turns on when I go to any public Wi-Fi for example. Speed seems to have little impact I saw my ping at home go from 4ms to 8ms on speed test and the download upload speed stayed steady at around 150mbps. There is no CD in the box, but the instructions will have you download it on their website. This appears to be well worth a purchase, it works well, is easy to use and keeps you safe!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A VPN packed full of features

    Posted
    Fordman9870
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    If you don't like people (ISP) snooping on you, a VPN is the way to go. I downloaded the client and put in my info and within 2 minutes was up and running (sort of). With military grade encryption, Double VPN which is great. This feature is a game changer!! The first VPN knows your original IP, But with Double, when you log in the IP is changed then on to a second VPN it changes your IP again. So, with this tunneling, this adds a second layer of secrecy. And CyberSec which blocks malware and adds, is a new feature that separates itself from other VPNs. This is one of the best Optioned VPNs out there. Before I connected my average was: 70 down and 6 up. When I connected My Speeds were 8 mb down and 5 up. I was very disappointed. So (as the help section on the site suggests) I switched VPN areas from the US to Greece, Canada, Mexico, and Russia. This slowed my speed down more. So, I switched again to Demark and the speeds came back up a little. I tried a few others, the speed was down, border line unacceptable. I noticed at times that loading pages was so slow it timed out but I tried it again and again. Finally, after 30 seconds Google appeared. Then went on to other sites with no issues. I am sure that depending on the time of day there will be slow downs as more people will be signed in. As suggested I tried multiple areas and hosts that had less than 10% utilization. My speed was like being on a rollercoaster, speed up then down, then up. I hit the Nord help area again and tried what they suggest and this fixed my issues for the most part. I would advise those with issues to go here for help. After 10 minutes my speed was stable and almost matched my regular speed. I went to and tried multiple sites. I streamed, downloaded, uploaded with no issues. I guess you just have to be patient until you notice speeds are up the start your work. I was very happy with my test after a period of 15 minutes had passed since logging in. It literally changed my opinion. I logged in to my Netflix account and started a movie, I had issues with this, even on servers that only had 9% capacity, my browser kept timing out. I then got an email from Netflix saying that suspicious activity was found and they automatically changed my password. So, take note this might not play well with Netflix. With my Hulu account, I could start a good stream and had no problems at all. For best results, I would advise you to find a favorite server that gives you consistent results. For me the US, Canada servers were the best. I also tested on my Android phone, and the app worked flawlessly and was just as easy to setup as the PC side. I am giving this a 4 for the amount of options that are useful for VPN users. I would have given it a 5 had my speed been fast right off the bat and not 10 minutes after logging in. I would recommend this to friends and family.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to install and use

    Posted
    BobinVA
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    In today's world, internet access is essential to everyday living. As we've become more and more dependent upon internet access, we've come to expect freely available wifi wherever we go. At one time, free wifi hotspots were a differentiator for restaurants, hotels and coffee shops, but now it's an expected perk wherever we go. But while ubiquitous wifi has been a blessing, its unencrypted nature has also opened up yet another avenue for "the bad guys" to get to our data. What to do? As I've been investigating options, there weren't many that were realistic. I've even resorted to staying off hotel wifi altogether, but that cripples my ability to get things done. One option that was very intriguing was called Tiny Hardware Firewall. The idea is to purchase a small, battery-powered router with VPN software that you can take with you to create a private hotspot for several devices. While I think this is a very good idea, I'm not crazy about the $99 per year VPN fees. I don't mind paying for the up-front hardware costs, but after that, why should I've to pay such a high price for VPN software? That's when I found NordVPN. It's the highest-rated VPN on several review sites, and has a much more reasonable yearly cost (if you take advantage of one of their multi-year specials). So, I decided to give it a try. In short, NordVPN is effective and very easy to use. Installation is a breeze. There are clients available for Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android, and Chrome extensions. Setting up an account was quick and easy, and it was a quick download and install for each platform. By default, you can use the auto-connect feature to find a server near you. From there, you get a new IP address and you're protected! Nord is based in Panama, which is a good thing because Panama is one of the countries that don't share information on logging. While I'm not using a VPN to anonymize my internet activity, for those who are sensitive about privacy, this is important. One thing I was initially worried about was the impact of a vpn on my speed. Doing a before/after speed test, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the impact was negligible. After all, a big hit to my throughput speed would mean that I'dn't use it. NordVPN only impacted my speed by about 5%, which I think is worth the added protection. NordVPN also includes some extras, like an automatic kill switch in case you unexpectedly lose your vpn connection. A feature named CyberSec automatically blocks malicious websites, malware and unwanted ads. This is a great bonus. Setup on iOS devices was just as easy. The only additional step is that you're asked if you want to set up a VPN profile in your settings. Saying yes will allow this to be done automatically, and you're ready to go. When Nord is protecting you, you'll see a small "vpn" in the top left corner, next to your connection strength icon. The one thing that I'd like to see is a better solution for Chromebooks. NordVPN does have a Chrome extension that works just as easily as their other versions, but this only protects your activity within Chrome. Now that Chromebooks support Android apps, those need to be protected as well, and the Chrome extension doesn't do that. You can get a NordVPN Android app which can protect your Android activities, but this doesn't protect your web activities. You can manually set up a VPN connection in settings, but newer Chromebooks cannot be set to not use the IPv6 protocol, and NordVPN doesn't support IPv6, so I couldn't get this approach to work. ChromeOS is evolving rapidly, so I hope a comprehensive solution for ChromeOS will be forthcoming. So far, NordVPN seems to be the solution I've been looking for. The license allows up to 6 devices simultaneously, which is enough for me to protect devices for me and my wife. I'll see how it goes in long-term everyday usage, but right now I think NordVPN is the way to go.

    I would recommend this to a friend