June 17, 2021 China VPN Test, the Chinese version of StrongVPN’s App will be tested in Macbook today. The purpose of this test is mainly to see how StrongVPN currently works in MacOS. I have recently had feedback from readers that I should add more VPNs to the test sequence and disapprove of the practice of repeatedly testing VPNs. However, I still think that to use VPNs in China and to understand its usability, I must keep repeating the test for a long time, and when I find a suitable VPN for Chinese users, I will add it to the test sequence in due course.
June 15, 2021 China VPN test, today will test the Windows version of PureVPN, this test PureVPN version is 22.214.171.124, VPN connection protocol will use Automatic + IKEv2. Currently PureVPN then Windows only supports IKEv2, TCP, UDP three kinds of protocol options, according to the previous connection, IKEv2 protocol connection is the best. I have rarely tested the Auto protocol, so this test will be conducted first with Auto and then with IKEv2, and the Auto test will include a speed test, while the IKEv2 test will only publish the test results. There is a big difference.
June 8, 2021 VPN China test, EpressVPN in the latest IOS version 11.5.0 (21189) officially added Lightway protocol, which is subdivided into Lightway-UDP and Lightway-TCP. this is a very positive information, because in MacOS, Windows Lightwy-UDP performs very well in terms of server connection success rate, timeliness, and speed. This test is intended to be a test of ExpressVPN’s latest support for Lightway-UDP and Lightway-TCP for IOS. It should also be noted that ExpressVPN’s “Auto+6 servers” and IKEv2 protocol connections are still available and in good working order.
June 4, 2021 VPN test in China report, today I will be testing ExpressVPN’s officially recommended “Automatic + 6 servers” VPN on Windows, Mac and iPhone devices. It should also be noted that ExpressVPN’s APP is not the only option to connect in China, but also through Lightway-UDP, IKEv2 and even OpenVPN-UDP. But since today is the eye of the storm for the big blockade, I’ll keep it simple and see how well ExpressVPN is connecting to each server today and if there are any connection difficulties, speed drops, etc.
May 30, 2021 VPN Netflix test in China, today is my first time in using VPN to test Netflix. The test is different from my usual VPN test. First of all, any VPN server for Netflix support is usually not a big change in the short term, the only thing to consider may be the speed problem (such as whether the lag, whether you can watch 4K and so on), and this speed problem can be done completely through the daily [VPN daily speed test] to complete.
May 28, 2021 IOS China VPN test: Today will be conducted with Apple IOS system iPhone as the test platform, IOS system version 14.5.1, while the test version of ExpressVPN is 10.0.8 (20065), this version of ExpressVPN officially provides three connection protocol options are UDP, TCP, IKEv2, and one option is Automatic. I am surprised that the latest Lightway-UDP protocol has performed very well according to the test performance of Windows and Macbook, why it has not been added to IOS. The specific should refer to the protocol branch of OpenVPN, now there are Lightway-UDP and OpenVPN-UDP two UDP mode, in the end which one, I prefer OpenVPN.
May 27, 2021 China VPN test, today I will test the international universal version of PureVPN’s APP in IOS/iPhone for mainland China. the IOS version of PureVPN is 8.14.2 and the protocol used for the connection is Automatic (when Auto protocol is turned off in the APP, you can manually select IPSec, IKEv2, TCP, UDP four kinds of protocols). The official advice to mainland China is to use manual configuration for IOS devices to connect, rather than APP direct connection, so let’s try to see if its APP can be successfully connected in the end. If the connection is not ideal under the Auto protocol, I will manually switch the protocol to IKEv2 and UDP to test the connection and will indicate the protocol options.