Today I’ll be testing ExpressVPN’s App Direct connection in Windows 10. I’ve had a few comments from readers telling me what’s going on, but what’s different about this test is that I’m going to be testing it on all servers in the US via the Automatic connection protocol option. Although I’ve been using ExpressVPN for a while and know that it’s always been available, I don’t think I can get a full understanding of it without testing it.
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Local device and network: Macbook/200M/WiFi;
Speedtest Ping: 7ms; Download: 232.04Mbps; Upload: 27.65Mbps;
ExpressVPN last 6 test reports: [See More]
Checking out multiple test reports can help you understand more effectively how this VPN works in the long run.
- ExpressVPN 3 device IKEv2 test in China - April 13, 2021 - Due to an operational error yesterday testing ExpressVPN's IKEv2 protocol in IOS, the test results were invalid. Today, in order to get a comprehensive view of ExpressVPN's testing, a test will be conducted in Windows 10, Macbook, IOS/iPhone via the IKEv2 protocol, and to verify ExpressVPN's "Auto+Official Recommended 6 Servers" In order to verify the current use of ExpressVPN's "Auto+ Official Recommended 6 Servers", this part of the test will be added to Win10, while other devices will only be tested with the IKEv2 protocol. We hope this test will be helpful for you to refer to the use of ExpressVPN.
- ExpressVPN IOS/iPhone 3 Protocol test in China - Today, April 12, 2021, ExpressVPN will be tested in IOS/iPhone for APP direct VPN connection in mainland China. Based on previous tests and today's normal use of the connection in Macbook and Windows 10, it was determined that ExpressVPN currently still works very smoothly in both devices at this time. We first checked the latest version in IOS and determined that the latest ExpressVPN IOS version is 10.0.5 (19359). At the same time, its current optional connection protocol options are still only Automatic, UDP, TCP, IKEv2, a bit disappointed in the IOS version is still to join the latest Lightway protocol. This test will test 5-10 servers for each of the three protocol options Automatic, UDP and IKEv2.
- ExpressVPN Macbook 4 protocol Test in China - March 30, 2021, according to the last test report ExpressVPN currently has four available connection protocol options Automatic, Lightway-UDP, OpenVPN-UDP, and IKEv2. The difference between today's Macbook and the last Window is that this test is primarily intended to understand the connection of each protocol, rather than a speed test of the same server under different protocols. Since this morning has been busy with their own work, so only now began to test, between the time is relatively tight on each protocol option for 5-8 servers. If you have any questions, please leave a message to communicate.
- ExpressVPN Windows 5 protocol speed test in China - March 22, 2021 - Currently, in the latest ExpressVPN version 10.1.0(11) for Windows, the protocol options supported for connectivity are Automatic, Lightway-UDP, OpenVPN-UDP, OpenVPN-TCP, IKEv2, and L2TP/IPsec, of which L2TP/IPsec has a low security protocol and not many supported servers, so it will not be used to connect in non-essential situations. In this test, I will compare the speed of the first five protocols with the same servers in Windows 10 platform, hoping to find out the fastest connection protocol in mainland China, and test the connection of OpenVPN-UDP and OpenVPN-TCP by the way, because Automatic, Lightway-UDP, and IKEv2 are the three protocols I want to test. I often test these three protocols and know more about their connections. The test servers will be selected from the six officially recommended servers as the main body of the test...
- ExpressVPN Mac/Win/iOS SpeedTest Compared in China - March 17, 2021 - ExpressVPN has been performing very well lately, with all users able to connect quickly with its Automatic, IKEv2, and Lightway protocols for direct App connections in Windows, Mac, iOS/iPhone/iPad, and Android. Today's test task is to test the official recommended "Auto+6 servers" on three devices, Mac/Win10/iPhone, mainly to let readers know the speed of these three devices after successful connection. In Mac and Win10, "YouTube Connection Speed", "SpeedTest", "Netflix Fast" will be used to test. In iPhone, "SpeedTest", "SpeedTest Video" and "Netflix Fast" will be used for speed testing. We hope that this test will provide some reference for you in your use.
- ExpressVPN IOS/iPhone Auto and IKEv2 Test in China - March 13, 2021, usually I will Windows and Mac testing will be more frequent, because I usually have to generally finish my work and generally do testing. I would be more comfortable doing tests in the computer, today is the weekend, not much on hand, I would like to do a test on IOS/iPhone. In fact, I also a kind of wall in the Phone through ExpressVPN, just are using more fixed those few servers, so can not overall understanding of its actual situation. Today I will be in the iPhone through the Automatic and IKEv2 protocol options for random server testing, and please note that the current IOS version does not support the Lightway protocol, if you need to try the function to apply for its Bate version can, the method can refer to this article "how to get EXPRESSVPN BATE version", if you have any questions or use…
ExpressVPN – Win10 APP Connection test in China:
Starting Time: Dec 2, 2020, 1:29 PM
Automatic+4 Servers (Official Recommend)：
The officially recommended method is to set the connection protocol to Automatic and then connect to the four servers that are officially optimized for wall-climbing in mainland China: Hong Kong – 4, Japan – Yokohama, Singapore – Marina Bay, USA – Los Angeles – 5.
Automatic+USA Servers (Unofficial Recommend)：
I’ve had some comments from people who said that when using the Automatic connection protocol option, in addition to the servers that are officially recommended for connection, some other servers can be connected as well. Today I’m going to run a dry run with “All servers in Auto+ USA” as a test subject, and I’m only going to test one connection per server to see how it works. If it works, great; if it doesn’t, that’s fine too. It’s an extra try.
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Auto: USA – Miami: Failed. (Try once)
Auto: USA – Los Angeles – 3: Failed. (Try once)
Auto: USA – New Jersey – 1: Failed. (Try once)
Auto: USA – Los Angeles – 2: Failed. (Try once)
Auto: USA – New Jersey – 3: Failed. (Try once)
Auto: USA – Seattle: Failed. (Try once)
Auto: USA – Miami – 2: Failed. (Try once)
Auto: USA – Denver: Failed. (Try once)
Auto: USA – Salt Lake City: Failed. (Try once)
Auto: USA – Tampa – 1: First success. (Time efficiency: 12s)
Speedtest Ping: 282ms; Download: 53.26Mbps; Upload: 1.29Mbps;
Auto: USA – Los Angeles – 1: Failed. (Try once)
Auto: USA – New York – 2: Failed. (Try once)
Auto: USA – New Jersey – 2: Failed. (Try once)
Auto: USA – Hollywood: Failed. (Try once)
Auto: USA – Dallas – 2: First success. (Time efficiency: 19s)
Speedtest Ping: 181ms; Download: 1.3Mbps; Upload: 0.3Mbps;
Auto: USA – Los Angeles: Failed. (Try once)
Auto: USA – Atlanta: Failed. (Try once)
IKEv2+Random Servers (Unofficial Recommend)：
When testing the IKEv2 protocol, since the number of servers tested is limited after all, I will avoid US servers that were successfully connected by the Automatic protocol. The main reason for doing this is to see how the same server connects to the wall in both cases.
IKEv2: Canada – Vancouver: Failed. (Try once)
IKEv2: Canada – Montreal: Failed. (Try once)
IKEv2: South – Korea – 2: Failed. (Try once)
IKEv2: Hong Kong – 2: Failed. (Try once)
IKEv2: Hong Kong – 1: Failed. (Try once)
IKEv2: Thailand: Failed. (Try once)
IKEv2: Taiwan – 3: Failed. (Try once)
IKEv2: UK – Wembley: First success. (Time efficiency: 14s)
Speedtest Ping: 227ms; Download: 1.92Mbps; Upload: 1.51Mbps;
Conclusion: Today I tested ExpressVPN’s Automatic connection protocol option and IKEv2 protocol in Windows 10. There are no official recommended connection methods. IKEv2 was tested on AutoFailed servers in the U.S., and most of them connected successfully. Although the results of this test are not significant, they at least provide readers with a new connection idea. If you have any questions, please leave a comment.
The above test methods can be extrapolated to IOS, Mac, and Android devices. For Android devices without IKEv2 protocol, it would be nice to be able to connect to more servers via the Auto Connection Protocol option.
ExpressVPN Windows10 Version：9.2.0 (58)；Protocol：Auto/IKEv2
Today’s Test Score：★ ★ ★ ★ ☆