I’m going to be testing ExpressVPN today, and the test is still divided into two parts, firstly, the officially recommended connection method: “Auto+4 servers”, and secondly, the IKEv2 protocol for wall testing. I’m going to use the IKEv2 protocol to connect to the wall, and I’m going to test the protocol on as many servers as possible.
Barry: I’ve been hoping to convey a message to my readers that the firewall will be around for the foreseeable future; with it, using any VPN or other tool in China is a dynamic process and there’s no one-and-done solution. That’s why I keep updating the [Daily Test] section. The purpose of the test is to tell you the real usage of the changed VPN at the moment, whether it is available or not, and I will tell you so. In order to speed up the testing, I will be running only SpeedTest tests on it as it is only a reference for the speed test.
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Local Device and Network: Windows10/200M/WiFi.
Speedtest Ping: 7ms; Download: 232.84Mbps; Upload: 15.97Mbps;
ExpressVPN – Win10 Connection Test:
Starting Time: Aug 31, 2020, 1:58 PM
The following is official recommend method;
The following unofficial recommend method；
Selection Servers: Random;
USA – Miami: Failed. (Try once)
USA – New Jersey – 1: Failed. (Try once)
USA – Seattle: Failed. (Try once)
USA – Los Angeles – 1: First success. (Time efficiency: 30s)
Speedtest Ping: 185ms. Download: 5.1Mbps. Upload: 1.9Mbps.
Australia – Melbourne: Failed. (Try once)
Australia – Perth: Failed. (Try once)
South Korea – 2: Failed. (Try once)
Malaysia: Failed. (Try once)
Taiwan – 3: Failed. (Try once)
Canada – Toronto – 2: First success. (Time efficiency: 15s)
Speedtest Ping: 262ms. Download: 21.64Mbps. Upload: 1.33Mbps.
Canada – Vancouver: Failed. (Try once)
Canada – Montreal: Failed. (Try once)
Conclusion: From today’s test results, we can see that the officially recommended method works. I’ve tested a number of servers to find the fastest ones, and the fastest ones in this test are Japan – Tokyo.
ExpressVPN Windows10 Version: 7.12.1(2); Protocol: Auto/IKEv2
Today’s Test Score: ★ ★ ★ ★