Starting July 31, 2012, ExpressVPN has lowered the number of servers it can recommend for use in China from 4 to 2. Please note that ExpressVPN already has the latest version available, so even if the app doesn’t prompt you for an upgrade, please click on the “Check for status updates” button at the bottom of the app to be redirected to the relevant page to download the new version for your device. The new version of Windows 10 after the upgrade is 7.11.3(2). However, I will still test the previous two servers HK-4 and USA La-5 to see if they really can’t connect anymore.
Today Test Catalogues:
1、ExpressVPN Windows10. (Auto + Official Recommend)
2、ExpressVPN Windows10. (IKEv2 + Random Election)
Local Device and Network: Win10/200M/WiFi.
Win10 ExpressVPN App Connection Test:
Starting Time: Aug 2, 2020, 1:57 PM
The following test is from official recommendation.
Japan – Yokohama: First success. (Time efficiency: 40s)
YouTube Connection Speed: 161Kbps.
Speedtest Ping: 94ms. Download: 15.76Mbps. Upload: 3.93Mbps.
Singapore – Marina Bay: First success. (Time efficiency: 1m20s)
YouTube Connection Speed: <100Kbps.
Speedtest Ping: 245ms. Download: 6.91Mbps. Upload: 1.19Mbps.
Hong Kong – 4: Failed. (Try once)
USA – Los Angeles – 5: Failed. (Try once)
The following is the unofficial recommended method.
The servers tested below are randomly selected and will be listed in the order in which they were tested, regardless of whether the connection was successful or not, for your reference.
USA – Santa Monica: First success. (Time efficiency: 8s)
YouTube Connection Speed: 130Kbps.
Speedtest Ping: 141ms. Download: 8.84Mbps. Upload: 2.24Mbps.
USA – New York: First success. (Time efficiency: 11s)
YouTube Connection Speed: 345Kbps.
Speedtest Ping: 226ms. Download: 3.95Mbps. Upload: 1.18Mbps.
USA – San Francisco: First success. (Time efficiency: 10s)
YouTube Connection Speed: 34Kbps.
Speedtest Ping: Can’t use the speedtest tool.
USA – Chicago: First success. (Time efficiency: 31s)
YouTube Connection Speed: 100Kbps.
Speedtest Ping: 245ms. Download: 2.27Mbps. Upload: 0.93Mbps.
USA – Atlanta: First success. (Time efficiency: 23s)
YouTube Connection Speed: 136Kbps.
Speedtest Ping: 247ms. Download: 3.19Mbps. Upload: 1.27Mbps.
USA – Hollywood: Failed. (Try once)
USA – Tampa – 1: First success. (Time efficiency: 7s)
YouTube Connection Speed: 61Kbps.
Speedtest Ping: 261ms. Download: 1.61Mbps. Upload: 1.57Mbps.
Canada – Toronto – 2: First success. (Time efficiency: 9s)
YouTube Connection Speed: 110Kbps.
Speedtest Ping: 221ms. Download: 3.28Mbps. Upload: 1.6Mbps.
Germany – Nuremberg: Failed. (Try once)
UK – Wembley: Failed. (Try once)
Taiwan – 3: Failed. (Try once)
Laos: Failed. (Try once)21.17
UK – East London: First success. (Time efficiency: 6s)
YouTube Connection Speed: 140Kbps.
Speedtest Ping: 273ms. Download: 3.42Mbps. Upload: 1.13Mbps.
Summary: Based on today’s testing of ExpressVPN in Windows 10, it is true that only Japan and Canada are the only two officially recommended servers that will work. IKEv2 protocol is still available on US-based servers, but I also tried to connect privately on my Mac and iPhone, and the situation is similar to Windows 10.
ExpressVPN Windows10 Version: 7.11.3(2). Protocol: Auto/IKEv2
Today’s Test Score: ★ ★ ★ ☆