Due to the recent large fluctuations in ExpressVPN connections, it is very clear to conclude that the Chinese network firewall has ramped up. Today I’ll be running a test of SurfsharkVPN in Windows 10. First of all, I will test the app direct connection, if the connection over the wall is not smooth, I will add OpenVPN GUI to do it, if the app connection is good, then I will not test the manual configuration of OpenVPN Gui, you can refer to the test results of the previous issues.
Note: There will be a major firewall upgrade blocking operation in late September – early October!
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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Checking out multiple test reports can help you understand more effectively how this VPN works in the long run.
- SurfsharkVPN Win10 Test in China-20210226 - Recently a reader left a comment for me that SurfshrkVPN was having connection issues and wanted me to test it again. Today I will test SurfsharkVPN's connection in Windows 10 using a third party manual configuration of OpenVPN Gui. In addition, if you want to know how to connect SurfshrkVPN for IOS, MacOS and Android in China, you can read this article "SurfSharkVPN can't connect solution". Before the test I went to the SF official website to check its latest announcement of the server situation for users in mainland China and there is no difference. So this test I will test the previous configuration of the server to see the current connection and VPN connection after the speed of these servers.
- SurfsharkVPN Win10 Test In China-20201222 - Today I will test SurfsharkVPN's 22 manually configured servers for walling in the Windows version of OpenVPN Gui. The servers for this test are the same as the ones tested on December 8. Before the test I went to the SF website to see the latest server updates and they didn't release any other new servers. If you need to download these servers, you can do so in this article: SurfSharkVPN Unable to Connect Solution (zh), and I will follow up if there is an official update...
- SurfsharkVPN Win10 Test in China-20201208 - Today we are going to conduct a China test of SurfshrkVPN's adoption of the OpenVPN GUI in Windows 10. There are a total of 22 servers being tested, and although this is a routine test, I hope that it will help readers understand the following three things. For those who are not SurfshrkVPN users, it can also be an important reference when choosing a VPN. If there is time, I will also test their app direct connect as well. Because several readers have mentioned to me before that SurfsharkVPN can be connected directly via the app...
- SurfsharkVPN Win10 test in China-20201112 - SurfsharkVPN's manually-configured OpenVPN Gui flip-flop connection will be tested again today. The server being tested this time is the latest official release. Since most of the last manual configuration servers have been blocked, I'm hoping that this server update will improve the situation. No matter how good or bad the results are, I will present the whole testing process and results to you, so that you can understand the most realistic situation, and provide you with some reference in the process of using the server.
- SurfsharkVPN Win10 Test in China-20201029 - This time SurfsharkVPN is tested in Windows 10 with manual configuration via the OpenVPN GUI, and there has been a major update from the previous test server. This update is supposed to be updated during the 19/5 session. In this update, I've deleted all the test servers and reconfigured them with the latest configuration server, which may be duplicated, but it's the only way to ensure the test results. I don't know if the test results are good or bad right now, but please see the test below...
- SurfsharkVPN test in China Reviews-20201017 - The other day a reader gave me feedback that SurfshrkVPN has updated its latest protocol WireGuard in Windows 10 and said that the connection speed and stability are good. So I went to use it to test it during the past two days between work. When I use WireGuard, IKEv2 and Auto protocols to test the connection through the app, every time I restart my Win10 device, I can connect through these three protocols most of the time, but when I disconnect the server to test different servers, it shows that the connection is successful, but I can't actually connect to the Internet...
Local Device and Network: Windows10/200M/WiFi;
SurfsharkVPN – App Connection Test in China:
Starting Time: Sep 10, 2020, 3:14 PM
Fastest Server – Taiwan: First success; (Time efficiency: 8s)
Speedtest Ping: 97ms; Download: 75.36Mbps; Upload: 3.97Mbps;
Netflix Fast: 10Mbps;
Canada – Vancouver: First success; (Time efficiency: 17s)
Speedtest Ping: 189ms; Download: 13.68Mbps; Upload: 2.24Mbps;
Netflix Fast: 2.4Mbps;
Denmark: First success; (Time efficiency: 9s)
Speedtest Ping: 246ms; Download: 12.62Mbps; Upload: 1.29Mbps;
Netflix Fast: 5.2Mbps;
France – Paris: First success; (Time efficiency: 11s)
Speedtest Ping: 228ms; Download: 9.49Mbps; Upload: 2Mbps;
Netflix Fast: 9.8Mbps;
Australia – Sydney: First success; (Time efficiency: 13s)
Speedtest Ping: 328ms; Download: 6.14Mbps; Upload: 0.78Mbps;
Netflix Fast: 3.6Mbps;
France – Bordeaux: First success; (Time efficiency: 11s)
Speedtest Ping: 257ms; Download: 10.04Mbps; Upload: 1.78Mbps;
Netflix Fast: 15Mbps;
Italy – Rome: First success; (Time efficiency: 12s)
Speedtest Ping: 239ms; Download: 2.14Mbps; Upload: 1.63Mbps;
Netflix Fast: 1.3Mbps;
Russia – Moscow: Failed; (Try once)
Singapore: First success; (Time efficiency: 50s)
Speedtest Ping: 242ms; Download: 3.83Mbps; Upload: 0.13Mbps;
Netflix Fast: 2.5Mbps;
USA – Miami: First success; (Time efficiency: 8s)
Speedtest Ping: 208ms; Download: 4.27Mbps; Upload: 1.58Mbps;
Netflix Fast: 5.2Mbps;
USA – Atlanta: Failed; (Try once)
USA – Boston: First success; (Time efficiency: 9s)
Speedtest Ping: 348ms; Download: 12.38Mbps; Upload: 1.03Mbps;
Netflix Fast: 5.4Mbps;
UK – London: First success; (Time efficiency: 11s)
Speedtest Ping: 215ms; Download: 18.05Mbps; Upload: 1.96Mbps;
Netflix Fast: 19Mbps;
Conclusion: SurfsharkVPN’s test results on Windows 10 really surprised me, firstly, its “server connection success rate” is very high, and secondly, its “time efficiency” is very short! , and finally it server connects successfully and the speeds are all good.
I was going to test the OpenVPN Gui version of SurfsharkVPN in Windows 10 today, but it looks like I don’t need it. However, a quick private sample of the servers I had configured worked, but I didn’t run a speed test. If you want to know how its OpenVPN Gui is configured and connected for Windows 10, you can refer to the previous tests.
Finally, note that the Window10 test results are not representative of Macbook, iPhone, or Android, as I found in previous tests that different devices have very different connection performance for SurfsharkVPN’s app in China, though it’s possible that it could also be improperly set up. But please pay attention to this tip from me.
SurfsharkVPN Win10 Version: 2.6.8; Protocol: Automatic
Today’s Test Score: ★ ★ ★ ★