2021 September 27 China VPN test, according to the last 3 days of the annual October firewall blocking period, China’s VPN users will soon face a test. 26 night I used the official recommended method (Auto + 5 servers) in IOS when there was a difficult connection (the test is not the latest version), but after switching to the IKEv2 protocol can still connect smoothly. This morning I checked the official website notice of ExpressVPN, and it made an announcement about it on the 25th. This time I will be conducting a test of the official recommended method for the latest version of ExpressVPN in three devices, Windows 10, Macbook and iPhone, and note that ExpressVPN has officially added a new server, France – Alsace, to the recommended list…
2021 September 15 China VPN connection test, in the evening of September 7 ExpressVPN appeared the official recommended server can not connect or connection difficulties, in the 10th, ExpressVPN issued a fix announcement. Since I was out of town on the 11th-13th so I didn’t follow up on it, on the morning of the 14th I did a quick test on IOS, Mac, and Win and gave you the results directly. This time I will use the Automatic protocol option in IOS, Mac and Win devices to test the official recommended servers for use in mainland China. The recommended items are reduced from the previous 6 servers to 5, with the removal of the server HK-4. However, I will still add it to the test this time to get a more comprehensive picture.
Last night (September 7), I was unable to connect using ExpressVPN’s official push method in IOS/iPhone, and I’ve seen posts about it today in the blog “Comments” and “Playbeasts” forums. This is an emergency, so I will now test the situation with the three devices I have in hand, Win/Mac/IOS, to see what the specifics are so far. I will also include a random server test of the IKEv2 protocol so I can see if the protocol is working properly now. I hope this helps you all with ExpressVPN…
September 2, 2021 China VPN test, just saw reader @jiijiji message “ExpressVPN suddenly disconnected around 8:40 this morning, both iphone and win10 can’t connect.” I’ve been using the IKEv2 protocol to link to the Now York server in my Macbook yesterday and today, and there were no dropouts or unreachable connections. I’ve seen no test reports for a few days now, so I’ll be testing ExpressVPN for a while this afternoon. I hope this will give me a more comprehensive understanding of the current actual lian situation of ExpressVPN. This test will be conducted in three devices: Windows 10, iPhone and Macbook.
August 23, 2021 China VPN Test, a VPN test for mainland China will be conducted today in Windows 10 devices for the latest version of ExpressVPN, 10.5.0(37), testing protocols including (Auto+6 servers), IKEv2, Lightway-UDP. In a previous version 10.4.1. (2) tests were affected by the July blockade, ExpressVPN’s official recommended method (Auto+6 servers), IKEv2 protocol server connections were barely affected. However, the server connection success rate for its new protocol Lightway-UDP was much lower, and only a small number of servers could connect and flip successfully. The ExpressVPN version upgrade is expected to improve Lightway-UDP’s connection to the wall in China.
August 16, 2021 China VPN connection test, this test is only for the ExpressVPN official recommended method of connecting to mainland China to test a total of only 6 servers, and not to test the IKEv2 and Lightway-UDP protocols (next time will test these two protocols). I hadn’t planned to test ExpressVPN today, as a reader gave me Feedback that it appeared that ExpressVPN had a successful App connection, but was actually unable to connect to the Internet and go over the wall. So I wanted to give it a quick test to see if it was currently having trouble connecting. I’ve been using “Auto Protocol + USA Los Angeles-5” to go over the wall in my Macbook since the morning and now at 15:33 pm, and there have been no dropouts or significant speed drops.
July 28, 2021 China VPN test, at around 10pm last night when I connected to ExpressVPN’s Lightway-UDP via Telecom 4G and WiFi, I found that my most commonly used “Lightway-UDP protocol + USA – New York server” method was no longer available. I tried 4-5 US servers without success. Finally I switched the protocol to “Automatic + Official Recommended Server” Hong Kong – 4 and I was able to connect quickly and successfully. Today I would like to run a more comprehensive test of Lightway-UDP to see what its current state is. The test will be done on a Windows 10 device.