A while back, I did a review of VyprVpn and mentioned some problems I was having with it here in Asia. Since, I seem to have fixed most of my problems, I thought I would post an update on how it’s going!
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Installation: Easy, but Repetitive
Review: The process for installation is pretty easy. Initially, you visit http://www.goldenfrog.com to set up an account and download the VPN. That process is actually really easy. And I didn’t have any problems with the DNS server when I set it up (unlike with Astrill).
One problem I’ve now run into is that the program keeps stalling (I hit connect and it stalls out, delivering a warning) and I have to re-install it every time I re-start my computer. I’ve got the installation program downloaded now, so all I have to do is re-open it and run through the steps (takes about 3 minutes). But it’s still a little annoying.
Also, the last update doesn’t work for me at all. It just shuts down Vypr.
Use: Easy (pretty much)
The recent update didn’t change appearance any, so the use-process is the same.
When I turn on my computer, I open the program from my desktop. You can set it up to start automatically if you want. The box will look like this:
If you want to just connect right away, just click the blue connect button. If you want to change locations, click the exclamation mark looking blue button. I have found that I never use the “Fastest Server” setting and I am constantly changing servers. Just a tip, try to run with locations that look like someone no one else would use–the less famous nations on the list.
The little gear in the top right corner is where you can change the protocols. I found however that the only protocol that works for me is PPTP. Anything more and it won’t connect. I also recommend that you set it to “Automatic Reconnect” — Vypr tends to dis-connect and re-connect frequently for me on poor internet servers so I like for it to reconnect without having to repeatedly punch the buttons.
That’s all there is to it! Just click connect and then close the program when you’re done.
So when I wrote my initial post on Vypr, I said that it didn’t really work for me because it wouldn’t connect. Now, they seem to have cleared that problem up. I usually have to go with the smaller, lesser-known servers (ie. Bahrain), but it is working okay.
Customer Service: Good
Conclusion: The service is working for me right now, so I’m pretty happy (especially since so many of them aren’t). Unfortunately, it is not terribly stable and is frequently reconnecting. However, that would probably change if I had a stronger internet connection.
The recent update is a problem (crashes my vpn) so I no longer install it when I put Vypr on. Plus, there seems to be a small glitch wherein I have to reinstall Vypr when re-starting my computer.
Still, it works on your Mac when other programs don’t and it’s worked even when Astrill, Strong, etc. stopped. The system is easy to use and simple to figure out. I like that I can change servers as often as I want without trouble and I like the options available! There aren’t any add-ons you have to pay for or consider which is pretty sweet; they just come with the program.
All in all, I’ve been pretty happy with Vypr this semester!
This is my experience with Vyprvpn, anyone want to throw in their opinion of ExpressVPN or Strong to give a comparison? How have you done with Apple Products here? Windows? Android?