There are some basic connection setting for the client but most users can just accept the defaults. Connecting to a server on the Private Tunnel VPN network takes just a click or two.
Notice that the last connection is shown at the top of the list. You must create an account before you can connect to the Private Tunnel network of VPN servers. In summary, your privacy and anonymity while using the Private Tunnel VPN service is a mixed bag. They are located in California and therefore subject to its jurisdictional laws, as well as, those of the United States.
Very Fast VPN Servers
Speed determines how fast content uploads, so if you’re torrenting or streaming, you want the speed to be somewhat identical to your regular internet speed. Since a VPN encrypts your data, it usually takes a bit longer to send your data back and forth, which can slow down your connection. However, if your ISP deliberately slows down your connection (also known as throttling) a VPN might increase your internet speed.
They changed their business model but won’t honor prior agreements. If you’re a #classaction #attorney looking for a class-action #target, may I suggest PrivateTunnel? I’d make a stink about it on principle, but honestly, my stress is worth more way more than their crappy data. I wasn’t going to renew with them anyway, but I’d still like to use what I paid for and they agreed to provide.
Now let us connect to the Private Tunnel VPN network and change virtual regions without first disconnecting. Notice that the Montreal location is now at the top of the list. This displays a prompt asking if you want to change from the Montreal to London servers. Clicking on “Yes” completes your change to the virtual London region.
Windows Phone, Symbian and Blackberry are currently not supported by Private Tunnel as they do not have a connection framework for the OpenVPN protocol. In addition to standard OpenVPN, Private Tunnel offers HTTP proxy, obfs proxy, and obfs proxy alternative anti-DPI protocols. Normally, obfs proxy is available on most platforms except for iOS on most VPN providers (NordVPN, VyprVPN) due to Apple’s regulations. In this case, live chat support agent Veronica informed me that Private Tunnel also has obfuscated connection option on iOS devices. And, the best part is anti-DPI protocol settings are configured in the Private Tunnel apps, so there is no need for manual configuration.
Occasionally was really slow, and some sites wouldn’t accept traffic from their POP’s. I’d say choppy/slow about 30% or so, I’d change servers and mostly worked, though I’m a latenight user myself. I bought a “no expiration” data plan when they first got started and haven’t finished using all my data.
What Does Private Tunnel Do?
Their network is relatively small but covers most popular online regions. Private Tunnel VPN has 50+ servers in 12 different countries with multiple locations throughout the United States. The network has no restrictions on P2P traffic but since they do log some connection data, may not be the best choice for torrent users.
- Their network is relatively small but covers most popular online regions.
- Private Tunnel VPN has 50+ servers in 12 different countries with multiple locations throughout the United States.
- The network has no restrictions on P2P traffic but since they do log some connection data, may not be the best choice for torrent users.
Thus, connecting through one of their VPN servers ensures that your Internet traffic is securely encrypted at airports, hotels, your favorite coffee house or cafe, or other public Wi-Fi spots. It can also help to protect your online privacy while surfing the Web from anywhere.
Reliability & Support
Only devices that support OpenVPN can connect to their network, all other protocols will fail the connection. Private Tunnel VPN is managed by the team at OpenVPN Technologies Inc. Many of you probably know that this is the company behind the de-facto standard VPN protocol, OpenVPN. As a result of this, they have a reputation as one of the most trusted companies in the Internet privacy industry. The Private Tunnel VPN infrastructure is built using their next generation OpenVPN functionality.
The service needs to be the best blend of safety, security, and support. The same creative group behind the very popular and secure OpenVPN technology.
So as you might expect Private Tunnel (previously Shield Exchange) offers OpenVPN. With VPN servers in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Switzerland and Netherlands. Members choose between a number of account options based on usage. As you can see, installing and using the Private Tunnel client for Windows is easy.
Only Handful of Servers, No Kill-Switch
If you want to connect or disconnect to a server in the current region, select the corresponding button. To change virtual locations simply choose a new region and then say “Yes” to the resultant prompt. As we noted, no Internet leaks were detected while using their VPN network, thus your online privacy is protected.
In summary, the OpenVPN protocol and algorithms implemented by the Private Tunnel VPN network ensure that all of your Internet traffic is securely encrypted. This will give you peace of mind while streaming content or accessing your online financial services from your favorite coffee shop. I was excited enough about them to refer several friends who became customers.
Testing a VPN is somewhat pointless because new servers pop up and affect speed. Your speed can also differ according to your location, so your speed test might not match ours. Having said that, we tested the speed in numerous locations to provide you with the average. Private Tunnel offers HTTP proxy, OBFS proxy, and alternative OBFS proxy. The software has still the same design that it had a couple years ago (alternative OBFS proxy is named as OBFS-hybrid proxy).
Private Tunnel is powered by OpenVPN and has an incorporated collection of foremost-power networking and software technologies. PrivateTunnel supports Mac and Windows as well as Android and iOS mobile devices. Linux users can connect to PrivateTunnel only through the command line.
At the beginning of the test, Private Tunnel had problems with connection, regardless the protocol I chose. The VPN either stuck in “connecting” or showed the message “no proxy servers available at the moment”. Once you have verified your authorization credentials, the client will open the server selection screen. Click on a city to initiate your first connection to the Private Tunnel VPN network.