Alex (Shurf) Frenkel
(Ex-Hacker and Technical Researcher)
Based out of Switzerland, SwissVPN provides reliable and speedy connections along with the number of VPN protocols and strong security that ensures data remains safe. In addition, users can be sure they are surfing safe, securely, and without prying eyes. The service can be used on devices that run on a wide variety of operating systems, so it should be no problem using it on most desktop and laptop computers as well as tablets and smartphones.
SwissVPN is a VPN provider, part of Mozoon Networks AG, a fast and reliable Swiss Internet Service Provider. With SwissVPN, users can surf the web using servers located in Switzerland, as if they were located in Switzerland. The service provides an encrypted VPN tunnel to a computer center in Zurich. It is from this center that the users will be given access to the internet. This means that users will have a Swiss public IP address, which guarantees a secure, private and anonymous internet connection, as Switzerland as relatively lax internet policies.
SwissVPN uses OpenVPN, PPTP, SSTP and L2TP/IPSec, with 128-bit and 168-bit encryption. SwissVPN also offers extra protection with its firewall option. Although the IP address provided by default is a public IP address, for an extra charge, users can also be provided with a static Swiss IP address. No traffic limits are imposed by the service.
SwissVPN can be set up and configured very quickly and easily. It provides very good connection speeds, 2GBps. The connections are also very stable and reliable. It can be used on devices supporting Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android, Linux, and even DD-WRT routers. This means it can be used on most desktop and laptop computers, as well as most smartphones and tablets, including iPhones and iPads. With the DD-WRT router, users can also use on games consoles, such as PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 or Xbox.
SwissVPN is a very affordable VPN provider, and users can buy a subscription for any period of time between 1 month and 1 year. Swiss VPN offers a free trial account, which allows you to try out the service before you actually buy a subscription. SwissVPN provides email based customer support, as well as detailed setup instructions for a wide range of operating systems, devices and protocols.
|Number of countries with servers||1|
|Does VPN keep logs?||Partially|
|Does VPN include a kill switch?||No|
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This guide is to setup an OpenVPN connection, to setup other connection types, check out this link: http://www.swissvpn.net/index.php?cot=faq&lang=en
1. Download the program from here
2. Progress through the Set-up Wizard (if this does not begin automatically then double-click the downloaded file), keeping the default settings
3. When asked if you want to install "TAP-Win32 Adapter V9" click "Install"
4. Restart your computer in order for the installation to complete
5. Download the configuration file and CA certificate from the website and save them in the config folder in the OpenVPN folder.
6. Find and open the program you have installed, and click on connect
7. log in with your supplied credentials.
8. You"re online and connected through the VPN.
SwissVPN offers subscriptions lasting for between 1 and 12 months. They offer a free trial so you can try the service before paying out.
SwissVPN, offers only an email-based support system, which is a bit disappointing, but bear in mind that this is a small operation, with offices and servers only in Switzerland. As such downtime to their Swiss servers is very rare, but they may only get back to you with answers to your questions within a day.
- Dynamic addresses in Switzerland
- Highly specialized, only looking after 1 datacenter
- Torrenting permitted
- Free trial
- Lower than average encryption
- Get started with SwissVPN now