ibVPN Ultimate – review (2019)

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ibVPN 2019

ibVPN is a network offering access to 172 servers in 48 countries around the world. The company’s headquarters is in Romania.

 

ibVPN – Settings

 

The number of options available in the application settings for Windows is extremely high.

ibVPN - settings 01 2019

ibVPN - settings 02 2019

ibVPN - settings 03 2019

ibVPN - ibDNS 2019

An app for the Android offers significantly less settings.

ibVPN mobile - settings 01 2019

ibVPN mobile - settings 02 2019

ibVPN offers a large number of available data transmission protocols.

ibVPN - protocols 2019

 

ibVPN – Locations

 

ibVPN now offers access to 172 servers located in 48 countries around the world. Examples of locations can be found in the following screenshots.

ibVPN - locations 2019

ibVPN mobile - locations 01 2019

ibVPN mobile - locations 02 2019

 

ibVPN – Speed Tests – PC

 

Before testing performance of paticular servers, I first check the parameters of the direct connection.

ibVPN - disconnected 01 - speed test 2019

The download speed was 58.1 Mb/s during the test, upload speed 24.6 Mb/s, ping 34 ms.

 

Germany

 

ibVPN - Germany 2019

ibVPN - Germany - speed test 2019

The download speed (43.3 Mb/s) is about 74.5% of the download speed of the direct connection (58.1 Mb/s).

The upload speed (23.9 Mb/s) amounts to 97% of the direct connection upload speed (24.6 Mb/s).

Ping increased by (71 – 34) ms = 37 ms.

 

United Kingdom

 

ibVPN - United Kingdom 2019

ibVPN - United Kingdom - speed test 2019

The speed test results are excellent again.

The download speed (37.5 Mb/s) is 64.5% of the download speed of a direct connection (58.1 Mb/s).

The upload speed (21.5 Mb/s) is 87.3% of the speed of the direct connection (24.6 Mb/s).

Ping increased by (92 – 34) ms = 58 ms.

 

United States

 

Before performing these two tests, I check the parameters of the direct connection again.

ibVPN - disconnected 02 - speed test 2019

The connection works reliably all the time.

Download is 55.8 Mb/s, upload 22.6 Mb/s, ping 40 ms.

 

New York

 

ibVPN - United States New York 2019

ibVPN - United States New York - speed test 2019

Download speed (6.8 Mb/s) is 12.2% of the download speed of a direct connection (55.8 Mb/s).

The upload speed (15.5 Mb/s) is 68.6% of the speed of the direct connection (22.6 Mb/s).

Ping extended by (144 – 40) ms = 104 ms.

 

Los Angeles

 

ibVPN - United States Los Angeles 2019

ibVPN - United States Los Angeles - speed test 2019

The download speed (8.7 Mb/s) is 15.6% of the download speed on the direct connection (55.8 Mb/s).

The upload speed (8.6 Mb/s) is 38.3% of the direct connection speed (22.6 Mb/s).

Ping increased by (234 – 40) ms = 194 ms.

The average grade from the above four tests is 3.95 for all applications and 4.75 for text, photo and video watching in SD/HD quality.

ibVPN - speed tests PC - average 2019

 

ibVPN – Speed Tests – mobile

 

Before testing, I check the parameters of the direct connection, of course.

ibVPN mobile - disconnected 01 - speed test 2019

Download speed is 48.7 Mb/s, upload speed 20.9 Mb/s, ping 34 ms.

 

Germany

 

ibVPN mobile - Germany 2019

ibVPN mobile - Germany - speed test 2019

These results are much worse than the results achieved on the Windows system.

The download speed (13.3 Mb/s) is 27.3% of the download speed on the direct connection (48.7 Mb/s).

The upload speed (15.6 Mb/s) is 74.6% of the speed of the direct connection (20.9 Mb/s).

Ping increased by (86 – 34) ms = 52 ms.

 

United Kingdom

 

ibVPN mobile - United Kingdom 2019

ibVPN mobile - United Kingdom - speed test 2019

The download speed (8.8 Mb/s) is 18.2% of the download speed of a direct connection (48.7 Mb/s).

The upload speed (15.6 Mb/s) is 74.6% of the speed of the direct connection (20.9 Mb/s).

Ping extended by (114 – 34) ms = 80 ms.

 

United States

 

Before performing these tests, I check the parameters of the direct connection again.

ibVPN mobile - disconnected 02 - speed test 2019

Download speed is 52.6 Mb/s, upload speed 25.9 Mb/s, ping 29 ms.

 

New York

 

ibVPN mobile - United States New York 2019

ibVPN mobile - United States New York - speed test 2019

The download speed (8.1 Mbps) is 15.5% of the direct download speed (52.6 Mbps).

The upload speed (0.98 Mb/s) is 3.7% of the direct connection upload speed (25.9 Mb/s).

Ping increased by (271 – 29) ms = 242 ms.

 

Los Angeles

 

ibVPN mobile - United States Los Angeles 2019

ibVPN mobile - United States Los Angeles - speed test 2019

The download speed (8.2 Mbps) is 15.6% of the download speed of a direct connection (52.6 Mbps).

The upload speed (0.64 Mb/s) is only 2.4% of the speed of the direct connection (25.9 Mb/s).

Ping increased by (400 – 29) ms = 371 ms.

The average grade from four tests on Android is 3.85 for all applications and 5.00 for viewing text, photos and watching SD/HD videos.

ibVPN - speed tests mobile - average 2019

 

Additional Information

 

ibVPN (for reasons that are completely unknown to me), each time you connect, displays a system message asking you to choose the type of network.

ibVPN - United States Los Angeles - network type 2019

This is the only network with which I have this type of problem and, unfortunately, it is quite an irritating issue in the long run.

In addition, the connection often disconnects at a random moment. It usually occurs in just a few minutes after it is established…

 

ibVPN – Pros & Cons

 

Pros:

– DoubleVPN, TORoverVPN and P2P servers;

– “Fastest Server” option plus the load of each server;

– very high transmission speed on Windows systems;

– application available for many different platforms;

– availability of OpenVPN (TCP/UDP) and IKEv2 protocols;

– 5 simultaneous connections;

– very good price.

Cons:

– displaying messages asking about the type of network every time I establish connection;

– frequent disconnecting at random moments.

ibVPN Ultimate – review (2019)
5 (100%) 3 votes