IVPN Review 2022

VPN creates virtual space for networking. It allows you to use the Internet anonymously and securely, wherever you are. A VPN protects through a tunnel encryption system that connects your computer to the Internet, Wi-Fi hotspots, and other networks. The essence of the VPN is to encrypt your Internet connection and replace the IP address (which identifies the device) with another.

Here we present the review on IVPN and answer the following questions:

  • How quick is this VPN download and upload speed?
  • How well does it work on Netflix?
  • How good is it for torrenting?
  • Are there differences in these options for different regions?

Our key finding about IVPN

🌍Country of IncorporationGibraltar
🖥️Number of Countries31
🖥️Number of Server Location44
🖥️Number of Servers77
💰Price$ 6 per month
⤵️Download Speedavg. 17.32 Mbps
⤴️Upload Speedavg. 32.77 Mbps
🔒Dedicated IPYes
📱 Multiple Devices7
📺NetflixYes
📥TorrentingYes
💻Operation SystemiOS, Android, Windows, macOS, Linux
🌐Browser extensionChrome
🇨🇳 Does it work in ChinaYes
🆓Free TrialYes, full refund within 30 days
👩‍💼Live Chat Supporte-mail

Servers and locations

IVPN does not track personal information, nor does it record online activity, as confirmed by the IVPN security team and user feedback. This VPN software has the ability to automatically block any known privacy leaks, including newly discovered IPs, DNS, and connection leaks.

There are only 77 servers in 44 cities in 31 countries.

Header LabelIVPNIndustry average
Number of Countries3160
Number of Server Locations44120
Number of Servers771000

This number is only 7.5% of the industry average and potentially this VPN provides low services juxtaposed with the average industry VPNs.

Speed tests

After all, Internet traffic is redirected through the VPN server – in fact, this is an additional “stop”. Does this VPN slow down your internet speed, and if so, by how much?

We managed to get data for only 29 from 226 countries: 3 from the Americas (Canada, USA, Brazil), 22 from Europe, and 4 from the Asia Pacific (Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore). We observed essential differences in data for the Americas and the Asia Pacific.

Download speed

Here we provide data on 29 countries from 226. The test results of downloads are presented below.

Header LabelAmericasEuropeAsia Pacific
Number of tested countries3224
Number of countries without test data4432121
Average Download speed7.08 Mbps17.93 Mbps21 Mbps
Min Download speed0.6 Mbps (Canada)0.64 (Hungary)108.13 Mbps
(Switzerland)
Max Download speed11.26 Mbps
(USA)
110 Mbps
(France)
71.84 Mbps (Kyrgyzstan)
No VPN116 Mbps116 Mbps116 Mbps

The average download speeds were close for the Americas and Europe only and differed for the Asia Pacific. They were 7.08 Mbps for the Americas and 17.93 Mbps for Europe, and 21 Mbps for the Asia Pacific.

The minimal values were close for all regions. They were 0.6 Mbps (Canada) for the Americas, 0.64 Mbps (Hungary) for Europe, and 0.8 Mbps (Australia) for the Asia Pacific.

Contrary to this, the maximal speeds differ a lot. They were 11.26 Mbps (USA) for the Americas, 108.13 Mbps (Switzerland) for Europe, and 79.59 Mbps (Hong Kong) for the Asia Pacific.

IVPN Download speed compares to no VPN (for regions)*

Header LabelIVPNNo VPN avgDifference
Quickest108.13 Mbps116 Mbps1.07 times less
Slowest0.6 Mbps116 Mbps193.33 times less
Average (all countries)17.23 Mbps116 Mbps6.73 times less

*Note: We’ve tested, reviewed, and ranked dozens of top VPNs and selected the top ten that are worth your money. To do this, we carefully studied their features, market reputation, feedback, and prices.

Upload speed

Here we provide data on 29 countries from 226. The test results of downloads are presented below.

Header LabelAmericasEuropeAsia Pacific
Number of tested countries3224
Number of countries without test data4432121
AverageUpload speed23.45 Mbps22.21 Mbps25.28 Mbps
Min Upload speed17.68 Mbps (USA)5.64 (Hungary)7.36 Mbps
(Australia)
Max Upload speed32.38 Mbps
(Canada)
32.63 Mbps
(Spain)
32.31 Mbps (Singapore)
No VPN34.05 Mbps34.05 Mbps34.05 Mbps

The average upload speeds were close. They were 23.45 Mbps for the Americas and 25.28 Mbps for the Asia Pacific, and 22.21 Mbps for Europe.

The minimal values were close for the Asia Pacific and Europe. They were 7.36 Mbps (Australia) for the Asia Pacific, 5.64 Mbps (Hungary) for Europe, and 17.68 Mbps (USA) for the Americas.

But the maximal speeds differ a lot. They were 32.38 Mbps (Canada) for the Americas, 32.63 Mbps (Spain) for Europe, and 32.31 Mbps (Singapore) for the Asia Pacific.

IVPN Upload speed compares to no VPN (for regions)*

Header LabelIVPNNo VPN avgDifference
Quickest32.63 Mbps34.05 Mbps1.04 times more
Slowest5.64 Mbps34.05 Mbps6.04 times less
Average (all countries)32.77 Mbps34.05 Mbps1.04 times more

*Note: We’ve tested, reviewed, and ranked dozens of top VPNs and selected the top ten that are worth your money. To do this, we carefully studied their features, market reputation, feedback, and prices.

Ping out test

Originally, the word “ping” referred to the sound of an impulse emitted by a sonar. In computer slang, this is a check of the quality of the connection in networks.

The word ping also refers to the time taken to transfer a small packet of data from the user to the server and from the server back to the user.

Most often used to determine the availability of a site, a server on the Internet. By the time of the ping, you can determine how “responsive” the connection to this server will be.

IVPN ping speed, ms

Header LabelAmericasEuropeAsia Pacific
Quickest232 (USA)184 (Italy)23 (Hong Kong)
Slowest357 (Brazil)181 (Sweden)249 (Norway)
Average277217.9579
No VPN connection151515

IVPN ping speed compared to other VPNs

Header labelCountryPing
QuickestHong Kong23 ms
SlowestBrazil357 ms
OverallAll countries204.9 ms
No VPN connectionAll countries20

IVPN ping speed compared to the industry average

Header LabelIVPNOther VPN avgDifference
Quickest23 (Hong Kong)65.83 ms2.86 times less
Slowest357 (Brazil)65.83 ms5.42 times more
Overall204.965.83 ms3.11 times more

IVPN is an outsider because the average ping exceeds the other VPNs 3.3 times.

DNS Leak Test

DNS leaks are among the most common VPN leaks. In the event of a DNS leak, your primary connection goes through the VPN, as it should, but your DNS still goes to your ISP’s servers. Because your DNS shows where you are going and where you are, DNS leaks effectively render your VPN useless.

No VPN connectedVPN connected DNS leak test
172.217.43.203
(Taipei, Taiwan)
104.129.24.148
(Atlanta, United States)
Good
74.125.179.129
(Taipei, Taiwan)
74.125.179.132
(Hong Kong)

74.125.186.201
(Hong Kong)

74.125.41.69
(Taipei, Taiwan)


Our DNS leak test was successful with this VPN. NO DNS leaks were detected.

Streaming

We tested IVPN VPN for streaming unblocking. We choose some countries from every region (the USA, UK, Japan, and South Korea) to test. Unfortunately, this VPN did not operate in these countries.

Netflix

Header labelIVPN – LibraryIVPN – Streaming bufferIVPN – Streaming quality
Americas
United StatesYES25720 P
Europe
United KingdomNO
Asia Pacific
JapanNO
South KoreaNO

Torrenting

Of course, the use of torrents greatly simplifies the process of obtaining the necessary information and makes it very convenient. There is only one big BUT – safety. After all, by downloading files directly from different sources, you not only run the risk of “picking up” a virus but also tell everyone your IP address. Here VPN also is necessary for the basic exception of such situations.

BitTorrent

We tested a file of 3.5 GB. The table below shows the number of seeders, speed, and time.

BitTorrent with IVPN

Header LabelFile sizeSeedersDownload SpeedTime
IVPN3.5 GB0.355136.3 kBps8 h 25 mi
Other VPNs1.85 GB0.8782.1 Mbps11 min

We observed that the download speed was app. 2 times less than the industry average. It took 8 h 25 min via app.22 min ( 22.3 times more) to download this file.uTorrent with this VPN.

uTorrent with IVPN

We tested a file of 3.5 GB. The table below shows the number of seeders, speed, and time.

Header LabelFile sizeSeedersDownload SpeedTime
IVPN3.5 GB0.406477.9 kBps2 h 49 min
Other VPNs1.85 GB0.2192.1 Mbps22 min

We observed that the download speed was app. 2 times less than the industry average. It took 1 h 30 min via app.44 min (3.85 times more) to download this file.uTorrent with this VPN.

Routers

The best routers for HMA are listed below:

  • DD-WRT;
  • pfSense;
  • Tomato;
  • Asuswrt-Merlin;
  • OPNsense.

Browser extension

IVPN provides browser extensions for Chrome.

Devices and Operating Systems

IVPN makes its VPN app available on these devices and operating systems including

  • PC & Windows (8/10/11);
  • MacBook (10.14+);
  • iPhone & iPad (12.0+);
  • Android (5.0+);
  • Linux (3.10+).

TV

IVPN is compatible with Fire TV and Android TV.

Price

There are 2 main subscription plans:

  • Standard (all protocols, 2 devices, Anti-tracker, 7 days free): 1 week – $ 2; 1 Month- $6; 1 Year- $60; 2 Years- $100; 3 Years- $140;
  • PRO ( all protocols, 7 devices, Anti-tracker, Port forwarding, Multi-hop): 1 week – $4, 1 Month- $10, 1 Year- $100, 2 Years- $160, 3 Years- $220.
PlanIVPNIndustry AvgDifference
1 month$6.00$9.00-33%
12 months$ 5.00$8.00-40%
5

The monthly price is less than the industry avg of app.40%.

Discount

There are discounts for each plan. But here we spent information including discounts.

Free Trial

There is no free trial at this time. But it offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Customer support

Unfortunately, we did not manage to obtain data on customer support.

Customer support

This VPN provides e-mail customer support only.

Header labelIVPNIndustry AVGDifference
Connect to an agencye-mail10 second
Reply speede-mail15 second
Quality of the answerGoodGreat

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