KeepSolid VPN Review 2022

Want to know how fast KeepSolid VPN is? What features it provides? How secure it can be? How many servers does it have and where are they distributed? How efficient is it with torrenting?

We asked all these questions and more, and will attempt to answer them through this review.

Therefore, we tested this VPN to determine performance capabilities for the average user. We looked at factors like speed (download, upload, and ping), ease of use, customer support, value for money and discounts, etc.

Our Key Findings of KeepSolid VPN

🌍Country of RegistrationUSA
🖥️Number of Countries80+
🖥️Number of Server Location
🖥️Number of Servers500+
💰Price$9.99 per month
⤵️Download SpeedAvg. 15.2 Mbps
⤴️Upload SpeedAvg. 5.51 Mbps
Dedicated IPYes
📱Multiple Devices5
📺NetflixOnly Netflix US
📥TorrentingYes
💻Operation SystemiOS, Android, Windows, Linux, MacOS, and Chromebook
🌐Browser ExtensionChrome, Edge, Safari, Opera and Mozilla
Does it Work in ChinaYes
🆓Free TrialYes, 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
👩‍💼Live Chat Support24/7 support

Servers and Locations

KeepSolid VPN Unlimited servers are located in more than 80 countries. So, you can easily connect to any of the servers and enjoy an uninterrupted browsing experience. The streaming servers are specifically designed to unblock popular streaming sites like Netflix, Hulu, BBC iPlayer, Amazon Prime Video, and more. You can also use these servers to bypass Geo-restrictions and access your favorite content from anywhere in the world. It consists of over 500 servers in more than 80 countries, all of which enhances speed.

 KeepSolidVPNIndustry Average
Number of Countries80+60
Number of Server Locations120
Number of Servers500+1000

Speed Test

Given that the number of servers are not very high, lower than the industry average, KeepSolid VPN Unlimited provides a compatible speed, however it is not extremely efficient compared to other service providers. In terms of downloading and uploading, speeds are relatively lower than many VPNs, however, when it comes to ping, the speed is more similar to other VPN providers, being occasionally higher or lower depending on the country. Even these ping speed fluctuations are within reasonable limits.

KeepSolid VPN Unlimited speed is average, but it’s still fast enough for most tasks. We studied download, upload and ping speeds for 58 countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Africa. Upload and download speeds were measured in Mbps., while ping speed was measured in milliseconds (ms). Moreover, we measured our internet speed without the VPN to compare it to test data.

Download Speed

Out of the 58 countries, we tested 6 countries in the Americas, 37 in Europe, and 15 in Asia Pacific and Africa as shown in the table below.

KeepSolid VPN Regional Comparison of Download Speed

Header LabelAmericasEuropeAsia Pacific and Africa
Number of Tested Countries63715
Average Download Speed17.5 Mbps10.52 Mbps17.59 Mbps
Lowest Download Speed0.76 Mbps (Argentina)0.81 Mbps (Serbia)0.41 Mbps (Russia)
Highest Download Speed79.06 Mbps (Mexico)65.26 Mbps (Portugal)70.89 Mbps (Malaysia)
No VPN164.22 Mbps164.22 Mbps164.22 Mbps

The average download speed for Asia Pacific and Africa was slightly higher than the Americas, both however were much lower than the download speed when no VPN is connected. For instance, Asia Pacific and Africa recorded 17.59 Mbps, while the Americas recorded 17.5 Mbps. Europe on the other hand was way below average and speed without VPN connection, it was 10.52 Mbps.

KeepSolid VPN Download Speed

Header LabelCountryDownload
FastestMexico79.06 Mbps
SlowestRussia0.41 Mbps
OverallAll Tested Countries15.21 Mbps
No VPN Connected164.22 Mbps

The lowest recorded speed for downloading with KeepSolid VPN Unlimited was 0.41 Mbps in Russia, an extremely low speed and insufficient for most regular users. The highest download speed was much better compared to the lowest speed as well as the overall average, yet still lower than download speed without a VPN, it was recorded in Mexico with 79.06 Mbps.

Upload Speed

Upload speed is usually slower than download speed, so we tested upload speeds for the same number of countries, with the same number of test distribution as with download speed, and conducted tests without VPN usage. It is also measured in Mbps.

KeepSolid VPN Regional Comparison of Upload Speed

Header LabelAmericasEuropeAsia Pacific and Africa
Number of Tested Countries63715
Average Upload Speed23.02 Mbps25.41 Mbps11.83 Mbps
Lowest Upload Speed0.81 Mbps (Argentina)0.45 Mbps (France)0.01 Mbps (Thailand)
Highest Upload Speed38.94 Mbps (Canada)39.77 Mbps (Italy)38.32 Mbps (Japan)
No VPN41.56 Mbps41.56 Mbps41.56 Mbps

The average upload speed for Asia Pacific and Africa was the slowest, it was 11.83 Mbps only, which is about one third of the no VPN speed. For the Americas, upload speed average was 23.02 Mbps, about half of the speed without a VPN connection, and for Europe it was 25.41 Mbps, counting as the fastest, yet relatively lower than other VPN service providers. Moreover, the highest upload speeds for the Americas and Europe are comparatively very close to each other.

KeepSolid VPN Upload Speed

Header LabelCountryUpload
FastestItaly39.77 Mbps
SlowestThailand0.01 Mbps
OverallAll Tested Countries5.51 Mbps
No VPN Connected41.56 Mbps

The fastest upload speed among all countries was 39.77 Mbps in Italy, a bit lower than no VPN usage. The average upload speed as a result of all our upload tests throughout the globe was 5.51 Mbps, which is much slower than when no VPN is connected, as is the slowest country speed, which is 0.01 Mbps in Thailand.

Ping

When you’re playing video games, especially online, ping is a very important number. It’s a measure of how fast your computer is sending data to the game server, and how fast the server is sending data back to you. The lower your ping is, the better. A high ping can cause lag, which makes the game harder to play.

There are a few things you can do to try and lower your ping. One is to move closer to the game server. If you’re playing a game that’s based in North America, try connecting to a server on the West Coast. The closer you are to the server, the better your connection will be. It is measured in milliseconds (ms).

KeepSolid VPN Regional Comparison of Ping Speed

Header LabelAmericasEuropeAsia Pacific and Africa
Number of Tested Countries63715
Average Ping Speed312.16 ms220.48 ms166.78 ms
Fastest Ping Speed237 ms (Canada)194 ms (Belarus)24 ms (Hong Kong)
Slowest Ping Speed390 ms (Brazil)248 ms (Lithuania & Cyprus)605 ms (South Africa)
No VPN20 ms20 ms20 ms

The average ping speed for the Americas was 312.16 ms, the slowest average regional speed. For Europe it was 220.48 Mbps, and for Asia Pacific and Africa it was 166.78 ms, being the fastest average speed. The results are highly deviant from the no VPN usage result, which is as high as 20 ms.

KeepSolid VPN Ping Speed

Header LabelCountryPing
FastestHong Kong24 ms
SlowestSouth Africa605 ms
OverallAll Tested Countries233.14 ms
No VPN Connected20 ms

The best ping speed among all countries was 24 ms in Hong Kong, slightly slower than no VPN usage, which is very good. The average ping speed as a result of all our ping tests all over the world was as slow as 233.14 ms, a much slower speed than when no VPN is connected, yet much sharper than the slowest ping speed of 605 ms, in South Africa.

DNS

DNS is what converts a website’s name (like www.example.com) into its IP address (like 192.168.1.1). Some DNS servers are faster than others. You can find out what DNS server you’re using and switch to a different one.

We carried out a DNS leak test on KeepSolid VPN. The results showed that there was no leakage of DNS data. This is great news, as it means that your data will be kept safe and confidential at all times. Additionally, the VPN connection was extremely stable and reliable, meaning that you can rely on it to keep you connected and protected whenever you need it. KeepSolid VPN Unlimited has a strong focus on security and privacy, with robust encryption that will keep your data safe. Additionally, it offers a number of other features such as a kill switch and DNS leak protection.

No VPN ConnectedVPN Connected (KeepSolidVPN)DNS Leak Test
172.253.237.3
(Central, Hong Kong)
23.83.37.213
(United States)
Good
172.253.237.5
(Central, Hong Kong)
172.253.4.2
(Hong Kong)
172.253.5.5
(Hong Kong)
74.125.41.4
(Taipei, Taiwan)
74.125.41.5
(Taipei, Taiwan)

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

Streaming

One of the great things about KeepSolid VPN is that it allows you to stream content from all over the world without any restrictions. Whether you want to watch your favourite TV show, movie or sports event, you can do so with ease. Simply connect to one of the servers located in the country of your choice and you’re good to go. This is a great option for those who love to watch TV and movies online, as it allows you to unblock all of the content that is usually restricted in your location.

It has a variety of streaming platforms including US Netflix, HBO Now, Max, and Go, US Hulu, ESPN+ sports, US CBS, RaiPlay, Amazon Prime, BBC iPlayer, Disney+, Sony Crackle, and more.

Netflix

Given that streaming is key for many users, KeepSolid VPN Unlimited is a strong player in the industry, as it is compatible with different platforms. We tested this VPN for Netflix streaming in the United States, United Kingdom, Japan and South Korea, however, it only works in the U.S., with 720P streaming quality, and a streaming buffer of 43 seconds. In the table below, we present our results after testing Netflix streaming on Library, Streaming Buffer, and Streaming Quality.

Netflix Streaming in Different Regions

Header LabelKeepSolidVPN – LibraryKeepSolidVPN – Streaming BufferKeepSolidVPN – Streaming Quality
Americas
United StatesYes43720p
Europe
United KingdomNo
Asia Pacific
JapanNo
South KoreaNo

We successfully unblocked the U.S. library, while the UK, South Korea, and Japan were blocked.

Torrenting

Torrenting is a great way to share files with others, but it can also be used for downloading copyrighted material without permission. While there are many legitimate reasons to use torrents, it’s important to be aware of the risks involved. If you’re caught torrenting illegally, you could face fines or even imprisonment. However, if you use a VPN to protect your identity and keep your data safe, you can avoid these risks. KeepSolid VPN is perfect for torrenting, as it provides high-level security and privacy protection. To make your torrenting completely anonymous, they implemented the most secure KeepSolid Wise protocol and AES-256 encryption method.

KeepSolid VPN is supported by all major operating systems, including iOS, Android, Windows, Linux, MacOS, and Chromebook.

Torrenting – BitTorrent

We used BitTorrent to download certain content in effort to test the KeepSolid VPN torrenting performance. The file size was 3.5 GB, which had a download speed of 485.8 kb/s with 0.653 seeders. Thus, the download time was 2h 45m, which is pretty disappointing given that the industry average time is only 11 minutes. This data is demonstrated in the table below.

KeepSolid VPN BitTorrent Test in Comparison with Other VPNs 

Header LabelFile SizeSeedersDownload SpeedTime
KeepSolidVPN3.5 GB0.653485.8 kB/s2h 45m
Other VPNs1.85 GB0.8782.1 Mbps11 min

Torrenting – uTorrent

This test was performed under the same conditions, using the same file size to determine KeepSolid VPN performance. The downloaded file size was again 3.5 GB, with 0.638 seeders recorded. The download speed was 166.8 kB/s, completed within 7h and 8m. This result was even more disappointing, given the industry average of 22min.

KeepSolid VPN uTorrent Test in Comparison with Other VPNs 

Header LabelFile SizeSeedersDownload SpeedTime
KeepSolidVPN3.5 GB0.638166.8 kB/s7h 8m
Other VPNs1.85 GB0.2192.1 Mbps22 min

Router

VPN Unlimited is compatible with many different routers. You can check the router compatibility list on their website. If your router is not listed, don’t worry! VPN Unlimited will help you set up the VPN connection manually. It is a great choice for people who want to protect their privacy and keep their data safe. The service has a strict no-logs policy, which means that your data will never be stored or monitored. VPN Unlimited is also a great choice for streaming content, given their servers in over 80 countries, which means that you can unblock any website or streaming service, which will only be easier with VPN for WiFi routers.

Based on the VPN provider’s official site, the supported routers for KeepSolid VPN are:

  • Asus RT-N16 (Tomato firmware)
  • Asus RT-N66U (Tomato 1.28 by Shibby)
  • Asus (Asuswrt-Merlin)
  • DD-WRT
  • GLiNet Router
  • OpenWrt
  • Xiaomi Mi Router 3
  • pfSense
  • TP-Link
  • Padavan
  • MikroTik

KeepSolid VPN Router App

When you get a VPN router, you are getting a number of benefits. First, all of your devices will be protected by the VPN. Second, you will not have to install any software on your devices, while using an unlimited number of devices. Third, you will have access to all of the features and servers that are available through the VPN service. Finally, you will be able to unblock almost any website or streaming service that is blocked in your area. In addition, the router has a built-in firewall that will help protect your devices from online threats.

Router Manually Setup for KeepSolid VPN

The process of setting-up VPN on a router will differ depending on the model of your WiFi router. The official site provides detailed, model-specific guides. However, we will list the necessary steps for setting up VPN Unlimited on a WiFi router:

1. Go to User Office

2. Press Manage on the VPN panel

3. Generate router configurations

4. Go to the router settings of your WiFi

5. Enter VPN Unlimited configurations in the router settings

6. Restart the router

Browser Extension

Chrome, Edge, Safari, Opera and Mozilla are the browser extension of KeepSolid VPN Unlimited.

Devices and Operating Systems

Depending on your subscription plan, you can simultaneously connect to a certain number of devices. For instance, users are allowed to connect with their Personal Server or Personal IP on up to 5/10 devices, and the number of devices increases with more purchasing extra slots.

KeepSolid VPN provides access to its VPN app in the following devices and operating systems: iOS, Android, Windows, Linux, and MacOS

TV

KeepSolid VPN Unlimited is compatible with many different Smart TVs, as listed below:

Samsung Smart TVs
LG Smart TVs
Sony Smart TVs
VIZIO Smart TVs
Panasonic Smart TVs
Avision Smart TVs
Coby Smart TVs
Xenon Smart TVs
TCL Smart TVs
Hisense Smart TVs
RCA Smart TVs
Philips Smart TVs
Prestiz Smart TVs
Toshiba Smart TVs
Hanabishi Smart TVs
Xiaomi Smart TVs
Sharp Smart TVs
DeVant Smart TVs
Skyworth Smart TVs
Hisense Smart TVs
Sanyo Smart TVs
Xtreme Smart TVs
JVC Smart TVs

VPN Unlimited is also compatible with Apple TV. Another option would be to install your VPN on a supported router, which will allow for VPN connection sharing to devices connected to the router, including your Smart TV. In the absence of a supported router, a virtual router can be a good substitute.

China

The Chinese government sets various technical limitations to avoid VPN usage, however, KeepSolid VPN provides 6 regions for users based in China: USA, United Kingdom, Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong, and India. It is also recommended by the service provider, that users in China access the special KeepSolid Wise protocol, which is available for iOS 11 or later, Android, Windows, macOS, and Linux devices. To enable this feature, follow the steps below:

  • Go to Account
  • Then Network Settings (for desktop computers)
  • Or go to Protocols (for mobile devices)

Price

One of the things that sets KeepSolid apart from other VPN services is its price. It is one of the most affordable VPNs on the market and its features make it a great value for the money.

One-month plan – $9.99 per month (Billed monthly, 30-day money-back guarantee)

One-year plan – $5.00 per month ($59.99 billed monthly, 30-day money-back guarantee)

Three-year plan – $99.99 (Billed once, 30-day money-back guarantee)

Lifetime plan – $199.99 (Billed once, 30-day money-back guarantee)

Discount

There are no specific discounts offered, however, the three year and lifetime plans can help users save a lot of money.  

Free Trial

Personal Server and Personal IP don’t include a free trial. However, KeepSolid VPN Unlimited offers a 30-day money-back guarantee on all its plans, allowing users to access all different features and then request a refund if required.

Customer Service

KeepSolid VPN claims to provide a 24/7 online customer support service. However, when we tried to contact customer support, the link failed, leading us to conclude that customer service was extremely insufficient.

Header LabelKeepSolidVPNIndustry AVG Difference
Connect to an AgencyLink failed10 seconds25% less
Reply SpeedLink failed15 seconds87.5% less
Quality of the AnswerBadGreat

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