TorGuard Review 2022

Any person who thinks about anonymity on the Internet knows a great way to hide your IP address on the Internet – a VPN service.

Here we present the review on TorGuard VPN 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 TorGuard

🌍Country of IncorporationUSA
🖥️Number of Countries50
🖥️Number of Server Location63
🖥️Number of Servers3000
💰PriceUSD 9.99
⤵️Download Speedavg. 10.76 Mbps
⤴️Upload Speedavg. 13.64 Mbps
🔒Dedicated IPYes
📱 Multiple Devices10
📺NetflixNo
📥TorrentingYes
💻Operation SystemAndroid, iOS, OSx, Linux, Win
🌐Browser extensionChrome
🇨🇳 Does it work in ChinaNo
🆓Free TrialYes, 30 days of money back
👩‍💼Live Chat Support

Servers and Locations

There are 3000 servers located in 50 countries. This number of countries I 17% less than the industry average. But the number of servers is 3 times more than the industry average.

Header LabelTorGuardIndustry average
Number of Countries5060
Number of Server Locations63120
Number of Servers30001000

Therefore, we assume that this high number of servers will provide high upload and download speeds.

Speed tests

As a rule, a VPN slows down your Internet connection. This is because a VPN works by encrypting your traffic and routing it through a secure server located in another region.

Download speed

We tested 226 countries worldwide (5 (10.6%) from 47 for the Americas, 28 (51.8%) for Europe, and 14 (11.2%) from the Asia Pacific). Totally, we tested 47 (20.6%)) countries from 226. The test results of downloads are presented below.

Header LabelAmericasEuropeAsia Pacific
Number of tested countries513 (+1fail)13 (+4 fail)
Number of countries without test data4241108
Average Download speed10.986 Mbps9.8 Mbps13.249 Mbps
Min Download speed0.62 Mbps (Brazil)0.08 Mbps
(Serbia)
0.38 Mbps
(Singapore)
Max Download speed10.1 Mbps
(USA)
118.88 Mbps
(Finland)
91.93 Mbps (Hong Kong)
No VPN168.94 Mbps168.94 Mbps168.94 Mbps

Tests showed the following.

  • data were scattered a lot for all regions (we used the min/max format to present them). They were 0.62 Mbps (Brazil)/10.1 Mbps (USA) for the Americas, 0.08 Mbps (Serbia)/118.88Mbps (Finland) for Europe, and 0.38 Mbps (Singapore) / 91.93 Mbps (Hong Kong) for the Asia Pacific;
  • the average speeds were close: 10.986 Mbps for the Americas, 9.8 Mbps for Europe, and 13.249 Mbps for the Asia Pacific. It did not contradict the average speed for all countries of 10.76 Mbps, but differed at lot the no VPN speed of 168.94 Mbps.

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

Header LabelTorGuardNo VPN avgDifference
Quickest118.88 Mbps168.94 Mbps1.42 times less
Slowest0.08 Mbps168.94 Mbps21175.5 times less
Average (all countries)10.76 Mbps168.94 Mbps15.7 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

We tested 226 countries worldwide (5 (10.6%) from 47 for the Americas, 28 (51.8%) for Europe, and 14 (11.2%) from the Asia Pacific). Totally, we tested 47 (20.6%)) countries from 226. The test results of downloads are presented below.

Header LabelAmericasEuropeAsia Pacific
Number of tested countries513 (+1fail)13 (+4 fail)
Number of countries without test data4241108
Average Upload speed10.986 Mbps9.8 Mbps13.249 Mbps
Min Upload speed9.2 Mbps (USA)0.09 Mbps
(Serbia)
0.0 Mbps
(Singapore)
Max Upload speed22.05 Mbps
(Canada)
22.54 Mbps
(Italy)
21.37 Mbps (Australia)
No VPN23.1 Mbps23.1 Mbps23.1 Mbps

Tests showed the following.

  • data were scattered a lot for all regions (we used the min/max format to present them). They were 9.2 Mbps (USA)/22.05 Mbps (Canada) for the Americas, 0.09 Mbps (Serbia)/22.54 Mbps (Italy) for Europe, and 0 Mbps (Singapore) / 21.37 Mbps (Australia) for the Asia Pacific;
  • the average speeds were close: 15.49 Mbps for the Americas, 12.75 Mbps for Europe, and 15.135 Mbps for the Asia Pacific. It did not contradict the average speed for all countries of 13.64 Mbps but was 1.7 times less than no VPN speed of 23.1 Mbps.

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

Header LabelTorGuardNo VPN avgDifference
Quickest22.02 Mbps168.94 Mbps1.42 times less
Slowest0 Mbps168.94 Mbps
Average (all countries)13.64 Mbps168.94 Mbps15.7 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.

Ping out test

A ping is a time it takes to send a “piece” of data from your computer to another and get a response from it.

Ping is a variable in real-time, and besides, it will be different for different servers. Those. ping to one server can be 100 ms and to another 500 ms.

TorGuard ping speed, ms

Header LabelAmericasEuropeAsia Pacific
Quickest230 ms (Canada)182 ms (Italy)24 ms (Hong Kong)
Slowest346 ms (Brazil)492 ms (Portugal)232 ms (Israel)
Average293.2 ms236.1 ms228.83 ms
No VPN connection222222

TorGuard ping speed compared to other VPNs

Header labelCountryPing
QuickestHong Kong24 ms
SlowestPortugal467 ms
OverallAll countries228.83 ms
No VPN connectionAll countries22

TorGuard ping speed compared to the industry average

Header LabelTorGuardOther VPN avgDifference
Quickest24 (Hong Kong)65.83 ms2.7 times less
Slowest492 ms (Portugal)65.83 ms7.47 times more
Overall228.83 ms65.83 ms3.47 times more

Despite the fact, that there were pings less than the NoVPN ping (i.e, Hong Kong), this VPN averagely shows a ping exceeding the other VPNs 3.47 times.

DNS Leak Test

DNS security is essential to overall Internet security. A DNS leak occurs when your system, even after connecting to a VPN or Tor server, continues to query the provider’s DNS servers to resolve domain names. Every time you visit a new website, connect to a new server, or start some network application, your system uses the DNS provider to resolve the name to IP. As a result, your ISP or anyone who is on the “last mile”, that is, between you and the ISP, can get all the hostnames that you access

No VPN connectedVPN connected DNS leak test
172.253.4.5
(Hong Kong)
172.70.109.84
(Newark, United States)
Good
172.253.5.2
(Hong Kong)
172.70.109.85
(Newark, United States)
Good
172.253.5.4
(Hong Kong)

172.253.6.2
(Hong Kong)

172.253.6.5
(Hong Kong)

74.125.41.69
(Hong Kong)

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

Streaming

When you find the right channel or streaming service, you should find out if any geographic restrictions apply to the event. The best way to bypass the various restrictions would be a VPN. And here we present our test results on how ToкGuard unblock streaming platforms (Netflix).

Netflix

We provided tests for the USA, UK, Japan, and South Korea to represent the Americas, Europe, the Asia Pacific. But unfortunately, this VPN did not unblock streaming in these countries.

Header labelTorGuard – LibraryTorGuard – Streaming buffer TorGuard – Streaming quality
Americas
United StatesNO
Europe
United KingdomNO
Asia Pacific
JapanNO
South KoreaNO

Torrenting

With a torrent, you can share files of any type while it is still downloading. So you don’t have to wait for the whole file to load. You can share and upload the file as soon as the file starts downloading. This means that the torrent essentially splits the larger file into smaller components while the download is still in progress. This ultimately saves the user time without creating an additional load on computers within the network.

BitTorrent with TorGuard

To test this VPN, we completed a file of 3.5 GB. We considered the number of seeders, speed, and time. The table below presents the test results.

BitTorrent with TorGuard

Header LabelFile sizeSeedersDownload SpeedTime
TorGuard3.5 GB0.57.7 kbps5 days
Other VPNs1.85 GB0.8782.1 Mbps11 min

The process lasted for 5 days. This time essentially exceeds the industry average.

uTorrent with TorGuard

To test this VPN, we completed a file of 3.5 GB. This file has the same size to provide equal conditions. We considered the same options (the number of seeders, speed, and time). The table below presents the test results.

uTorrent with TorGuard

Header LabelFile sizeSeedersDownload SpeedTime
TorGuard3.5 GB0.7014.2 kbps2 weeks
Other VPNs1.85 GB0.2192.1 Mbps22 min

The process lasted for 2 weeks. This time essentially exceeds the industry average.

Routers

Best Routers for TorGuard

The best routers for this VPN are:

  • N300 Tomato Router;
  • Netgear Nighthawk R7000 AC1900;
  • ASUS RT-AC66U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit;
  • TP-LINK Archer C7 AC1750;
  • TP-LINK TL-WDR3500;
  • TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND.

TorGuard Installed Router List

TomatoNetgearASUSTP-LINK
N 300Nighthawk R7000 AC1900RT-AC66U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 GigabitArcher C7 AC1750
TL-WDR3500
TL-WR1043ND

Browser extension

TorGuard provides browser extensions for Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.

Devices and Operating Systems

Windows, OSX, Linux, Android, and iOS

TV

TorGuard is compatible with Smart TV, Android TV Box, Google TV Box, Apple TV, TV Stick, iPhone, Mobile Phones, Laptops, Macs, PCs, Tablets, PS4, Playstation 4, Xbox One & Many More. 

Price

There are 4 subscription plans:

  • Standard: 1 month – USD 9.99;
  • PRO: 1 month – USD 12.99 per month;
  • Business: 1 month – USD 32.99;
  • Anonymous e-mail: 1 month – USD 3.58.
PlanPurevpnIndustry AvgDifference
1 monthUSD 10.95USD 9.00+22%

It’s worth not buying this VPN.

Customer support

Unfortunately, there were no contacts with Customer support.

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