MicroVPN offers members unlimited VPN access. With VPN servers located in Chicago, Illinois. MicroVPN members can choose from Proxy, PPTP, L2TP / IPSec and Secure Tunnel (SSH) accounts. Easily setup MicroVPN for use on Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android mobile devices. We tested their PPTP service and were very impressed with the performance, nearly maxing our 40 Mb/s connection.
- MicroVPN supports multiple technologies including Proxy, PPTP, L2TP/IPSec and SSH VPN connections. For those unfamiliar basically SSH is the most secure while PPTP extends compatibility to mobile devices like iPhone, iPad, Android..
- MicroVPN servers are located in the United States. We tested a Micro VPN server in Chicago, Illinois with impressive results.
- IP Changer: choose a VPN IP Changer account and you will get a new IP address every 10 minutes.
MicroVPN Performance Testing
- Baseline speed test – before connecting to MicroVPN we tested our Internet speed and found it to be 43.38 Mbps download and 1.58 Mbps upstream. Connecting from the US – east coast.
- MicroVPN speed test – after connecting to the MicroVPN’s Chicago PPTP server we tested our Internet speed again and found it to be 36.11 Mbps download and 3.95 Mbps upstream.
- Conclusion – MicroVPN performance was outstanding. One of the fastest we’ve ever tested. Note: you can expect any VPN to slow your connection some as the traffic is being encrypted.
- As mentioned above Micro supports multiple VPN technologies including PPTP, L2TP/IPSec and Secure Tunnel (SSH). By doing so they offer support for a wide range of users.
- System compatibility – Micro VPN supports Windows (7, Vista, XP), Mac OS X and Linux (Ubuntu).
- Mobile compatibility – Micro supports iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android devices.
- Browser compatibility – Micro VPN supports Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome and Opera.
MicroVPN Account Pricing
- VPN IP Changer – $10 a month or $50 a year.
- Standard VPN – $7 a month or $45 a year.
- Secure VPN – $19 a month or $100 a year.
- Secure Tunnel – $20 a month or $100 a year.
MicroVPN Review : Conclusion
We enjoyed testing the MicroVPN service. The setup was simple with a pre-configured US-PPTP connection file. Performance and reliability were alright and the price is good. Yet MicroVPN lacks the features, protocol options and network locations offered by leading VPN services.