Does the IKEv2 VPN Protocol Work in China?

The answer is “it depends”… on the server. The iOS apps of many VPN services use the Cisco IKEv2 protocol. I have always found this protocol to perform very poorly during my testing and concluded that IKEv2 doesn’t work very well in China. I was testing the new iOS app from VPN.ac yesterday and discovered … Read more

2016 VPN in China Blog

See this page for FAQ about using VPN in China See this page for VPN promotions, discounts, and free trials December 18, 2016 12:15pm Sorry for the lack of updates recently, I have been very busy moving into a new apartment. I am now on my way to Canada, I had an overnight layover in … Read more

Is ExpressVPN’s hassle-free money back guarantee really hassle-free?

One of my friends signed up with ExpressVPN a few months ago. He had a very specific requirement of watching UK streaming TV and he found that ExpressVPN was not good in this regard. Their UK servers were not fast enough for reliable streaming.  I recommended VPN.ac to him because they have a special unofficial unadvertised feature that enables you to … Read more

Witopia Review

Witopia was the main VPN that I used in China from 2009 to 2015. I was generally happy with it until it became very slow and unreliable in 2016. The poor performance of Witopia is what encouraged me to find the best VPNs for China and create this website. Although their VPN performance is not good anymore, … Read more