I have decided to start my own thread to document VyprVPN’s performance in China and to help the staff better tackle China’s VPN blocking.
I am using China Telecom with 200 Mb bandwidth. I am only using the VyprVPN Mac app.
If I can connect to a server and speeds are acceptable, I will not try other servers.
November 20, 2019
Today, using 18.104.22.16859, only Austin and Los Angeles showed latency (or ping). I was able to connect to Austin in one go, but I did not try Los Angeles. Speed was acceptable, but not ideal.
So I decided to upgrade to 22.214.171.12456, not sure whether this is beta or stable.
Currently, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, and some US servers show latency. Seattle connected on first try. There were no noticeable speed drops after 5-10 minutes. The speed was much faster than Austin using 126.96.36.19959.
November 21, 2019
Less servers showed latency compared to yesterday. Two US servers, Australia, and Singapore. I was able to connect to a server that did not show latency on my first try. Speeds across servers were much slower and inconsistent compared to yesterday. There were noticeable speed drops.
November 22, 2019
No servers showed latency today. However, I was able to connect to a US server on first try. Speeds are much faster than yesterday.
November 23, 2019
Macao, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, and some US servers showed latency. Again, I can connect to a server without latency. However, a server showing latency does not mean I can connect to it. 188.8.131.5256 connects much faster than 184.108.40.20659.
Ran it an issue where I got stuck when connecting to a server. The application just kept saying connecting. I clicked cancel, then the application kept stuck on cancelling. I quit the application. I looked in Activity Manager and found that the vyprvpnservice process was nowhere to be found. I re-opened the application and reinstalled the helper tool. Application still wasn’t working. Had to restart the computer to fix the problem.
December 6, 2019
Starting yesterday, I had trouble connecting to most servers. The only one I could connect to was Chicago. Even though sometimes the other servers show latency, I simply could not connect.
In 220.127.116.1156, none of the server location flags are visible under “Servers” tab, regardless of whether I am connected or not. However, when I am connected, the flag of the connected server shows up in the “Connection” tab. All the flags showed up properly under “Servers” tab when using 18.104.22.16859. This bug does not affect connection though.
The cause of this bug seems to be the fact that the application tries to access https://www.goldenfrog.com/images/vpn_flags/64/~~~.png to get the flag images.
However, the golden frog website is blocked in China. Can you please have the application store the image files locally?