- It provides “Kill Switch” option that works efficiently,
which saves the user from any data leakage by stopping all the internet traffic
if the VPN goes down unexpectedly.
- Four different protocols are
available, and it also allows the user to switch between UDP and TCP protocol. This helps the user to maintain a balance
between speed and security according to the requirements.
- The servers can be sorted in the Alphabetic order. They also
provide the option of favorite server list.
- The annual plan is comparatively
cheaper than the plans that many other VPN providers offer.
- It allows five simultaneous
connections from one account which includes desktops, mobile devices, and routers.
- Customer support includes live chat support
which provides instant replies.
- A seven-day money-back guarantee is
available by which a user could judge the
application before making the purchase.
- FastestVPN has P2P optimized servers,
and by using them, one can take advantage of efficient file sharing.
- Inbuild NAT Firewall is provided which doesn’t allow entry of unrecognized
and unwanted data packets to your system.
- It doesn’t rely on Third-Party DNS
servers as it has own DNS servers.
it doesn’t keep any logs, and not even keep any track of bandwidth usage.
- Because of the name of the VPN provider: “FastestVPN,” one would securely assume that it would provide a higher speed in comparison of other providers. However, the speed is acceptable but requires improvement.
- It doesn’t provide any option to connect with the fastest server, and one manually needs to check that which server location would render the fastest speed.
- Features such as split tunneling and port forwarding are not added to the application. If such features could be provided, it would make the user experience better.
- It may disconnect your internet sometimes while you turn OFF the VPN application. Although this is because of Kill Switch feature offered by the app and present in many other apps to prevent accidental data leakage.
Visit Website: Official Website
The Cayman Islands
is located in the central part of the Caribbean Sea. That’s where the Fast
Technologies headquarter is located.
Technologies owns the FastestVPN service
and comes under Cayman Islands’ jurisdiction which is out of “Fourteen Eyes.” However,
it is a British overseas territory, and
somewhat control of Britain could be expected which makes the security vulnerable.
Talking about security, the application has provided features to safeguard the user, and we
user’s privacy or not.
The name of
the VPN service suggests a high speed, and so its analysis is also essential to
explore the capability of the application regarding speed.
As the VPN
service was launched just in the year 2017, it is still in the development phase.
Till now they have published six versions for Windows,
four for Android, and two for iOS. This
shows the continuous efforts for the development of the application.
review, you would know if these developments make the FastestVPN worthy or not. You will also know about the facilities
they provide, and about the features that are absent & required the most.
Easy to Install:
How to Install FastestVPN?
As soon as
you download the FastestVPN setup for
your respective operating system, you can install it by double clicking the
FastestVPN’s InstallShield Wizard Window will appear which doesn’t provide any
information except the warning that copyright laws and international treaties protect the application.
Just click next and license agreement will appear.
important to read the agreement as it saves one from legal vulnerabilities.
Just click on the radio button to accept the license agreement terms.
“Ready to Install”
window appears which gives information about the setup type and the file
installation will start, and finish within a few minutes.
Click finish, and the next window would be the login page.
Server Options in UI
In just one
year they have placed the servers in twenty-two countries. Although it’s a small number, it could be expected that the number of countries would
increase significantly if they move
forward with the same pace.
twenty-two countries, the total number of server locations are twenty-eight
having a hundred IPs in total. That number isn’t great, but if it increases with time, it will
render a better experience to users.
out of twenty-two countries:
- Two are
located in North America.
- Fourteen are located in Europe.
- Five are
located in Asia.
- One is
located in Australia.
to the present server locations, it could be
commented that more servers are required
in North America if the provider wishes to build a good user base there. At
present, even if the user base increases, there would be very few server
locations to handle all the users.
In the case
of Europe, this issue won’t appear as it has
servers in fourteen countries. These
fourteen countries are smartly selected
because of which all the European region is
talks about Asia, which has a huge number of potential VPN buyers, the Fast Technologies is already concentrating
on building a user base there.
has placed its servers in the countries located around China: India, South
Korea, Hong Kong, and Russia. This is beneficial for Chinese users as if one
server doesn’t work or gets blocked, they can connect with another. It won’t
affect the speed much as the geographical distance won’t change significantly.
this VPN service is not for South American and African users as there are no
server locations yet. For Australian users also, there is just one server
location which isn’t enough for a huge user base.
locations are required to be added
considering North America and Australia as the priority.
That may help to increase the speed and functionality of the application.
Connection Time Analysis
mind telling that when we first tried to connect with the server, it was messing with our internet
Maybe it’s because
of changes that the application makes in the Network and Sharing Settings. This
error had occurred while testing the client for Windows 10. However, when we
installed the client in Windows 7, such error was not found.
what happened was, while disconnecting the virtual private network, the
internet got disconnected. When we
disconnected the VPN, and then again tried to connect with it, it asked us to
check the internet connection even when the internet and the router were working
solved to connection issue using “troubleshoot problems” option, we again tried
to connect with the geographically closest server. It got connected within a
few seconds providing one of the lowest connection times amongst all the VPN
be enhanced further if the number of servers increases
and the user base gets distributed. It’s
highly appreciable that it got connected with an average of 3.87 seconds even
after having just one server in our country.
Perhaps, the connection time may be obtained higher for the countries where the servers are not present.
FastestVPN Speed After and Before Connection
Accordibng to our observation, FastestVPN isn’t the very fast VPN! At least not in the terms of speed. Although, it is not among the worst as well!
received an acceptable speed good enough to watch above average quality videos.
connected with the geographically closest server which is just 250 miles away
from our location. A reduction of 66% was
experienced in the case of download speed, and 57% for upload speed.
were not sure that this much reduction occurs on
a regular basis. So, we tried to connect again, but the results had not changed significantly.
States server, which is thousands of miles away from our location was rendering
a better speed in comparison of the geographically
closest server. It shows that with a reduction of 39% and 49% in download speed
and upload speed respectively, it is better to select the server manually
instead of connecting with the geographically closest server.
depends upon several factors, and perhaps, for European users, it would be
higher than what we experienced. It is because of the presence of fourteen
servers all over the continent.
key encryption is the standard requirement that one VPN service must provide.
Fast Technologies offer it in all the clients, and
so, if the data breaching is concerned, there are very few chances that your
data is going to get leaked.
If we have
a look at the other aspects from where
breaching could occur, they have provided enough features to safeguard the
The Internet kill switch
is one of the essential features for avoiding data leakage during VPN
malfunction or when the connection gets disturbed.
availability of Inbuild NAT firewall, the data which is not required or the one
that tries to enter without permission is avoided efficiently.
company has its own primary and secondary DNS servers with the addresses
10.8.8.8 and 10.9.9.9 respectively. There is no third-party involvement, but
you are allowed to setup third-party DNS
also which we don’t recommend. Because they claim that they do not log any of
our online activities, DNS requests are also
expected not to be logged.
to the website, they even have an anti-malware which works in the background.
However, its ability to block the malware could only be recognized with time.
the tunnel through which the encrypted data passes is safeguarded from all the possible aspects.
User Interface and User
connect, easy to explore and easy to use”
user interface is so simplified that anyone with the basic knowledge about the
virtual private network and VPN clients can utilize it.
when it comes to user experience, many things need to be improved, and the
first among all is the server sorting option. Right now, servers can only be sorted according to Alphabetic order.
However, as they claim that they provide P2P servers also, they could provide a
separate list for P2P optimized servers. At least, sorting according to internet speed should be very helpful for
connecting with an efficient server.
However, one must know that P2P servers are not available for some of the
Some P2P Limitations
experience is also based on the speed they provide. We can’t manually connect
with every server to check the speed, and
so, the server to which we had connected was
rendering an average speed which can only be
improved by increasing the number of server locations.
comes to streaming, unfortunately, you can’t access Netflix USA.
Netflix isn’t currently supported by FastestVPN
of the internet automatically while
disconnecting with VPN could be a problem that could degrade the user
experience. Such issues should be removed
if found in any client.
Five Platforms for Connection
Clients for mainstream operating systems such as:
directly downloaded from the website.
they focus more on Windows users, six
versions of Windows Client have been launched but for MacOS, only one. So, the
efficiency of the application differs according to the operating system.
also offers router configuration which is tested
for fourteen different routers. They allow five simultaneous connections so, one
could use one connection for the router,
and keep other four connections for the devices which one needs to take away
from the router range.
also install the setup for:
- Apple TV
- Synology NAS
- OpenELEC Kodi
Chromebook is available, but only with L2TP protocol which isn’t highly secure,
and thus, not recommended.
There are four
different ways by which they offer support to their customers:
- Live chat support
- E-mail support
offers a detailed description about setting up setups for different operating
systems having different protocols. One can also find the router configuration
for different routers on this page.
isn’t a long list here, and only a few questions regarding VPN basics and about
FastestVPN client are provided. Also,
some of the answers are linked to various
pages present over the FastestVPN
would never or only on rare occasions will need to contact them through e-mail.
There are very few VPN providers who deliver
fast live chat support, and FastestVPN
is one of them. While having a conversation
with them, one can expect instant and relevant answers. They are also courteous
and focused on solving the issue.
although it’s not the fastest regarding
speed, is one of the fastest growing VPN services. They have achieved
significant growth by establishing servers all over the world and providing clients for various platforms.
they need to improve their speed and features provided in the client. That
would not only increase their user base but will also place them among the top
players of the VPN industry.
its cheap long-term plans, one could invest in it if the basic need is just to encrypt the data and utilize