Our world is becoming smaller with each passing day. I notice more and more aspects of our lives are being digitalized and monitored. VPN’s became one of the most popular methods in keeping one’s privacy intact. This article will feature the NordVPN Review for 2019 in addition to my personal opinion.
NordVPN is one of the most popular and lightest VPN clients. Moreover, it supported across all major platforms(For instance: Windows, Linux, Android, IOS) My NordVPN Review will feature more detailed information on the main aspects of NordVPN. Including Speed Tests, live IP Test, My own personal experience while using NordVPN more.
- 5200+ servers in 62 countries (updated weekly)
- No data logging
- Automatic kill switch
- Extremely secure encryption (OpenVPN, SSTP, PPTP, L2TP/IPsec, and IKEv2/IPsec protocols)
- Compatible with: Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android, and Linux
- Double data encryption for increased anonymity
- Onion over VPN servers
- Unlimited bandwidth
- 24/7 customer support
- Dedicated IPs available on request
- 30-day money-back guarantee
- CyberSec feature that blocks suspicious websites, malware, and ads
- NordVPN offers encrypted proxy extensions for Chrome and Firefox browsers
- WiFiSec: NordVPN will automatically initiate a VPN connection whenever a Wi-Fi network is joined. It can be set up to auto-connect to Nord on both secured and unsecured Wi-Fi networks
- With the help of obfuscated servers, Nord works in China as well as the Middle East
No don’t worry, i will go on ahead and cover some of these features as we go along.
NordVPN Review: Installation
Following the creation of my account, I will be prompted to download the client. The first thing you see after installing the client is the following NordVPN login page:
Be advised, you can create a user from this panel as well. However, I already used the web page form so, I’m going to go ahead and fill my details and hit log in.
After I successfully logged in I will see the dashboard. truth be told, I was pretty amazed, it’s so much simpler than I thought.
This is the main page of NordVPN, as you can see it’s pretty straightforward. You can quickly connect by directly clicking a location on the map. or, you can pick a server from the left sidebar.
- Dedicated IP
- Double VPN
VPN Dedicated IP
By default, VPN clients assign us an IP address automatically. However, For best security, NordVPN automatically switches a server in your location. However, in some cases, you would like to keep the same IP in that country. for this reason I can make use of this feature. Even you connect to a VPN, your generated remote address and location stay static. Use the feature with caution, due to the fact your IP is static and doesn’t randomly change.
- You are not sharing an IP address with anyone.
- A dedicated IP address guarantees stable access to major websites such as Gmail, eBay, Paypal, etc. These websites have implemented an IP limit for accessing your account. That’s why accessing these services from different IPs may lead to your account being blocked.
- Reliable 2048-bit SSL encryption guarantees total security.
Turning this feature on will connect you to servers that specialize and are well suited for P2P sharing and downloading. For instance: TORRENTS.
I want to talk about this amazing feature. When I connect via a VPN I am routed through one route. However, If I need extra security I can turn this feature on, what happens next is that I’m funneled and routered throughout 2 locations, 2 different countries. This bosts security and offers a higher level of security and privacy.
After i covered these feature, the next thing i want to talk about is the Settings tab.
NordVPN General Settings Tab
Lets explore these settings:
- Kill Switch Functionality
- Hide On LAN Networks
A unique feature of NordVPN is an extra security layer called CyberSec. This is an excellent feature. First of all, it blocks ads. Second of all, it blocks malicious websites based upon a real-time list. And finally, it prevents the use of your network in DDoS Attacks without you knowing(malware infected PC’s).
Kill Switch Functionality
In the VPN terminology, when we talk about a KILL SWITCH, what we mean is, an easy, safe & fast way to break connection and data transfers in case the VPN connection fails or stops working for any reason. I can’t stress how important this might be in some cases. You can imagine for yourselves. However, You will have to set an app list for the kill switch. You can do so in the “kill switch app list”. Finally, I would like to say that if this feature is critical for you, make sure you set up a kill list, DON’T FORGET.
Hiding On LAN Networks
Yet another great feature, simply put, it is how it sounds, Hides your device on LAN networks, that’s all.
My personal experience while using NordVPN
First of all i got to say, its blazing fast, The things iv’e tried so far while connected via VPN are:
- Download tests
- Speed Tests
- Torrent Tests
Let take a look at some data:
first of all i connected to USA, i performed an IP Check with “whatsmyip”, these are the results:
In addition to the initial test, i went ahead and performed a speed test. Now a disclosure, my home connection is 100Mb. Furthermore, i am quite far from the United States(overseas far). And finally, you should also know I’m connected via WIFI.
PING – Considering my physical location, a ping of 127 MS is awesome.
DOWNLOAD RATE – An outstanding download rate to the US compared to the location i’m at.
UPLOAD – I LOVE IT! I get the same as the satisfaction from the download results, a 2.69Mb upload speed is awesome(my infrastructure is capped at 3Mb).
Finally, all in all, these are great results. I bet you want to see the P2P testing, i would love to post these. However, due to legal issues, I will not post the P2P testing on this blog. However, i would like to say that they went great as well. The speeds were Almost as the ones without the use of a VPN.
As in the time of writing this article, 6.3.19, NordVPN Netflix bypass works!!! You can unlock all regions with NordVPN and watch region-restricted content. For instance: I used NordVPN to access the US Netflix and stream STAR WARS THE LAST JEDI :
Moreover, I didn’t encounter even 1 second of buffering once the video started. And it started fast, like my own regional Netflix.
To sum up the NordVPN Review
Well, we reached the end of my NordVPN Review. I really hope you enjoyed. In my opinion, NordVPN is a must have VPN Client. I love its simplicity, the blazing fast speed it operates on and its security level. I would also like to point out the fact that they have a very responsive and fast support staff.