Many VPNs choose to operate under a “less is more” mantra. Linkideo takes this idea a bit too far.
Allow us to elaborate — this VPN struggles to provide a full-fledged service that meets today’s standards. A total of 3 server countries and plans with download speeds of 2048 kbps would be considered acceptable back in 2007, when Linkideo launched. Nowadays, not so much.
The bigger issue is the 128-bit encryption. AES256 complemented by a RSA-2048 handshake is today’s definition of “secure” — anything under that is okay to have as an option, but 128-bit PPTP is simply outdated.
On a positive note, Linkideo does offer a so-called “custom anonymous link”. Frankly, we aren’t quite sure what that means, as is the case with “Open VPN full access” and the claim of “unlimited bandwidth” followed by “choose country and pay as you go”.
In other words, this VPN has some serious issues with presenting itself understandably. Here’s what we found out — this “link” is a manual OpenVPN configuration that may or may not be mimicking a dedicated IP service, with no speed limits but a running charge on used bandwidth.
Our advice: look elsewhere. Linkideo in its current state is an overpriced, under performing, and outdated VPN in need of some serious upgrades to be considered worthwhile.
Speed determines how fast content uploads, so if you're torrenting or streaming, you want the speed to be somewhat identical to your regular internet speed. Since a VPN encrypts your data, it usually takes a bit longer to send your data back and forth, which can slow down your connection. However, if your ISP deliberately slows down your connection (also known as throttling) a VPN might increase your internet speed. Testing a VPN is somewhat pointless because new servers pop up and affect speed. Your speed can also differ according to your location, so your speed test might not match ours. Having said that, we tested the speed in numerous locations to provide you with the average.
Linkideo offers servers in 3 countries.
In line with the other aspects of its service, Linkideo doesn’t prove too helpful to the user when it comes to setup.
Configuration is a one-man show, and you’re the star. Configuring Linkideo on your device is actually a great way to test your skills and knowledge on VPNs — mainly because there are no guides available.
The only source of useful information is the user portal, where you can get your config files and check server status. Communication with support happens via email, but fair warning — it’s not fast.
We personally test the customer support team of every VPN we review. This means asking technical question through the live chat feature (where applicable) and measuring the response time for email questions. Whether you need to connect to a specific server, change your security protocol, or configure a VPN on your router, finding a VPN with quality customer support should be important to you.
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