As one of the first proxy VPN service providers on the market, Tuxler knows how to keep users protected and happy. They use end-to-end encryption to keep all user data secure from prying eyes. Sadly, since users are sharing other users’ IP addresses, there is limited information on any additional security measures they have in place to protect both the users connecting to the proxy and the users whose computers are the proxy.
Tuxler also offers a free service which surpasses most competitors’ free service offerings. There are no limits on bandwidth, meaning you can use the VPN as much as you want and stream movies or music without endless buffering. They do limit how many changes between servers you can make, and how many of the proxy IP addresses are available to you at any given time.
Users can connect to US proxies to stream from their favorite video services. They can also surf sites blocked in their home countries, bypassing geolocation blocking.
They offer relatively fast speeds. The free service does not provide a speed connection upgrade, but you can upgrade to a faster connection (currently advertised as four times faster than the free service) if you are willing to pay a minimal monthly fee.
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.
Tuxler has 64 servers in 64 countries and over 70,000 IP address/locations.
For a free service, Tuxler has one of the better offerings available. They don’t limit your bandwidth just because you are using a non-paying account. However, using a free service does still have its limits, such as how many server changes you can make and how many are available.
Tuxler is fast enough to watch Netflix, and some of their US-based servers will connect. However, if you have an already-slow ISP, you will continue to see a sluggish response. They also do not maintain a bank of the servers. Instead, these are proxy servers on other users’ systems.
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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