I love doing speed tests because it is informative, and it is easy to discover whether or not a VPN provider is good for surfing and streaming or not. So far in 2020, I have done quite a lot of tests, and I have been positively surprised in mostly all the cases. So, today I sat down to give IvacyVPN a try.
IvacyVPN is supposed to be one of the fastest VPN providers out there, and therefore, I was really looking forward to test this. I hoped for lots of servers giving me more than 100 Mbps in download speeds, but I have got to admit it at once, the test ended up in a catastrophic way.
If you want to see what happened, check the video below.
What really happened during the IvacyVPN speed test?
Before I did the test, I checked my own Internet connection and I got a download speed around 120 Mbps. That is a good speed, even though I often get better and speeds up towards 500 Mbps. However, the last time I did a NordVPN speed test with approximately 120 Mbps as my initiate speed, most of their servers were still able to give me download speeds surpassing 100 Mbps.
But, what happened during the IvacyVPN speed test? Well, I connected to the first IvacyVPN server in Australia and got a ping speed so slow that I haven’t seen anything similar so far in 2020 (the ping speed was 1394). But, even worse – my download speed was only 1,55 Mbps.
I thought, this has got to be a coincidence, because IvacyVPN is supposed to be really quick. That is why I quickly connected to a server in Austria (my neighbor country), and the ping speed was goo. But, then something strange happened – my download speed was 0,12 Mbps. What just happened? I couldn’t believe it.
To see if something had gone seriously wrong with my own Internet connection, I disconnected from the IvacyVPN server, and just tested my own speed once again. The result? 118 Mbps as my download speed.
I wanted to give IvacyVPN the benefit of the doubt, so I connected to a server in France. This time I wasn’t even able to perform a speed test, as the speed test site wasn’t able to perform a test at all.
Based on the three servers, I canceled the test and decided to reschedule my speed test for another day.
I still believe there has got to be a mistake somewhere. Maybe there were just running a server-system update, or something else… because IvacyVPN should be way better than this. I have also used the service to stream Amazon Prime videos (without buffering all the time), so once again, this isn’t the way it is supposed to be.
I am able to surf using IvacyVPN at the moment, but I do experience that sites load way slower than normal.
A new IvacyVPN speed test – one day later
Did IvacyVPN give me similar results one day later? Unfortunately, yes! Check the video below to see the recording of the speed test made on February 25th in 2020.