Test connectivity to a VPN – SwissVPN
Want to try out VPN?
One of the most usable VPN services is SwissVPN.
- OpenVPN uses port 443
- PPTP uses port 1723
Can I test SwissVPN access before I purchase?
If you want to be sure that you can successfully establish a connection to SwissVPN before you purchase an account, you may use the following test credentials to log in:
- VPN server: connect.swissvpn.net
- Username: swissvpntest
- Password: swissvpntest
The test account can also be used for tests via L2TP/IPSec and OpenVPN.
Set up the Connection *Windows 7*
- Start > Control Panel > Networking
- Set up a new connection (1st option)
- Connect to a workplace (set up a VPN) (4th option)
- Create a New Connection
- Use my Internet Connection (VPN)
- Internet address = connect.swissvpn.net
- Destination = SwissVPN > Next
- Username = swissvpntest
- Password = swissvpntest > Connect
“You are connected will appear*
The first question to consider with a VPN, is do they keep server logs. This is because law enforcement can obtain the logs under a court order.
SwissVPN is easy to use and cheap – but please don’t use them where you need to remain private (a bit of an Oxymoron, as why pay for a VPN, if you could be monitored).
Here’s SwissVPN’s statement to TorrentFreak:
We included SwissVPN in our survey because they are well known, relatively cheap and have been used by those on a tight budget. To their credit, they were also the fastest company to respond. They are one of the few companies that do not make anonymity claims.
Response to Q1: “SwissVPN is being operated based on Swiss Telecommunications and Personal Data Protection Law. Session IP’s (not visited content, websites, mail, etc.) are being logged for 6 months,” the company told us.
Response to Q2: The company responds to requests from 3rd parties under Swiss criminal law (pdf).