AceVPN proposes two kinds of rates:
Premium VPN: $5 per month. This rate is limited on there fronts: only 50GB data - No P2P - Servers in USA, UK, France
Ultimate VPN: $15 per month. Unlimited package (Unmetered): 17 countries offered (Canada , France , Germany , Hong Kong , Italy , Japan , Latvia , Luxembourg , Netherlands , Panama , Romania , Spain , South Korea , Sweden , Switzerland , UK , USA )
As for technical specifics, AceVPN has OpenVPN, PPTP, IKEv2 and L2PT whatever the system (Windows, Linux, MAC) or device (computer, iphone, router, laptop) you useIKEv2
Good news: AceVPN now offers the IKEv2 protocol as well as PPTP, L2TP and OpenVPN.
IkeV2 is easily the least known protocol and the most underrated. IKEv2 (Internet Key Exchange protocol version 2) is a very fast and easy to use VPN method. IKEv2 is a tunneling protocol that uses the IPsec Tunnel Mode protocol over port 500 UDP. The use of IKEv2 and IPsec allows support for strong authentication and encryption methods. Support up to 256 bit encryption. IKEv2 also introduces MOBIKE: MOBIKE allows IKEv2 to be used in mobile platforms like phones and by users with multi-homed setups.
Bonus: this protocol has a very high encryption level, one of AceVPN's most important advantages.
Here are the components of Suite B:
- Data Encryption : AES 256
- Data Authentication : SHA512
- Handshake Encryption : 384 bits ECC (Equivalent du RSA 7680 bits)
The three other protocols are easy to install manually with their excellent tutorials.
- PPTP: It is easy to set up PPTP. If you get an 800 error with the default address (vpn.acevpn.com) contact technical support which will supply a list of IPs to choose from for connecting. But don’t give away any of the addresses or they will be blacklisted!
- OpenVPN: Install the pre-configured tool by AceVPN. Just connect to your user account to start.
If you are a resident of China and find that OpenVpn (UDP) is blocked then AceVPN has a special option for China : Stealth OpenVPN for China Deep PAcket Inspection. NB: this is unnecessary if OpenVPN (UDP) already functions correctly in your country.
- L2TP: Available on all 17 servers belonging to AceVPN.
With 17 servers on PPTP and OpenVPN you have a choice of connections and uses.
Switching is not limited so you can get around download restrictions on hosting sites.
On these direct download sites, we have never been blacklisted by another user so the IP ranges must be extensive.
Good speeds are consistent when using VPN.
Geographic-based restrictions like those of Hulu are easily avoided. There is also a UK address that allows you to watch, re-watch and listen to BBC programmes.
P2P is allowed under these conditions:
Only with the Ultimate package at $15
« Downloading or uploading copyrighted works without prior authorization is illegal in most countries. Acevpn do not condone copyright infringement. There are many legal uses of P2P. » => NB. The programme is independent of the usage!
“P2P and torrents are blocked on USA, Switzerland and UK servers. Please use Netherlands, Sweden, Romania, Luxembourg, servers.” In your user account everything is already arranged, just connect to “acevpn-ultimate-udp-faster-downloads” in OpenVPN. However we did get a Low ID during our tests, even with port 443 on the router.
Very positive. All payment methods are accepted: cards, Paypal. Technical support is good: AceVPN offer a very fast and efficient service. (They even took control of our computer via Mikogo to check an L2TP configuration.) Also the USA and UK IPs are worth mentioning. Apart from the P2P which isn’t optimised by port forwarding, all the other aspects of a good VPN are available: many secure protocols (dont l' IKEv2), installation possible on all devices, switching, 17 different countries and SmartDNS ... You can trust AceVPN!
The only tree negatives for AceVPN are:
The lack of an integrated connection programme with many options
Their price for the 'Ultimate' unlimited VPN package, slightly more expensive than the competition.