Buf­fered

Brought down by hubris.

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Buf­fered once mar­keted it­self as a per­fect VPN for ac­cess­ing Net­flix’s in­ter­na­tional li­brary, and even went so far as brazenly putting a Net­flix logo on its web page. Ap­par­ently, that got Net­flix’s at­ten­tion, and at the time of writ­ing this ar­ti­cle, Net­flix is blocked on Buf­fered, al­though the VPN provider claimed to be work­ing on a so­lu­tion. Still, it’s a fast VPN for other ser­vices. Run­ning the speedtest. net bench­mark in­di­cated a speed of 18.3Mbps from that server, and im­pres­sive speed nearly ri­valling that of Ex­pressVPN and NordVPN.

The Win­dows client is very sim­ple — there’s not much to it other than a ba­sic coun­try se­lec­tor. We do like that it gives you a live speed and data in­di­ca­tor, as well as a ping in­di­ca­tor for the dif­fer­ent servers (though it would have been nice to see cur­rent load as well). Sadly, there are no mo­bile clients for Buf­fered, which is a ma­jor issue. You have to con­fig­ure mo­bile clients man­u­ally us­ing the OpenVPN app, which means no easy server switch­ing.

US$13 PER MONTH, US$100 FOR A FULL YEAR BUF­FERED.COM Coun­tries served: 37; Net­flix sup­port: No; Clients: Win­dows, MacOS; Si­mul­ta­ne­ous con­nec­tions: 5

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