Astrill – Access Internet from Anywhere – 120 Exclusive Beta Invites Available

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Astrill is a new VPN provider that is specially designed to bypass the Chinese Great Internet Firewall. It is different from others, because you really just download it, install it and run it, and it will work out of the box. NO need to set proxy manually or whatsoever.

Servers provided by Astrill are located in the United States and the United Kingdom. Thus, can be used to unblock many geo-restricted services such as Hulu or Pandora.

Astrill main features

  • You can access the Internet from any place at any time
  • You can enjoy privacy with an encrypted connection
  • View both HTTP and HTTPS (SSL) websites anonymously
  • Provides lightning-fast web surfing
  • Works with Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Opera

The nicest feature is that it does not require any connection configuration. You really just download it, install it and run it, and it will work out of the box. NO need to set proxy manually or whatsoever.

Also, Astrill manages to provide the speeds needed to watch videos at sites like Hulu or Youtube HD videos without buffering issues.

The software is currently offered as a version for the Windows operating system. A Mac, Linux and the mobile version is following shortly according to the developers.

Try fully functional BETA version now for FREE – 120 accounts available

To get into the private beta simply use the EXCLUSIVE invite code ASTRILL-BETA-D82E3-NMELH when registering at signup page here.

How to install and use Astrill

After you have filled in the signup page, you need to press the Download button in order to get the connection application.
Before installing Astrill you need to close all the browsers. The rest of the process is just Next, Next … Finish.
Starting Astrill afterward you will need to log in using the email and password set up previously. Then it will display a small program window with Off and On buttons, a country selector and links to settings and help.
The same window displays the download and upload speed of the service. After it is started you can browse the internet anonymously.
I have performed 2 small tests while browsing with it and the results were quite good. The download speed was 2.04Mbs and for upload 4.87Mbs.

The second test was that I tried to access and watch Hulu. It worked smoothly.

To sum up, Astrill is an excellent hide IP tool remarkable by its simplicity and effectiveness.

Have you tried it? What do you think of it?

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14 comments… add one
  • ad_infinitum Jan 15, 2010

    Hi,

    Under “Learn more” and “Security” it states “Your connection is protected with our very own encryption algorithm …”.

    I’m a bit concerned about this. What do you think? Do you think it’s safe & secure? No details can be found about the encryption aglorithm they use.

    ad_infinitum

  • David Z. Jan 16, 2010

    Install failed. I tried multiple times and the code would not work.

    Perhaps the limit of 150 has been passed. A popup stating such would be appreciated.

    Sorry this one is off the list!

  • David Z. Jan 16, 2010

    Install failed. I tried multiple times and the code would not work.

    Perhaps the limit of 120 has been passed. A popup stating such would be appreciated.

    Sorry this one is off the list!

  • HideIP Admin Jan 16, 2010

    @ad_infinitum – I’m not sure how secure the connection is. I’ll ask Astrill team to offer more details about it and let you know.

  • HideIP Admin Jan 17, 2010

    @David Z. – There was a mistake from my side. I have entered the wrong link to the sign up page. It works now!

  • roms Jan 18, 2010

    It works fine but it isn’t exactly as a VPN. I think that the detail “View both HTTP and HTTPS (SSL) websites anonymously” as a big importance…
    It only works for browsing …
    dunno if it works for software using HTTP or HTTPS but what I know is that, for example, doesn’t work with torrent so I guess it’s the same for skype / msn etc …

    So, it is not at all a VPN so change the title “Astrill VPN”

  • HideIP Admin Jan 18, 2010

    @roms – You are right. They promote it as a VPN but in beta it works like a proxy.

  • willemijns Jan 19, 2010

    > I’m a bit concerned about this. What do you think? Do you think it’s safe & secure? No details can be found about the encryption aglorithm they use.

    launch a sniffer and you can have some infos ? SSL ? plain text ?

  • willemijns Jan 19, 2010

    for me, this proxy works well… speed is very good but speed can decrease after beta oh! i knew this i knew this… not for this kind of
    service but for a similar offer ^^

  • HideIP Admin Jan 19, 2010

    @willemijns – I’m still waiting an answer regarding the encryption issue from the Astrill team. I will let you know when I get it.

  • ad_infinitum Jan 23, 2010

    Hi,

    Looks like there’s still no response on the encryption issue. Since launch day, it’s been just over a week – not a good sign.

    @willemijns
    If I have to launch a sniffer to find out it’s not, it kind of defeats the purpose of using the service in the first place, don’t you think?
    I know it’s a beta, but the encryption is a key aspect in services like this.

    Anyway, plenty more options.

    ad_infinitum

  • HideIP Admin Jan 23, 2010

    @ad_infinitum – Unfortunately, you are right. Still no response to the encryption issue and this is indeed not a good sign.

  • Jean Moulin Mar 2, 2010

    I think that it’s the best VPN at the moment. Very easy to install, very easy to use. It does not disconnect without warning even when we block the connection with the firewall ! ( It is a problem with CyberGhost, it often fails the connection saying problem with your firewall options without any reason !). And the bandwidth is really fast. I also appreciated the price: it is quite reasonable at 29,99$ for a 6 months plan (5$ per month).

  • matt Apr 8, 2010

    astrill is good. and i hope it can be working on nexus one phone soon.

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