ibVPN is a Romanian VPN provider that prides itself on server speed, strong encryption, and a host of features such as internet killswitch, autoreconnect, and smartDNS. For a very reasonable price you get a high-quality logless VPN with servers in 47 countries with a 24 hour free trial so you can give it a test run before you buy.
Plans, pricing and payments
There are four plans to choose from with ibVPN: IBDNS/ SmartDNS, Torrent VPN, Standard VPN, and Ultimate VPN. The prices range from $1.54 per month to $3.45/ month when paid yearly.
IBDNS/ SmartDNS, $18.47/ year: This plan gives you access to ibVPNs proxy and SmartDNS, so you can unblock geo-restricted streaming content through fast servers. There is no VPN included with this package, so no encryption, but the speeds are quicker than with a VPN. P2P not permitted.
Torrent VPN, $18.47/ year: For those who wish to protect their identity when downloading torrents, the most basic VPN package on the list is Torrent VPN. Access to 21 VPN servers in 9 countries with OpenVPN, PPTP, SSTP, SoftEther, and IPsec protocols. You can connect one device at a time (perfect for a VPN router), P2P is permitted.
Standard VPN, $18.46/ year: Great for people who want to leave their VPN running without thinking about it, and have high quality privacy protection at all times. 130 servers in 44 countries, one connection, and OpenVPN, L2TP, PPTP, SSTP, SoftEther, and IPsec protocols. P2P not permitted.
Ultimate VPN, $41.47/ year: All the features ibVPN offers. Strong security with access to 150+ servers in 47 countries, five simultaneous connections, SmartDNS and proxies, OpenVPN, L2TP, PPTP, SSTP, SoftEther, and IPsec protocols.
The Ultimate VPN package also offers Tor over VPN and Double VPN, adding an even stronger layer of security for those who require near total anonymity.
You can pay with a range of systems such as credit cards, BitCoin, Litecoin, Blackcoin, Ripple, Perfect Money, or OKPay.
ibVPN security, encryption, and logging
OpenVPN connections use AES-256 cipher, HMAC SHA384 data authentication, and RSA-2048 handshake. This is very strong encryption, and as much as anyone should ever need.
ibVPN is based in Romania, which has no mandatory data retention laws, and they keep no logs whatsoever:
“ibVPN does not collect or log any traffic or use of its Virtual Private Network service. We cannot relate any specific activity with any specific user. If any legal notices are forwarded to our legal department we will comply with that notice. However, we cannot be compelled to hand over information which we do not have.”
Setting up ibVPN on a Sabai Router
Access your account at IbVPN.com
Click on My Account.
Enter your username and password and click Login.
Click on Downloads.
Click on OpenVPN in the Categories section.
Click on Sabai Routers OpenVPN Config file at the bottom of the list.
A zip file will download. Extract this file to a location you can find later.
Click on Account Information and find your VPN Password.
Please make sure you are connected to the Sabai router before continuing setup. Connect using either wire or wireless.
Default Wireless connection is
Open a new web browser tab and enter 192.168.199.1 in the address bar and log in to your Sabai VPN Router. The default login is admin and sabaipass123.
Click on the Network menu link.
Click on the OpenVPN menu link.
Click the Choose File button and find the file you downloaded from your account and open.
Choose the location you want to connect to VPN.
Click Show File.
Click Edit and enter the username and password you found in Account Information.
Setup is complete, check the top right corner for location and connection status of the VPN
Click on Client Area.
Enter your username and password.
PPTP server listing is under MY SERVERS.
Return to the router control panel at 192.168.199.1 in your web browser.
Click on the Network link.
Click on the PPTP link.
Configuring Your Sabai VPN Router
STEP 1. Enter your Server.
STEP 2. Enter your Username.
STEP 3a. Enter your Password.
Verify your entry.
STEP 3b. Click Start.
Your basic PPTP setup is complete.
Now that you have your VPN connection set up, you’ll want to take advantage of our Gateways feature. Gateways allow you to decide which of the devices connected to your Sabai router go through your VPN, and which go through your regular local internet. This is perfect for accessing geo-restricted content on your TV while gaming through your regular connection.
Check our gateways setup guide here.