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Freegate performance

by month | year



Number of tests

All Tests

Created At Platform Location Median Speed Stability
2017-05-20 Android 155.12 97.62%
2017-04-27 iOS 70.98 97.62%
2017-04-27 iOS 83.94 100.00%
2017-04-17 Windows 217.00 95.24%
2017-03-14 Windows 332.13 100.00%
2017-03-03 Windows 313.54 95.24%
2017-03-03 Windows 297.76 95.24%
2017-02-28 Windows 279.03 95.24%
2017-02-27 Windows 328.40 95.24%
2017-02-27 Windows 436.89 95.24%
2017-02-27 Windows 270.54 95.24%
2017-02-26 Windows 276.67 92.86%
2017-02-17 Windows 145.03 100.00%
2017-02-16 Windows 363.82 95.24%
2017-02-15 Windows 56.65 69.05%
2017-02-15 Windows 71.89 97.62%
2017-02-13 Windows 176.78 95.24%
2017-02-06 Windows 483.93 90.48%
2017-01-26 Windows 187.99 66.67%
2017-01-24 Windows 130.48 90.48%
2017-01-23 Windows 199.79 95.24%
2017-01-22 Windows 227.58 92.86%
2017-01-21 Windows 389.17 61.90%
2017-01-20 Windows 63.60 95.24%
2017-01-18 Android 259.79 100.00%
2017-01-17 Windows 174.94 90.48%
2017-01-17 Windows 177.96 95.24%
2017-01-17 Windows 147.43 95.24%
2016-12-03 Windows 57.09 42.86%
2016-11-27 Windows 121.54 88.10%
2016-11-16 Windows 233.41 95.24%
2016-11-09 Android 411.98 90.48%
2016-10-22 Windows 283.11 76.19%
2016-10-16 iOS 200.70 100.00%
2016-10-16 iOS 200.70 100.00%
2016-10-16 Windows 202.94 85.71%
2016-10-15 Windows 175.14 100.00%
2016-10-13 Mac OS 52.61 100.00%
2016-10-13 Windows 26.00 26.19%
2016-10-10 Windows 1236.78 100.00%
2016-10-08 Windows 581.17 100.00%
2016-09-29 Windows 187.90 95.24%
2016-09-22 Windows 278.58 97.62%
2016-09-16 Linux 127.98 90.48%
2016-09-16 Linux 229.54 90.48%
2016-09-15 Linux 137.67 83.33%
2016-09-15 Linux 137.67 83.33%
2016-09-04 Windows 226.95 95.24%
2016-08-25 Windows 中国大陆 广东省 282.11 90.48%
2016-08-24 Windows 中国大陆 北京市 80.20 88.10%
2016-08-24 Windows 中国大陆 云南省 182.40 88.10%
2016-08-24 Android 中国大陆 四川省 445.41 95.24%
2016-08-21 Windows 中国大陆 北京市 458.68 95.24%
2016-08-19 Windows 中国大陆 河南省 134.73 90.48%
2016-08-14 Windows 中国大陆 陕西省 257.02 95.24%
2016-08-14 Android 中国大陆 湖北省 565.48 100.00%
2016-08-05 Windows 中国大陆 上海市 309.21 100.00%
2016-08-05 Windows 中国大陆 山东省 234.57 88.10%
2016-08-05 Windows 中国大陆 山东省 340.63 88.10%
2016-08-01 Android 伊朗 336.25 100.00%
2016-07-26 Windows 中国大陆 湖南省 224.21 92.86%
2016-07-23 Windows 中国大陆 福建省 247.55 95.24%
2016-07-23 Windows 中国大陆 山东省 266.08 95.24%
2016-07-22 Windows 中国大陆 北京市 377.78 95.24%
2016-07-21 Android 中国大陆 湖南省 96.34 95.24%
2016-07-08 Windows 中国大陆 辽宁省 269.69 85.71%
2016-07-08 Windows 中国大陆 辽宁省 282.38 85.71%
2016-07-07 Windows China (Mainland) 浙江省 158.31 69.05%
2016-07-07 Windows 中国大陆 贵州省 154.96 95.24%
2016-07-05 Windows 中国大陆 北京市 83.12 90.48%
2016-07-05 Windows China (Mainland) 北京市 88.78 95.24%
2016-07-05 Windows 中国大陆 北京市 209.97 90.48%
2016-07-04 Windows 中国大陆 广东省 35.23 90.48%
2016-07-02 Android 中国大陆 辽宁省 157.34 92.86%
2016-07-01 Android 中国大陆 重庆市 382.03 100.00%
2016-06-30 Windows 中国大陆 福建省 51.69 92.86%
2016-06-30 Windows 中国大陆 福建省 70.24 92.86%
2016-06-29 Windows 中国大陆 河北省 161.45 92.86%
2016-06-21 Windows 中国大陆 安徽省 318.68 88.10%
2016-06-20 Windows 中国大陆 江苏省 112.64 80.95%
2016-06-20 Windows 中国大陆 福建省 471.05 95.24%
2016-06-16 Windows 中国大陆 四川省 111.74 95.24%
2016-06-14 Windows 中国大陆 重庆市 261.30 100.00%
2016-06-03 Windows 中国大陆 河南省 339.38 90.48%
2016-05-19 Windows 中国大陆 北京市 167.20 95.24%
2016-05-18 Android 四川 285.58 83.33%
2016-05-03 Windows China (Mainland) 山西省 213.34 100.00%
2016-04-24 Windows 中国大陆 106.35 78.57%
2016-04-24 Windows 中国大陆 170.17 95.24%

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I buy my circumvention service on Circumvention Central?

  • You can download the latest Android client without Google Play.
  • You can download and install the latest Windows client to your computer without circumventing.
  • You can use Alipay to buy any service.
  • Bilingual installation guides.
  • Bilingual customer support.
  • Support all of GreatFire's work including FreeBrowser and FreeWeibo.

How do you measure the speed of a circumvention tool?

The speed test that we have developed aims to reflect the real user experience. While a visitor to the site runs a test, in the background, their browser is downloading resources from the ten most popular websites in the world. According to Alexa, these sites are Google, Facebook, YouTube, Baidu, Amazon, Yahoo, Wikipedia, QQ, Twitter and Microsoft Live. The speed reported is simply the size of the file downloaded divided by the time taken to download it. We also verify whether the downloaded resource is complete. If the contents returned are incorrect or if the download fails to complete within 40 seconds, we mark it as failed. This data is then used to calculate our other main indicator - stability.

Other speed tests typically just measure download and upload speed by sending a couple of requests to the speed test server itself. The reported speed is not reflective of the user experience because normal browsing involves frequently sending lots of requests (not downloading or uploading one big file) to many different servers, not just one.

Why do you measure the stability of a circumvention tool?

Stability is typically not tested by other services at all. A healthy internet connection anywhere is supposed to deliver 100% stability, unless someone pulls the cable during the test. But using a circumvention tool in China is different. At any point, the connection can become unstable and/or go down completely. Individual requests may fail depending on the size of the request, the final destination and how they are proxied. Thus comparing service stability is just as important if not more important than comparing speed.

Can I test any circumvention tool on the site?

You can use our speed and stability tests with any circumvention tool, whether it is listed on our site or not. VPN users from around China will be able to test their tool on the site and those results will be added to our data. This data will be available for all to see.

Can I see the inner workings of your tests?

Tech savvy users can inspect how we conduct our tests by reviewing our javascript code.

Does make money if I subscribe to a circumvention tool on this site?

One of the objectives in launching CC is to generate revenue for At the moment GreatFire relies on the kindness of individuals who send us donations and from a host of grant-making organizations around the world. We want to reduce our reliance on these organizations and set on a path of self-sustainability. Visitors to the CC site will be able to purchase any paid-for tool that we currently test. GreatFire will act as a reseller of these tools in China and as such we will be given a portion of each sale by the VPN providers themselves. Users need not be based in China to purchase a circumvention service.

How does CC compare to other VPN review websites?

There are a host of websites that provide “VPN reviews” and “VPN ratings”. But anybody who has visited those sites can quickly see that they act as referral and marketing sites for a small subset of VPN providers and that most of those services do not work in China.

Where did you find those VPNs?

We used this great list of VPNs put together by That One Privacy Guy. We took that list and recruited a team of testers across China and tested almost every tool to see what works and what does not. It will come as little surprise to those in China to know that a very small number of these tools actually work in China.

Do we think that the authorities will use our website to crackdown on VPNs that work?

It would be very easy to completely block all VPNs if the authorities wanted to. However, we believe that they have not because of the importance of allowing access for businesses and for others. The goal of CC is simply to make it easier for all to find the circumvention tools that work the best.

Your tests tell me that my favorite tool does not work but it’s working great for me, what gives? Your tests tell me that my favorite tool works but it’s not working for me, what gives?

Test results can vary according to location, the service you are using to connect to the internet and your device. As more people use this site to test their circumvention tools, we will accumulate more data and will be able to develop a clearer idea of what is working and what is not.

How do you measure “stability”?

When you test your tool on our site in the background we download a certain number of images. If these images do not download or take more than 40 seconds to download then we consider this to be a failed test of stability and we calculate a percentage based on the number of images we attempted to download during the test.

Circumvention Central / VPN Terms of Service:

Dear user, to provide a better experience, before purchasing a VPN service please carefully read through our terms:

  1. All the VPN services are provided by the respective VPN provider and not by Circumvention Central.
  2. If when using the VPN service you cannot connect to the service or find the service to be unstable, there can be several causes:
    1. Problems with your device or software.
    2. Problems originating from the VPN provider itself.
    3. The Great Firewall has temporarily or permanently blocked the VPN service.
    In case of (a), our customer service will try to assist you in resolving the problem. In the case of (b) or (c), we will alert the VPN provider of the problem and assist them in resolving it.
  3. We provide test data that helps you find a VPN provider that works well. However, if the VPN provider that you selected still does not work for you, we cannot provide a refund. Before choosing a VPN provider, please carefully review the performance data, user reviews or register a free trial account first (if available).

By purchasing a VPN service, you agree to these terms.