We have implemented a multi-layered security model to protect our customers. The first layer is the physical security of our servers, and that's why we never rent virtual or dedicated servers.
Besides all of the security benefits of colocating equipment instead of renting dedicated or virtual servers, colocation also enables us to use hardware with specialized benefits for OpenVPN & WireGuard.
That's why we have deployed the following hardware to Chicago:
The picture is our actual VPN server in the rack cabinet. It's the one without any hard drives.
We're currently renting 1 height unit in Coresite's data center on 427 S La Salle St #100. As of now, we have a 3 Gbit/s uplink to DataPacket's network. The current transit and peering capabilities are Cogent, Comcast, Telia, NTT, GTT, PCCW and Tata.
When connecting to our VPN server in Chicago, your IP address will be hidden and you'll receive one of our American IP addresses. Devices that connect to our standard service are assigned a shared IP address (NAT).
If you're running Plex, a mail server, website or another type of service that require multiple ports to be opened, we also offer public IPv4 addresses as an add-on.
Chicago supports both OpenVPN and WireGuard, enabling you to choose whichever VPN protocol that fits your needs the best.
OVPN's core focus is privacy and integrity. We do understand that our service is also used to circumvent geographical restrictions and access streaming services.
We have developed functionality to make sure that we can circumvent blocks by streaming providers as a result of that.
Due to those efforts, our American IP addresses shouldn't be blocked by streaming providers. If you're attempting to use a streaming provider that's blocked, please let us know and we'll attempt to fix it.
You can connect to our servers on a multitude of different platforms and operating systems. In case you're using Windows, macOS or Ubuntu we recommend our desktop client.
It's possible to set up a lot of different devices though so they all get a American IP address. See our guides for more information.
Our VPN server network is constantly expanding. These are our current locations per May 28, 2023.