Description: The article is about mcafee login. The author does a McAfee Safe Connect Review by using the Mcafee VPN iPhone product, he observes the differences among ping, download speed and upload speed on an iPhone 7S with a 4G connection.
We’re looking at the McAfee SafeConnect from the particular upload speed, download speed and ping when it is running from an iPhone. We’re having a look at the McAfee SafeConnect. We need to install it on our iPhone, this is an iPhone 7 plus, we’re doing direct screen capture, it tells us what type of things we can do with the iPhone application.
We’ll install it. It gives us an option to install and accept it, we’ll wait for it to download, it can be very quick . Once it has been installed, we can start looking at it in detail. Today we’ll focus on the ping upload speeds and download speeds as reflected in speed test while we’re running with and without the McAfee SafeConnect.
We’re going to open it, it gives us a splash screen, it takes us to the McAfee website. We can decide what support we want. It gives us privacy in legal terms, we can see the privacy and legal terms, they’re quite extensive. People usually scroll past them and accept them rather than doing the detailed reading.
This is the privacy notice and the previous one is the service agreement, let’s go back to the application. It talks about password protection as one option. We have the identity security, we have the Safe Browsing, it is a virtual private network, let’s have a look at these in more detail.
It gives us the option of starting a seven day trial, you can do it without starting a seven day trial by accepting a megabit limit on the run. If we skipped the trial option, we can go to the free option, we will skip sign in, it’ll tell us that we’re not protected, we need to do the connection, we have to add a VPN to our system.
It tells us that we’re connected. The icon will show up as we’re connected. We have a type of location. We can tap the button for on/off. It gives us another upgrade option. At the moment we’re connected and protected, let’s go to do a speed test, we’ll do a number of speed tests to get an average data.
It’ll work out when we do the speed tests. We’re based in Australia and Brisbane, it will probably go for a Brisbane based server, the ping is 58 milliseconds, the download speed is 25 megabits, the upload speed is 3. This result is through 4G connection. We’ll turn protection off.
We’ll rerun to the section and see what will happen. With the protection off, we’ll run it again. These speeds can vary from server to server, that’s another reason why we run it a few times. It gives us a warning saying that we’re not connected. The ping is 30 milliseconds, the download speed is 36, the upload speed is 6.
We will go back and cycle through this a few times, we’ll run our speed test, the last time the ping is 58, we’ll have a look at the ping once it’s connected to the server. The ping we get on this occasion is 49. Download speed is 15 megabits per second, the download fails that’s not a good sign.
This may be related to the server, it maybe a general problem with the VPN connection, I’ll try another server. This is Telstra, it has a bigger ping of 65, the upload speed is 3. We’re going to skip over those steps to save time. The ping is 59, the download speed is 23, the upload speed is 4. It is consistent with the previous results. I’ll go back and do this again.
There’s a variation between the different servers, we’ll do another test. This is protection off. We’ll find a server. This time download speed is 33, upload speed is 4. There’s another result without VPN running, ping is cut to half, download and upload speed are very similar.
There is the summary, there is some variation from server to server. They’re quite similar whether the VPN is running or not. The main difference is the ping difference.