Shell Fire VPN + Shellfire box review

Shell Fire VPN & Shellfire Box

5.66 EUR
8.9

Geschwindigkeit

8.9/10

privacy

8.8/10

Equipment

8.5/10

Customer Service

9.9/10

Price

8.2/10

Benefits

  • Shellfire Box enables very simple connection of all devices with one VPN
  • Good value for money
  • Everything in German
  • Bank debit also possible in Germany
  • Free tariff available

Negative

  • Optimization requirements for the functions
  • German provider - but denies that data can be passed on to government inquiries (because it does not save anything)

VPN-Makers (hopefully) put much emphasis on the safety of their users. Shell Fire VPN goes one step further and has developed an extra tool for the comfort of its users. We have the Shellfire Box and of course the associated Shellfire VPN looked at more closely. What is the little "miracle thing" all about - and would it be something for you?

Why complicated when it is easy? That applies to a lot in life and also - or especially - for VPNs. Lay people in particular want uncomplicated handling in order to optimally protect their privacy. Shellfire responded to this request by developing a small WLAN box. The Shellfire Box is a really simple tool to automatically make a PPTP VPN-Connect. You can use your Shellfire to virtually control your entire apartment or all your devices at the push of a button VPN to secure. You can then use servers in 29 countries and even a free tariff. More on that later.

The Shellfire Box protects your privacy at the push of a button

So unexciting, so ingenious: The Shellfire Box is actually nothing more than a simple WLan router in mini format, which scores with child's play to use. You simply select your server and you will be up to it in no time VPN connected and online. Well, that would work without the box.

Shell Fire VPN WiFi box

Really all devices can use the Shellfire VPN get connected!

But it also adds that you can really wash all your devices in one wash with the Shellfire VPN can connect - also TV sets, AppleTV, game consoles etc. You cannot otherwise connect them to a VPN connect. So really handy and not expensive: The Shellfire box costs around 25, - Euro. However, you can only use Shellfire VPN be used. Alternatively, of course, there is also the possibility that VPN connect yourself to a router and build a home network. You can find out more in our instructions: WiFi router with VPN use!

A few minutes and the Shellfire Box is ready to go

This is of course a little more complex and does not work with everyone VPN Providers. The shellfire VPN Box, on the other hand, is configured for you in advance and is encrypted and authenticated from the first second. The Box uses Open as the protocolVPN and thus guarantees your protection against data retention and manipulation by third parties. Your IP address always remains anonymous. As far as the range is concerned, you can use the Shellfire VPN Box cover an apartment with up to 100 m2. All devices connected to the WiFi are automatically connected to the VPN connected! So you can, for example, with your SmartTV geo-restrictions from z. B. bypass Netflix, Sky, Amazon Video etc. and stream foreign content that would otherwise be blocked.

Shell Fire VPN: small functionality

The Shellfire Box is one thing. Of course, you also need the right one VPN, And, that's our Shellfire VPN Test is a good - if not outstanding - solution. The service is available for various devices - such as Windows, Android, iOS or Mac. The apps are okay to use, but only offer a small range of functions and have potential for optimization. For example, no kill switch and no malware blocker are available. Which is not surprising, of course, because behind Shellfire VPN is a rather small team from Germany and not a giant group. So yes, the development of the box was not completely self-financed, but helped via crowdfunding (good idea!

German provider - German legislation

As already mentioned Shellfire comes from Germany. This means that the provider is of course subject to German legislation and should provide information when inquiries from authorities. If he had data to share - Shellfire denies itVPN but. According to their statement, absolutely nothing is logged on the servers and so there is nothing Shellfire does VPN could pass on. The data is also transmitted via OpenVPN instead of what is very safe. Nevertheless, we would not rely on you to remain completely anonymous. You shouldn't use file sharing and torrenting with Shellfire VPN use. Otherwise, warnings could be issued. As far as streaming is concerned, this is (unlike file sharing) allowed and possible on all available servers.
Shell Fire VPN Operation

Average speed, but sufficient

The speed of the VPNs were mediocre in our test with 80% of the maximum available bandwidth. On the one hand, this is due to the OpenVPN Encryption, on the other hand, Shellfire also seems to have speed limits on its own servers. Especially in the premium tariff, these reductions should not be noticed.

Shell Fire VPN & Shellfire Box prices

You can get the Shellfire Box, but you don't have to. It is also possible to use only Shellfire VPN to use. The box, however, you can only with Shellfire VPN use. The purchase of both in combination is worth considering and cheaper overall.
Tariffs without box:
  • 1 month: € 10,95 per month
  • 12 months: € 6,66 per month (€ 79,95 per year) - 38% savings
  • 24 months: € 4,95 per month (€ 118,90 every 2 years) - 55% savings
Tariffs with box:
  • Box incl. 1 year VPN: € 99,95
  • Box incl. 2 years VPN: € 138,90

Shell Fire VPN use for free:

  • 128 bit encryption
  • Speeds up to max. 1.000 kbit / sec
  • Unlimited traffic
  • Server in 2 countries (Germany, USA)

Shell Fire VPN Test report conclusion

With its Shellfire Box, Shellfire has an essential step for the simple and cross-device use of one VPNs set in the entire household. A great idea! In addition, the associated Shellfire VPN inexpensive and easy to use, a good way to query foreign content. A drop of bitterness is of course Germany as a business location. Because by law, Shellfire is obliged to provide data (warnings!). However, the provider claims not to collect this data from its users in the first place and therefore definitely not to be able to pass it on. Shellfire can still work on the functions. But all in all, they are both VPN Service as well as the box thoroughly recommended.


Created on: 09/15/2019

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