Relakks had a few problems shortly after their start due to the amount of users that registered with the service right after it was introduced. Connections have been really slow and I had no chance to further test the service and write about my experience with it.
I'm currently writing this article while being connected to Relakks and everything is working fine so far. I'm able to open websites and surf the internet without problems. I'm able to check my email and download files using Relakks.
Looking up the IP reveals 188.8.131.52 which is not a IP that my provider has assigning to me, nor one that I would ever receive. A Whois Lookup revealed a Swedish IP address owned by Labs2, the company that is hosting the website and providing the backbone of the Relakks network.
This means that websites and services are not currently able to identify me through my real IP because it is not revealed when I'm connecting to their service.
My download speed is almost maxing out like usual. You may remember that I had really lousy download and upload speeds previously when using Relakks. Those are almost my normal speeds that my connection is capable of: I normally have 1.8 MBps and with Relakks enabled I average 1.4 MBps. So normal download speed is great, what about P2P connections like torrent downloads?
The connection seemed normal. It is rather problematic to tell for sure but the speeds looked good after a while which is the usual behavior with p2p downloads. All legal of course and only for testing purposes.
I can only say that this is becoming a great service, suggest you give it a shot.
Update: Please read the comments and reviews about Relakks below in the comment section for other opinions about this service. They differ highly from my own experience and should definitely be taken into consideration before you consider subscribing for a longer period of time to the service.
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