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How To Set Up A VPN ( And Why You Should )

How To Set Up A VPN

How To Set Up A VPN ( And Why You Should )

You already probably know what VPN is and for what it IS used for, but in case you don’t, here’s a quick definition. As the name suggests it’s virtual version of physical and secured network. It is a connection of many linked computers together for sharing files and other different resources. Having VPN network set up can be really useful, especially if you’re occasionally using public Wi-Fi network or traveling the world. There is a high chance you’re not using one, and even if not, I think at some point in close future you will have opinion that it’s almost crucial as your connection for internet. The speed of your home connection, actually upload is what really matters in case of creating VPN. If you are not lucky with fast upload speed, then you better consider using paid service for VPN. But in case you have fast connection I will give you some key reasons for starting virtual private network. The most important thing for you to know when using it is that your internet connection is fully secured and encrypted.

This means no matter what data you’re receiving and sending is safe from someones eyes. So how that works actually? When you are connected to virtual network, you are either clicking special link on page or client on your desktop, login in with your information and then your PC is exchanging keys with server. Once VPN server and your computer are authentically verified all your net connection is safe. The best VPN will provide server location, good connectivity protocols, many features and okay price. In order to set it up you will need to get a router that has capabilities for VPN. Just search for the one that has VPN server support advertised. After you purchased that type of modem, you will make your own server. You can use software for VPN server but I think the better solution is to use device or computer that is powered on all time, and not just PC desktop that is not on when you are not at home.

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If you in case have computer that’s turned on all time you can install VPN server as they are available to every system from Mac to Linux and Windows. VPN server is best working on Windows as they are offering built in way for hosting. But keep in mind that you need to be extra cautious when setting up one. First you are going to open window of network connections and type ncpa.cpl pressing enter. After that you are presented with another tab where you will click file menu and then choose ” new incoming connection ”. After that you will choose an account who will connect remotely to server. In order to make your security even better, you will create limited and new user account with your logins of VPN. When you completed that part you must choose networking protocols for incoming enabled connections. For instance if you don’t want someone to have access on printers and shared files you will un-check this.

That’s it, after you select ” allow access” Windows will start setting up your new VPN server. What’s only left is to connect to your VPN server and for that you will need your public IP address of PC. Be sure that you created strong security pass so no one is able to connect to your private server.

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