What is a VPN?

A Virtual Private Network is a service that allows you to connect to the Internet via an encrypted tunnel to ensure your online privacy and protect your sensitive data. A VPN is commonly used to secure connection to public Wi-FI hotspot, hide IP address and make your browsing private.

 

Protects you on public Wi-Fi

A VPN encrypts your online data and helps to secure your personal information when you use free Wi-Fi in airports or anywhere else.

Hides your IP address

Masking your IP address is essential to becoming private online. A VPN makes sure that your city, country, and torrent download history aren’t linked to your identity.

Unlocks blocked websites

You can unblock sites by connecting to a VPN server in a different country. Access to various websites is restricted in many countries due to growing internet censorship or geo-blocking.

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Enables access to more Netflix

Access more Netflix libraries from all over the world with a VPN. Surfshark unlocks more than 15 in the US, Japan, France, and other countries!

Be secure while online banking

You can unblock sites by connecting to a VPN server in a different country. Access to various websites is restricted in many countries due to growing internet censorship or geo-blocking.

Bypass censorship. Everywhere

The internet should be an open hub of knowledge and sharing. With Broxme vpn, you can access any content, from anywhere.

How does a VPN work?

It takes a lot of moving parts, but it’s simple on your end. Here’s how it works:

DNS request

The first step is making a DNS request. That’s how you get the IP address of a VPN server.

Secret keys

At this point, secret keys are built. Your VPN will need them in the next steps.

Data encryption

VPN protocols help encrypt your data that will use the secure channel. Voilà!

DNS request

The first step is making a DNS request. That’s how you get the IP address of a VPN server.

VPN protocols

An important part of VPN protection are tunneling protocols – crucial mechanisms that make your connection to the VPN server possible. Here’s what protocols you may come across:

OpenVPN

Is an open-source VPN protocol. It’s fast, secure, and works best for long-distance connections.

IKEv2

Is another fast and secure VPN protocol. It works best in shorter distance connections.

PP2P and LT2P

Are outdated tunneling protocols, and we highly recommend not to use them. They can offer neither the security nor reliability of OpenVPN or IKEv2.

IPSec

Is a security protocol that enables encryption, which is why it’s used in combination with outdated tunneling protocols such as LT2P.

Transport Layer Security

SSL/TLS is used very commonly. For example, in your browser! It can secure your connection to some degree.

Secure Shell (SSH) VPN

Is a tunneling protocol used to connect from one VPN server to another. However, there are better (more secure and reliable) alternatives.

Wireguard

Is a new communication protocol. It hasn’t been around long enough to make any definite statements about its security and reliability.

How to set up a VPN?

Setting up a VPN is relatively easy. We recommend downloading native apps, but if you’re a tech savvy you can always opt-in for a manual config.

Download a VPN application

The easiest way to set up a VPN is to download a VPN application. All you need to do is pick a reputable VPN service provider and download its application for your device. If you can install an app, you can install a VPN.

Set up a VPN manually

You can set up a VPN manually, too. Here’s how you can do it: set up a VPN on your router or configure a personal VPN server. Note, not all routers can support secure VPN protocols, so it’s important to choose one that does.

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