I recently heard about VPN routers and I want to know more

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  1. RemixDeluxe

    RemixDeluxe MDL Novice

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    I know of VPN services and I know what VPNs are but I never knew of VPN routers. What makes them different from regular routers and how can I tell if my router is a VPN router? Does this mean I dont have to pay for a VPN service if I have a VPN router?
     
  2. mbpowner

    mbpowner Guest

    wow is it literally like those routers that come with your isp ?
     
  3. mbpowner

    mbpowner Guest

    Wait so some isps provide routers that automatically connect to a vpn or did you purchase this router from a third party.?
     
  4. RemixDeluxe

    RemixDeluxe MDL Novice

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    Please stop posting and let someone else more knowledgeable respond instead. I don't ask this to be mean but I'm trying to learn more, hope you can understand.
     
  5. JBenal

    JBenal MDL Senior Member

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  6. mbpowner

    mbpowner Guest

    No i was just curious as well sorry
     
  7. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    I would assume it depends on what you want to do, if you want to use someone else's VPN service then you could use a free VPN service or a paid one, same as you would use a desktop VPN client program except you're using the router to connect instead of software

    Or you want to set up your own VPN, then it would be free, but you would only be connecting to your own router from some remote location, say if you were going abroad and wanted to use your home connection to connect to the net or something from your mobile

    Never used it on the router, but that's my understanding of what you could do
     
  8. BobSheep

    BobSheep MDL Guru

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    My company uses OpenVPN, it's very secure. You will not have any problems with it related to security.
     
  9. RemixDeluxe

    RemixDeluxe MDL Novice

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    Got it. So a VPN router simply means it has the settings to have a VPN service installed onto it.

    I'll be doing my homework on VPN services. I want one that doesn't keep logs and cares about your privacy and not sell out to your ISP. Being flexible with most devices is a bonus (redundant if I can install on my router) but good customer service is a must too.

    I'll keep a note on your suggestion and what other people here recommend. Thank you.
     
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  11. jamiehennings

    jamiehennings MDL Novice

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    VPN works as a secure tunnel between company to web. It provides 24/7 access to central network resources from anywhere in the world that too without any need of directly dialing into office. It works like a online firewall that protects data on office computers. Data travells thorugh the tunnel in encrypted format that ensures a secure access over public connections and securing data from interuders.
     
  12. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Exactly.
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