Unlock Websites With a VPN
Written by admin on December 24, 2016
Circumvent Geoblocking and firewalls with VPN
In the consumer sector, VPN tunnels are established also regularly for the purpose, to circumvent Geoblocking measures. You are there to restrict online access to certain content on defined regions. The VPN service provider typically operate server farms around the world, which allows the users in turn, between the “required” IP addresses and to jump. Who, for example, don’t want to wait for the latest US productions by Netflix in Germany could get access with the help of Virtual Private Networks and a US server.
There are other cases where the circumvention of Geoblocking measures or firewalls is justified. In countries such as China and Turkey Governments block access to certain Web sites and services for political reasons. Here come VPN tunnel to bypass the restrictions to the usage.
VPN provider: Free or not?
Companies use usually special network equipment at the establishment of Virtual Private Networks, while consumers have the choice between many different – free and paid – VPN services. The provider of free VPN solutions generally set the insertion of display ads, offer only a limited selection of servers and the connection speeds can often to be desired because the user masses paradise can. More disadvantages of free solutions: the probability that the IP addresses of the services are blocked or filtered, is high. And: the free VPNs are regularly abused by spammers, hackers and other cyber villains. For casual users, free Virtual Private Networks can be the right choice but still.
Paid VPN services based on a subscription model and distinguish itself in particular with respect to a (non-existent) throttling of the download speed, or the presence of a data limit. Some providers also boast to create any log files that could compromise the identity of their users.
Also in the area of IT security, there are some companies, have the VPN solutions in the portfolio. You could see this as a kind of middle ground between the free and the more expensive commercial solutions. For users who are already customers, there are often discounts. Another advantage: Security settings you need worry no more in this case.
Set up VPN-tunnel: do it yourself
For IT-nerds, a dream has come true some time ago: your own VPN server. You can put on now actually home the to then access via VPN tunnel from elsewhere on his home network. This represents a much better option than directly exposing these services the World Wide Web, whose Gefahren occurred in October 2016 through a large-scale DDoS attack on IoT devices again once more than evident.
As a general rule: the fewer ports on your router are open, the better. You should also see the option “UPnP” (Universal Plug and Play) to disable your underpowered configured webcam can live a virtual violence excess on your firewall and suddenly sends moving image across the world.
Some routers from the consumer space have integrated VPN server functionality – then you must not once again set up an own server on the network. And if the router does not have such a feature – a cheaper mini calculator like the raspberry PI does this job with flying colors.