How to setup a VPN server to safeguard your Internet connection
The most normal and fast to start to enjoy the advantages of VPN connections is registered in one of the many companies that offer VPN services. Pay a fee monthly that can go from a couple of euros until more than 10 euros and get them credentials to start session in its service and frequently a customer VPN official own that you facilitates much them things.
However, if like a control total and absolute of your connection or not you trust of anyone, can follow the philosophy of “If like something well made, you must do it you itself”. The problem with this is that it is rare that you have access to a PC in another country with which you can enjoy some of the advantages that we mentioned before (to avoid censorship, geographical blocks).
There are some exceptions, as them trota-mundos that travel frequently e installing a VPN in your PC in House are can continue accessing to their files beyond where are, enjoying also of them services that only were available in their country, as can be Netflix or Spotify.
If want to create your own server VPN, both if is in a PC yours with Windows as in a server remote under your control, OpenVPN is probably your best option. You can download it from here, although are warned in advance that install a server VPN not is so simple as press Next.
How to connect to a VPN server
Today all operating system more or less current version allows you to connect to a VPN connection without installing anything extra. All you’ll need are the VPN provider access data (or your company, if it is the case), such as the address of the server, the type of VPN and your user credentials.
On Windows it is possible to connect to a VPN network without installing anything extra from back in Windows XP, but support for the different types of encryption is most basic how much older your version of Windows.
Android also has its own VPN client, although mode for access may vary slightly depending on the version of Android you have installed and modifications in the menus that your manufacturer has done. Generally, you will find it here.
WHAT IS A VPN
Before joining older vicissitudes, must comment that VPN responds to the acronym Virtual Private Network, a denomination that already a priori allows us to make us a small idea of what it is: a virtual private capable of connecting multiple devices as if they were physically in the same place, emulating local network connections. Virtual, because it connects two physical networks; and private, because only computers that are part of a local one of the sides of the VPN network can access.
HOW IT WORKS
To connect to a VPN, we will do this using a sort of tunnel, a word that is used to indicate that data are encrypted at all times, since they enter until they leave the VPN, and that it takes place through different protocols that protect them. However, there is an exception with the PPTP – used a combination of insecure algorithms such as MS-CHAP v1/2.
Which will cause our system to try to visit a page is to encapsulate the request and send it over the Internet to our VPN provider. This desencapsulará them doing to follow its usual course: they will come by your network router and, subsequently, the packet will be forwarded.