We have plenty of good, affordable SmartDNS providers listed on the site, but not everyone has cash to spare. Fortunately, if you have some decent networking skills, a bit of time to invest into the effort and a burning desire to watch HBO Now, Hulu and other popular streaming sites from outside the US, there […]
Free Wi-Fi Travel Tips
Planning on hitting the road? It’s almost certain that you’re going to be using Wi-Fi while you’re out and about. Here are some ways that you can keep yourself safe while you’re travelling. There are software and behavioral solutions that you can use to make your travel as safe as possible, and still be able […]
VPN Protocols – PPTP vs L2TP vs OpenVPN vs SSTP
There are three major VPN protocols that you’re likely to see offered by most providers: PPTP, L2TP/IPSEC and OpenVPN. There is also one called SSTP that hasn’t been adopted as widely as the other three. All of them have their advantages and disadvantages. Most of the time, you’ll be making a tradeoff between speed and […]
Three Common VPN Errors and Their Solutions
VPN services are generally very reliable and, when there are problems, it usually comes down to a configuration issue with the client computer or the hardware that the user is using to access the Internet.
How SSTP and SSH VPN Services Help to Overcome Geographical Limits
SSTP and SSH are protocols that allow individuals located in particularly oppressive nations to access the Internet without restrictions.
VPN Types and the OSI Model
The open system interconnection model is a means by which network protocols can be implemented. It involves seven different layers of communication, which are divided into a hierarchy.
5 Reasons to Use a VPN
VPN services are popular for many different reasons. Here are five of the most common reasons that people choose to subscribe to one of these services.
Proxy Server Types Explained
Proxy servers have the capability of allowing you to surf anonymously online, but not all of them actually provide this service. Technically speaking, a proxy is simply a server that represents you online. It makes a request to a webpage or to a different resource in place of you making that request directly with your […]
Shared Versus Dedicated Proxies
One of the big debates when you are looking into proxy services is whether you should go with a shared service or a dedicated service. All paid proxy services are private, so you don’t need to pay attention to whether or not a proxy service advertises itself as being so. Shared and dedicated, however, do […]
What Is A Proxy Server / Why Would You Use A Proxy
A proxy server is a computer that allows client computers to make indirect network connections to other network services and effectively hiding the originating IP address. We are assuming that you know what an IP address is but if not, every device connected to the Internet has an IP address which is a unique number […]