What is VPN?
Virtual Private Network is a technology which is widely used by large corporate organizations and businesses to allow their employees to work from home by connecting them to their office networks using the internet. The main benefit of using VPN technology is to secure network traffic by using tunneling protocols.
Windows has the ability to function as a VPN server as it is inbuilt in it. Both Windows 7 and Windows 8 can use the trick to work with. The server uses the PPTP protocol. There are many consumer VPN solutions available to you if you are using windows operating system. You are offered the same security and privacy benefits that a corporate VPN server provides.
Benefits of VPN:
- Hiding your IP Address
- Unblock websites from anywhere
Hiding your IP Address:
VNP for windows can hide your personal IP address by replacing it with another IP address provided by them. An IP address used as a digital fingerprint which will attach with every website which you visit. By the way, hackers can find your IP and trace you for their benefits. But if your device is controlled by VPN for windows the hackers could not find your IP address.
Unblock websites from anywhere:
Some organizations such as some offices, colleges, schools blocked some websites for several reasons. But naturally, you do not want to be trapped by your institution or superiors. In that case, VPN gives you the solution to unblock the websites and you can enjoy what you want. VPN for windows gives you the option to browse the internet as an anonymous user.
The platforms like Popcorn Time, Kodi, Mobdro, Terrarium TV, etc., will allow you to stream online content for free. They stream content from private sources and some are unauthorized. This is where VPN helps you by masking your IP and your ISP will not be able to see what you are streaming. You can find more about how to stream Geo-restricted content in this post.
CONFIGURATION OF VPN
If you want to configure VPN into your device, there are two ways to do it. Those are outgoing and incoming.
Incoming is something where a device allows secure connections from other devices, in a selected network. So that you can exchange data through your network more securely.
When you want to set up a remote computer into the office network the process is called outgoing. With that connection, you can enjoy the random browsing of the internet from anywhere.
Set up a process for outgoing Connection
- Click Start->search bar type VPN->select set up a virtual VPN connection
- Enter the IP address of the server to which you want to connect.
- Click next.
- Next screen puts user name and password
- Click connects.
- To connect click on the logo of windows network->select connect under a VPN connection
- In the connect VPN connection box, enter a domain name and your log in details.
- Click connects.
- Navigate security tab->from the drop-down list, select the type of VPN.
- Click ok and connect.
Set up a process for incoming Connection
- Click the start button->in search bar type network and sharing.
- Click change adapter settings.
- Click File->new incoming connection.
- Select users you should like to connect->click next.
- Click through the internet->select next.
- Select the internet protocol you like to use