This short tutorial helps you set up PPTP VPN on Android devices. It also explains why PPTP is not the best protocol to use, how to set PPTP up on your Android device, and what alternatives you need to consider.
PPTP is one of the oldest VPN protocols and the foundation for many VPN connections. However, due to security concerns, PPTP is no longer recommended for encrypting VPN tunnels.
This article explains what PPTP is, how this VPN protocol works, how to set it up on your devices, and how it compares with other VPN protocols. We will also look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of the PPTP protocol.
Youtube is, by far, one of the most popular websites. Since its purpose is to give voice to everyone interested in making a statement, Youtube became the perfect tool for artists to show off their work and, lately, for vloggers to speak their minds out.
Similar to BBC iPlayer, Netflix, or Spotify, Youtube is not available worldwide, or the content available in the U.S. may not be the same as the one available in Romania. A Youtube VPN can prove to be really handy in case you’re interested in checking out what Youtube has in store in other countries or for getting access to Youtube Premium, a service that is available only in certain countries around the globe.
This short tutorial shows how to set up an L2TP VPN connection on your Mac. It also explains the available L2TP authentication options, how to manually set L2TP VPN on Mac, and what alternatives you may consider.
One of the most common questions regarding VPN usage is: Can a VPN increase Internet speed? Yes, it can, but most of the time, it won’t. I am going to explain when, why, and how it is possible.
By construction, a VPN uses encryption to secure the data transfer, and the encryption/decryption process takes time. Thus, a VPN is, theoretically speaking, slowing down the Internet connection. However, other factors may compensate for the speed loss and provide excellent overall performance.
We have performed a series of tests that show that a VPN may sometimes increase Internet speed. Let’s see the results first, and then we will find an explanation.
Tech solutions are brought to light and continuously improved by high-skilled programmers. And just like the Transylvanian legends, the ones that make an impact will last through the decades, gaining more and more popularity. The great thing is that tech solutions are as real as possible and available for all internet users.
For the sake of all the legends written in the mystic land of Transylvania, today, we are bringing out to light the story of Shadowsocks, a tech solution developed for people living in the shadow of the Great Firewall of China (GFW).
Therefore, if you’re wondering what is Shadowsocks, what is the difference between a VPN and Shadowsocks, and what are the advantages of Shadowsocks, activate your curious mood, and let’s proceed.
One question regarding WireGuard seems to be more prominent than others: is WireGuard faster than OpenVPN? We answered it by performing more than 100 VPN tests using 5 different VPN providers.
WireGuard seems to be the future of VPN protocols due to its simplicity and performance. Several VPN providers were involved in testing and supporting the development of WireGuard during the last few years. And now, WireGuard is ready to conquer the World of VPN. But, is it faster than OpenVPN? Let’s find out!
WireGuard vs. OpenVPN speed test results [Summary]
- WireGuard was the fastest in 58.8% of the download tests.
- On average, WireGuard was 14.6% faster than OpenVPN on UDP and 56.1% faster than OpenVPN on TCP.
- The average speed loss was 19.1% for WireGuard, 20.6% for OpenVPN on UDP, and 58.1% for OpenVPN on TCP.
- There were significant differences between VPN providers regarding WireGuard performance.
This short tutorial helps you set up PPTP VPN on Windows 10 devices. It also explains why PPTP is no longer considered a safe VPN protocol, how to set PPTP up on your Windows machine, and what alternatives you should consider.
Close your eyes! Imagine a field of flowers, the birds chirping, the warm air gently touching your face, the sun spoiling your skin, and the crickets jumping around through the raw-green grass. And then you’re suddenly in the shadow of something big. That, my friend, is the Great Firewall of China, holding China’s residents in the shadow, away from what the Internet means for all the rest of us, privileged Internet users, with Netflix and BBC iPlayer subscriptions and Spotify accounts, as YouTube’s no longer cool enough.
Besides The Great Wall of China, the Chinese Government was able to develop another wall called The Great Firewall of China (GFW). Even if this one is not visible from space, Chinese citizens are aware of its existence. GFW is a combination of technologies and legislative actions developed by the Chinese Government to control and regulate internet traffic. Therefore, this solution is mainly used as an internet censorship technique not only to block access to certain websites but also to slow down cross-border internet traffic.
This short tutorial explains how to set up and use VPN split tunneling on Mac. It also explains why to use split tunneling on macOS, presents the available options, and lists VPN client apps that offer access to this feature.
How to set up split tunneling on macOS [Summary]
Setting up VPN split tunneling on Mac may be either very simple (if you install an app capable of turning split tunneling on and off), or a little bit complicated as it requires some command-line skills, and patience.