There’s a lot of misinformation and misleading marketing about VPNs online. I’ve received numerous emails over the years from people whose questions reveal a confusion about basic online privacy and internet security problems. What is true and what are just VPN myths? Below, I’d like to share with you some of the most common VPN […]
Frequent Asked Questions About VPNs
A virtual private network, or "VPN", can be somewhat complicated to explain, especially for those who aren't exactly tech-savvy.
In this collection of frequently asked questions about VPNs, we answer those confusing topics that we get the most emails about.
--> Is a VPN legal to use?
--> What is SmartDNS?
--> Do I need a dedicated IP VPN?
--> What is OpenVPN vs WireGuard protocol?
In the articles below, you'll find specific answers to each of these questions that will help you get a better understanding of VPNs and how the encryption technology works.
If you have any questions that aren't listed here, feel free to send us a message to let us know!
A VPN kill switch is a security feature that cuts off network traffic in the event that your connection to the VPN server drops. The purpose of this network lock is to ensure that you don’t leak any sensitive data over an unsecured network connection. For many VPN users, the most important part of the […]
Split Tunneling is a VPN feature that allows users to direct a portion of their internet traffic through an encrypted virtual private network while leaving the rest to be routed through a separate tunnel on the open network. It’s an advanced feature with specific uses that we’ll cover in detail here. By default, a virtual […]
Your devices are assigned what are known as “dynamic IP addresses” when you access a network, which means that the address changes each time you log on. There are times, however, when a static or dedicated IP address is preferred. Here’s an explanation of what that means and which are the best dedicated IP VPNs. […]
Using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) can be both a blessing and a curse. It’s a trade-off between all the benefits of a VPN, such as online security and the ability to access geo-restricted content, and seriously compromising internet speed. Issues with VPN connection speeds are commonplace. Perhaps even you’re wondering if it is possible […]
Is a using a VPN legal? It’s a legitimate question and the answer is not a simple yes or no. In most cases, it is perfectly legal for you to use a VPN to access the internet. There are some cases, however, where the activity you engage in or the country where you connect could […]