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 a list of the best dedicated IP […]
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!
With the introduction of ExpressVPN’s new Lightway connection protocol, there are a lot of people – including me – who are wondering exactly how Lightway vs WireGuard vs OpenVPN compare. I’ve been testing each protocol for the past year, and here’s what I’ve learned. So what is the difference between Lightway and Wireguard? When first […]
The Double VPN, also known as multi-hop, cascading, nested or chained VPN, is a method of encrypting and routing your internet traffic through multiple servers across the globe in an effort to increase privacy. But does it really work? Be sure to subscribe to the All Things Secured YouTube channel! According to Hollywood, the best […]
Perhaps you don’t trust VPN companies anymore. I get that. Or maybe you’re simply a cheapskate who doesn’t want to pay a monthly subscription for a virtual private network. Whatever the case may be, these 4 VPN alternatives are not only safer than a VPN, they’re also cheaper. Don’t get me wrong: a commercial VPN […]
How can you check if your VPN is actually working? There are a few simple tests you can run that can really uncover what’s going on behind the scenes of your virtual private network and whether or not it’s protecting your internet activity like you expect it is. VPNs, or “virtual private networks”, are helpful […]
In short, yes, VPNs are legal in the US. However, using a VPN to try to hide any illegal activities you do can still land you in trouble. Here’s a more nuanced answer to that question, other ways that a virtual private network can be useful in America, and a listing of the best services […]