A VPN on your router, what are the pro’s and con’s?

VPN on a router

Recently the popularity of VPN’s has risen significantly. That’s not odd, because hackers try to find ways to infiltrate systems. With a VPN you will make sure that outsiders can’t look into the online behaviour. In this way you will keep your online privacy. It is now also possible to connect a VPN on a router. In this article you will read more about the pro’s and cons of this.

Why make use of a VPN?

With a VPN there will be made a connection through a service with encryption. For hackers it is no longer possible to read your information because this will be sent encrypted. The servers that will be used for this are placed all over the world. In this wat you can use the internet safe and anonymously with the use of a hidden IP address. Nowadays we have more devices that use the internet. Almost every household has at least one telephone, laptop and or tablet and all of these have to be protected against viruses and data leaks. Therefore it can be an advantage to have a VPN connected on a router. In this way you ensure that all the devices that are connected can be used safely and anonymously.

Pro’s and con’s VPN on your router

Depending of your wishes and budget you can choose for a basis model or a more advanced model to purchase. The router supports the VPN services and all the traffic that runs through the network. An advanced router consist of multiple network ports, with which it is possible to make different connections. Maybe you want a network port in which some devices don’t have VPN connection? That is not a problem, the choice lays with you. We will now discuss the different advantages of a VPN router.

Multiple devices connected

Like we have described before, the connection with a VPN through your router is useful because multiple devices can be used safely. This saves a lot of time, because you don’t need to connect them separately. You are ensured of online privacy and safety.

VPN op een router

One time Connecting

Setting up a VPN on your router is really easy. You only have to set it up once and after that there is no need to think about it anymore. Also, the connection is always strong and will never be disrupted. You don’t have to worry about your connection being lost. Not only will time be saved but you will also be ensured of a stable VPN connection.

Works on every platform

A VPN can almost be used on all platforms, but it is not yet known how reliable it is on different operating systems. With a VPN connected on a router you are always connected with a VPN, so you won’t have this problem. For example you can always connect with the American Netflix on your a smart TV!. And that is nice because the American supply is a lot more diverse than the Dutch one.

Do you have a good router?

It is important to purchase a VPN router that supports the important protocols. The most important protocols to look at are: OpenVPN, PPTP and L2TP. With choosing a router you have to pay attention if the names like VPN client or VPN client mode are shown. These can be used by GOOSE VPN. If there is nowhere stated on the package that the router can be used as client it is advised to look into this. So that you know that you are buying the right products.

Secure your online safety with a VPN!

With a VPN connection it is possible to surf online without outsiders- like hackers, advertisers and the government- who are able to watch. Besides this, with a hidden IP address, nobody will be able to see the location from which you are using the internet from.

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Kees van Vliet

Kees van Vliet

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