How to Use VPN for Different Devices

In this digital age, the way we interact with others has dramatically changed. As a result, the way we use technology too has evolved. While some may still prefer using a traditional desktop or laptop computer, a growing number of people are going the extra mile to use technology to their advantage. One such device that has recently soared in popularity is the digital nomad lifestyle – a term used to describe people who constantly travel the world and use technology to make their lifestyle meaningful and rewarding. For those who want to continue enjoying the freedom of movement that digital nomadism entails, there are various steps they can take.

Use A VPN For All Your Devices

One of the best things about the digital nomad lifestyle is that it doesn’t discriminate. Just as traditional nomads would use a tent to sleep in and a tarp to cover their belongings in case of sudden downpours of rain, digital nomads use whatever technology they can get their hands on to maintain their traveling lifestyle. Whether it’s a camper, a van, or a cabin in the woods, as long as there’s WiFi and power outlets they can set up camp and connect their devices. What’s more is that since this technology is often shared and supported by the community, it’s usually pretty affordable too.

In order to continue enjoying the freedom of movement that digital nomadism entails, it’s important for those who want to continue inhabiting this lifestyle to secure their networks. To that end, one of the best things a digital nomad can do is invest in a VPN for all their devices. Doing so ensures that even when they are physically located in one place, like a coffee shop or hotel, they can continue their journey mentally by connecting to a different network. Think of it like being on holiday and needing to work – it would be best to have access to your work network when you’re in the UK, but you also want to be able to browse the internet freely when you’re in Italy. A VPN makes that possible by letting you choose which network to connect to when you’re abroad. That way you can always find yourself a coffee station or hotel room with the perfect WiFi connection and the most comfortable bed you can imagine.

A VPN Can Prevent Data Theft

One of the biggest drawcards of a digital nomad lifestyle is the ability to constantly move and change networks. The more networks you’re connected to the more opportunity there is to gain access to valuable information. However, if you don’t secure your data while on the move, this opportunity might land you in trouble. Data theft is one of the biggest concerns for those who use public WiFi hotspots, especially if you’re not using a VPN to encrypt your traffic. For one thing, as we’ve established, it’s usually pretty affordable, especially if you’re using a no-fee VPN like Windscribe. In addition, you might also have to pay for each device or for each site you visit on the fly, if you don’t have a free trial or if you run out of data while on the move. All of this adds up and it can quickly become pricey. For a digital nomad who’s also a shopaholic, data theft can become an expensive hobby. That’s why it’s important to always think safety first and secure your personal details whenever you’re on the move. A VPN does that by enabling you to create secure tunnels between your devices so that even if someone else is connected to the same network or spotty WiFi connection as you, they still can’t spy on your activity. It’s also one of the reasons why, as a general rule, you should never share your login details with a third party. Doing so exposes you to the risk of identity theft. Finally, using a VPN also prevents you from being tracked by advertisers or security agencies, as the data you transmit is encrypted before being sent.

Use A VPN To Browse The Web Anonymously

Anyone who habitually surfs the web for pleasure might already be using a VPN to secure their connection. Given that most of the content on the web is privately held and not shared by public networks, like WiFi hotspots at coffee shops and hotels, it’s not that strange that so many people are protecting their identity while on the move. In fact, using a VPN while you’re online might just feel normal if you’re not trying to hide your identity – it’s exactly what you would do if you were accessing a private network at a hotel or coffee shop.

However, what sets a VPN apart from other online security tools is its extra functionality. In addition to encrypting your connection and allowing you to browse the web anonymously, a VPN lets you choose exactly which countries you want to allow to access your network. If you have a restricted country network that you don’t want anyone outside of Myanmar (Burma) to access, for example, you can set up a VPN with Thailand as your country of choice. Doing so means that as long as you have a valid login, you will always be able to access your network from overseas. If you don’t want to access certain countries or sites, you can either pick an area-restricted VPN or create your own restricted network with limited resources only available to VIPs/approved users. Creating a restricted network with a VPN is similar to creating a firewall for your computer – it prevents unauthorised access to whatever device or machines you have connected to it, ensuring that even if a hacker manages to get past the firewall, they won’t be able to access your network or devices without your permission. If you’re worried about hackers getting past your firewall, creating a VPN is the best option. As an added bonus, they also provide you with some extra security by keeping a record of all the sites you have visited. While this might sound like a good thing, it’s not – instead, it’s a way for advertisers to track your activity online and target you with ads based on your habits.

Use A VPN To Unblock Websites Blocked In Your Country

A lot of people who are accessing the web from outside of the country may encounter websites that are geo-blocked – i.e., sites that are only available to people in a certain country. If you don’t live in the country where these websites are located, you’ll most likely encounter an error message when you try to visit them. That’s where the necessity for a VPN comes in – by securing your connection with a VPN while you’re abroad, you’ll be able to access any site you want, regardless of whether or not it’s geo-blocked. The internet has made the world a smaller place, as people can now access content from all over the world. That being said, there are certain times when people want to restrict access to a certain country – for example, if you’re in a warzone and the country’s government is restricting certain websites, it’s better to be able to access those websites from a VPN.

Choosing a VPN that supports the uSwitch network is ideal, as that’s what you get with uSwitch – VPNs that aren’t part of the uSwitch network don’t have all the beneficial features. For example, if you’re trying to access a geo-blocked site while abroad and you don’t have a uSwitch account, you’ll either have to pay for the site you want to visit or create an account with a VPN that supports the uSwitch network. Once you have an account with a VPN that supports the uSwitch network, you can access any site, even if it’s geo-blocked. That way, you have the best of both worlds – the freedom to roam the world and access any site, as well as the security that a VPN provides.

Use A VPN For Maximum Security

If you’re really serious about maintaining your privacy and security while on the move, you might want to consider getting a dedicated device just for that purpose. While it’s not necessary, it’s definitely a good idea to get a VPN that comes with its’ own mobile phone – that way you’ll always have a way to connect to the internet when you need it. In addition, a dedicated VPN device means you don’t have to bother with setting up a WiFi hotspot or connecting to a virtual private network on a laptop every time you want to access the internet. Simply boot it up and you’re good to go.

With a dedicated device, you can also run up to three different networks simultaneously – if, for example, you’re in Thailand and you want to connect to the Myanmar network, you’d simply need to switch the VPN device to that network. Doing so prevents any chance of data theft or unauthorised access by third parties. Finally, it prevents hackers from being able to access your network if they get past your firewall. When selecting a VPN for maximum security, it’s important to look for a company that is well-known and reputable in the security community. While it’s good to be able to access any site or application you want, it’s also important to ensure that you’re not putting your personal data or security at risk. A dedicated VPN device ensures that your personal information stays secure, even if you’re using public WiFi or other unsecure connections to access the web or to send and receive emails.

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