If you’re looking for ways to unblock web content whilst abroad, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to show you how to set up a VPN connection on your Asus RT-AC56U so you can access the content you want when you travel to another country.
Why You Need A VPN In The First Place
The need for a VPN in the first place is very straightforward. Imagine being in another country, wanting to access a website that is restricted outside of that country. For example, if you’re in Italy and you try to access pinterest.com, you’ll see this message:
Restricted to Italy. Access from within Italy only.
You’ll click ok and pinterest.com will load. But if you’re outside of Italy, the site won’t load and you’ll get this message:
Not Available To Visited Nations. Access from within Italy only.
Now, if you don’t want to miss out on any content, you’ll need to set up a VPN connection. With a VPN connection, you can allow access from anywhere, so even when you’re outside of Italy, you’ll still be able to see pinterest.com. That’s because your VPN provider will have granted you access, even though you’re outside of Italy. They might do that if they realize that you’re abroad, but need to access a site that is restricted outside of your country. So, in other words, they allow geo-blocking. And that’s something that you definitely don’t want..
How To Set Up A VPN On Your Asus
Alright, now that you have a clear understanding of why you need a VPN, it’s time to setup your VPN. First, you’ll need to download the VPN app from your smartphone’s app store. And you’ll need to make sure that you have a VPN app on both your mobile device and your laptop. Let’s look at how to set up a VPN on your Asus desktop first.
To do that, you’ll need to visit the Asus website. Once you’re there, you’ll see a tab on the left-hand side that says Downloads. Click that, and on the next page, you’ll see a list of all the supported operating systems. Look for your operating system, and download the appropriate version. Once you have the OS downloaded, it’s time to move on to the next step.
Now, once you have both your operating system and the VPN app downloaded, it’s time to follow the on-screen instructions. On the desktop, you’ll see a link that says VPN. Click that, and a sidebar menu will drop down. Click the button that says ExpressVPN, and a web browser will open up and take you to the ExpressVPN website. Once you’re on their website, you’ll see a tab that says Download. Click that and you’ll be taken to a page that allows you to download their Android or iOS app. You’ll also see a green check mark by the app, which means that it’s already installed on your device. So, it’s time to move on to the next step.
Once you have the app downloaded, open it. You’ll see the option to connect to a VPN server, as shown in the picture below. You can select a location close to you, if you’re traveling or using the VPN at work, or you can pick a country that you want to access remotely, as shown the screenshot below.
NOTE: If you want to access content that is only available in your country, you’ll need to set up a proxy server on your device. We’ll explain how to do that in the next section.
How To Set Up A VPN On Your Android Device
If you have an Android device, you can download the ExpressVPN app from the Google Play store. Once you have that installed, it’s time to connect to a VPN server. To do that, you’ll need to open the app, and then click the button that says Connect to VPN. You’ll see a list of all the servers, near you. If you want to connect to a specific server, you can type its name into the search bar, and it will appear at the top of the list. Then, you can click the connect button to connect to that server.
Once you have connected to the VPN server, you’ll see a prompt at the top of the screen that shows you the server’s address, as seen in the image below. Then, you can enter the username and password that was provided to you by your VPN provider. And you’re done! You can now access any site or service that you want, even if you are outside of your country.
As you can see, setting up a VPN connection isn’t as complicated as it seems. You just have to follow the simple on-screen instructions, and you’ll be able to use the service. And don’t worry, if you run into any problems, our experts are here to help. So, feel free to give it a try!
Using A VPN To Access Blocked Sites While Abroad
Now that you have a VPN connection set up on your Asus, it’s time to test it out. First, you’ll need to download a VPN client from your smartphone’s app store. Then, you’ll have to open that app, and connect it to your VPN. When you’re connected, it’s time to go abroad and try to access restricted websites.
For example, if you want to visit a French website that is blocked outside of France, you’ll have to use a VPN. And remember, you can’t rely on just any VPN to work when you’re traveling. You need to look for a VPN that supports geotagging. That way, when you try to access a site that is restricted to a certain country, the VPN will know which one to block. In this case, you want to try to access the French website.
To do that, you’ll need to type fr.reverberatingstorm.com into the address bar of your browser. Note: If you’re using Chrome, you’ll need to right-click on the website’s address and select Open in incognito window. That way, Google Chrome won’t cache the website’s contents, and you’ll get the full experience.
When you access a website that is restricted to your country, you’ll see this message:
If you want to access a website that is restricted to a certain country, you’ll need to use a VPN. You can purchase a VPN subscription that is valid for several countries, so you can visit any site you want, even if it is restricted outside of your country. You can find a reputable VPN service that allows you to do that here: https://www.privacy.com/blog/best-vpn-services/#!/section/overview/