STEP 1: Get Started
If you are reading this, I assume you’ve either tried to use a VPN before or at least heard of them. Most people have, as they are quite versatile and can be used for many different purposes. However, if you want to use a VPN to securely access the web while abroad, you need to follow a few simple steps to ensure the process goes smoothly.
STEP 2: Choose A VPN Service
If you want to use a VPN to securely access the web while abroad, the first thing you need to do is to choose a VPN service. There are several good services out there, and while not all of them are made equal, we’ve compiled a list of the best free VPNs that adhere to strict standards of privacy and security.
What makes a VPN stand out? Besides the obvious security and privacy benefits, a VPN offers a few other handy features that might make it the preferred choice for certain users. Some of the more popular ones include:
- IPv6 and IPv4 address support (most VPNs these days support both)
- Randomly generated passwords
- Multiple logins allowed
- Easy to use
- Zero logs (no history of activity)
Once you’ve selected a VPN service, it’s time to move on to the next step.
STEP 3: Install The VPN Client On Your Phone
Installing a VPN client on your phone doesn’t have to be hard—most app stores make it easy to find and install a VPN app. Before you begin, make sure you’ve downloaded the correct app for your phone. To identify the correct app, check the specifications for your device. Then, find the app that meets your needs and download it. Once you’ve downloaded the app, open it and follow the on-screen instructions to setup the VPN connection.
If you’re using an Android device, you can find more information here: https://support.google.com/androida/answer/6096623?hl=en
STEP 4: Connect To The VPN Server
After you’ve setup the VPN client on your phone, you need to connect to the VPN server. This is simply a one-time process, and for the most part, it shouldn’t pose any difficulties. To connect to a VPN, simply enter the server’s IP address into the app’s settings and then confirm the connection. If everything is configured correctly, the VPN app will establish a secure connection to the server and you can begin using it.
If you are having trouble connecting to the VPN server, check the settings on the server itself. Sometimes, this is where things go wrong. If for some reason, you are unable to connect to the VPN server, contact the support team for assistance. Remember, we’re here to help if you need anything. We’re sure you’ll enjoy using this service once you’ve tried it.
Once you’ve connected to the VPN server successfully, it’s time to move on to the next step.
STEP 5: Use The VPN To Access The Internet
Now that you’ve connected to the VPN server, it’s time to use it to access the internet. To do this, you simply need to enter the server’s IP address into the app’s settings and then enter your preferred search engine and browse to your favorite websites. Remember, your VPN login and password are the same as your login and password for your preferred search engine. So, to access Google, you’d enter your login and password on the VPN app, then enter the IP address of Google’s server (22.214.171.124) into the search engine’s settings.
If you are using an Android device, you can find more information here: https://support.google.com/androida/answer/6048502?hl=en
Remember: Your Security Is Paramount
We’d like to remind you that although your security is important, it’s only one part of your overall security. Strict security protocols and high-quality encryption ensure that no unauthorized persons can intercept your personal or financial information. However, the end user’s experience is equally important—after all, nobody wants to feel like their personal information is being intercepted or that their security is questionable. This is why we’ve gone above and beyond to ensure that you have everything you need to enjoy a safe and private online experience while abroad. We hope this article has helped you understand how to set up a Streisand VPN and how it works. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.