This month, one of the biggest tech companies was propelled into the news for all the wrong reasons when it was revealed that Google had secretly developed a tool that could have helped the Chinese government track down dissidents. Dubbed the “Great Cannon”, the search giant’s mass surveillance effort reportedly has the ability to scan Google users’ emails, search histories, and even the content of their Skype calls. Regardless of whether you stand behind Big Tech or think their business model is flawed, there’s one thing we need to agree on. Having a private conversation via email or any other medium is extremely dangerous when anyone – or any agency – can easily scan it and create a permanent record of sorts. That’s why I believe setting up a VPN on your Asus router is one of the best ways to ensure your personal data stays private. Let’s take a look at how to set up a VPN on Asus Router.
In the same way that technology changed the way we communicate, it can also change how we keep our personal data secure. Thanks to the likes of WhatsApp, WeChat, and other encrypted messaging apps, it’s now easier than ever to stay in touch with friends and family while keeping your personal information private.
WhatsApp’s co-founder Jan Koum stated that the company’s end-to-end encryption provided a “shield” between your device and the people monitoring it. Because the company guards your communications client-to-client, the company cannot access your information even if it wanted to. As long as you keep your device’s security up-to-date and use a good VPN, you’ll be able to keep your personal data secure via WhatsApp.
Even if you take advantage of the private spaces offered by these apps, you should still use a VPN to keep your personal data secure. When you log into a private space on a social media app such as TikTok, the app stores and servers that host your content are the only ones that have your data. Unless you specifically share your data with public partners such as advertisers or copyright holders, keeping your personal information private is the best policy. A VPN helps keep your data secure while surfing the web or using apps on your smartphone.
The Many Benefits Of A VPN
Setting up a VPN on your Asus router grants you a number of benefits, not the least of which is protecting your personal data. Let’s take a quick look at some of the ways a VPN can help keep your data secure.
More Freedom To Move About
When you run a VPN, your internet connection is generally routed through several different servers before it reaches the website or app you’re trying to visit. As a result, your movement about the internet is more secure than if you were surfing with an unsecured network connection. When your traffic is being redirected through a VPN, it prevents third parties from monitoring your activity. In other words, it protects your freedom to move about the web. Even though the average VPN connection is fairly fast – usually much faster than other types of connections – it can still feel sluggish if you’re used to ultra-faster speeds.
More Freedom In Entertainment
The major advantage of a VPN is its ability to change your IP address. An IP address is a numeric code that identifies your device on the internet. If you’re watching Netflix or other streaming services on your smartphone or tablet, the IP address for those services is often times restricted to a few geographical locations. For example, if you live in the UK but are watching Stranger Things on Netflix, the IP address for that show might be restricted to a few cities within the country. This can make it hard for you to watch video content not blocked in your country.
The advent of VPNs allows you to access content blocked by geo-restrictions. If you live in Germany but are trying to access the UK version of Netflix, for example, you will run into issues due to region restrictions. A VPN allows you to change your IP address to an unrestricted one that will allow you to access content wherever you choose. When you connect to a VPN, your IP address is changed to that of the server located closest to you – often times this is done via a geographic proxy – removing the restrictions imposed by geographic location.
More Freedom In Business
If you’re doing online business, the need to have a private and secure connection to do business becomes even more important. For those who run a VPN, this becomes a matter of course as they generally use the service for everything. Thanks to VPNs, doing business online becomes as easy as possible. You can connect to a VPN server in another country to perform transactions with businesses that are beyond your country’s borders. While it’s not always possible to do business with companies located in other countries, it’s generally easier to find the resources you need when you have a secure connection.
If you own a business and do a significant amount of business online, the need for a VPN becomes even more apparent. When you have a private and secure connection to the internet, it makes it much easier to gain customers and perform transactions online. Thanks to the wonders of the internet and its ability to be accessed globally, the world is becoming a smaller place. It is now possible to do business with customers all over the world. Thanks to VPNs, the world is becoming a more accessible place thanks to the internet.
How Do I Set Up A VPN On My Asus Router?
If you’re using the Asus router already, all you need to do to set up a VPN is to connect to its web interface (usually found at http://192.168.1.1) and look for the “VPN” entry in the settings menu. You’ll see a list of various VPN providers that the company has enabled for its customers. If you click on the “+” sign next to the VPN you want to use, you’ll be presented with a simple dialog where you can either enter a name or click to continue and create a secure password. Remember, the more complex your password, the harder it will be for anyone to hack into your internet connection via brute force attacks or dictionary attacks. Once you have a secure password, you can click to continue and setup the VPN connection. While this process is fairly simple, I wouldn’t be surprised if some people were still finding it tricky to set up even the most basic of VPNs using the router’s web interface. A simpler, freer alternative is to use the Asus router’s built-in VPN client. To learn how to do this, simply scroll down the router’s main menu and click on the link titled “Network Settings”. You’ll then be presented with a screen similar to the one below.
From here, you can either connect to a Server Location (the server’s physical address) or choose from a list of various VPN providers. When connecting to a Server Location, the VPN will be automatically configured and you won’t have to enter any further information. If you’re already using a VPN provider from the list, all you need to do is click on the “Connect” button. You’ll then see a screen where you can enter the name of the server location or choose from a list of countries that the server is based in.
The major downside to using the router’s built-in VPN is that it doesn’t always work well with certain apps or services. For example, if you’re using Netflix to stream movies, TV shows, or other video content, you’ll have issues playing content not hosted within the country the VPN is configured to. This may also cause issues with some multiplayer gaming as well if the game servers are located in another country. If you want to use the device’s VPN to access unblocked content, you’ll have to use a third-party VPN client as the router’s client doesn’t offer all of the features a good VPN client would have.
More Ways To Secure Your Network
If you’re looking for ways to increase the security of your home network and the devices connected to it, you’ve got several options. Using a VPN is an easy and free way to ensure your devices are always communicating with each other via a secure connection. This can protect you from identity theft as well as online predators. If you’re worried about your personal data being stolen, a VPN is one of the safest ways to ensure it stays private. Thanks to the increasing popularity of online banking and shopping, credit cards and bank account numbers are often the digital equivalent of a social security number. Stolen credit card numbers are sometimes used to make online purchases or log into online accounts. A VPN allows you to keep credit cards and other personal information private even when connected to public WiFi networks.