Before getting started it is a good idea to do some research about private internet access VPNs. A VPN will encrypt your data and allow you to connect to websites and apps that are geo-blocked or otherwise restricted in your region. There are also various pricing plans available depending on how much data you need and how much security you require. Let’s have a look at what you will need to know before getting started.
Legal And Financial
Make sure you are aware of all the legal and financial ramifications of connecting to a VPN. Many companies that provide these services have terms and conditions that must be accepted before using their services. You will also need to ensure that you are not breaching any local laws in the country you live in. You should consult a lawyer or financial expert to ensure that you are not being taken advantage of.
The system requirements for setting up a VPN are fairly minimal. You will need a device with an internet connection such as a wired or wireless router. On the LAN side you will need a device with a network adapter such as a PC or Mac. You will also need to install and run a VPN client on one of these devices. The most basic requirements are:
- A device with an internet connection
- A device with a network adapter
- A VPN client
- An operating system (Mac OS X El Capitan or Windows 10)
- All of the latest software updates
- Availability of secure and private places for users to connect to (also known as secure sockets layer – TLS)
- Accountability (you should be able to trace the activities of any given device)
Choose A VPN
With all of the various VPN providers out there it can be difficult to know which one you should choose. There are several factors that you should consider before making a decision including pricing, features, security, and support. When choosing a VPN make sure that you are aware of all of their drawbacks and that you are comfortable with what you are getting into. It is also important to consider the security of the data you are transmitting when connecting to public Wi-Fi. If you are looking for a secure option then you should consider PPTP or L2TP over IPSec as these types of VPNs give you added security by encrypting your traffic before it is sent. Keep in mind that all VPNs offer some level of security so you are not entirely placing your trust in one particular provider.
Step By Step
Since you have already gone through the hassle of setting up your VPN, why not make the process slightly easier for the next person who wants to use it. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to setup your private internet access VPN on Kodi. Make sure to follow the instructions carefully otherwise you may end up with an unstable or non-functional setup.
This tutorial is created for users of Kodi 16 and above. If you are using an earlier version of the app you will need to do some additional research or contact the developers for instructions on how to set up a VPN on Kodi 15. For security reasons we will not provide detailed step-by step instructions on how to set it up. Instead we will tell you what you need to do and why you need to do it. Feel free to contact us for additional information if you are stuck at any point during the setup process.
When connecting to a VPN always remember to disconnect from the network and log out of all applications and websites before going to sleep or leaving the room. This will ensure that your personal data is not being collected and sold to third parties. Your VPN provider will also have specific instructions on how to keep your device secure when using public Wi-Fi. You should take these instructions seriously as they can vary from device to device and may be different from the instructions provided by the VPN company itself. If you do not disconnect from the network when you are not using it then your personal data may be at risk of being stolen or hacked. Always ensure that your device and network are protected by a firewall before connecting to a VPN. Firewalls can block malicious traffic and unstable connections that could result in a hacker breaking into your device. This could lead to theft of your data or damage to your device.
Create A Home Network
Now that you have a VPN set up and tested you can begin configuring your smart devices to automatically connect to it whenever they are online. To do this you will need to create a home network. The easiest way to do this is by using a router. Once you have a router you can simply add it to your network by following the instructions provided by the manufacturer (most routers have a simple setup page where you can enter the name of the network and select the security mode).
Once you have added the router to your network you can connect your other smart devices (such as laptops and tablets) to it using an HDMI cable. Be sure to remove all of these devices from the network when you are not using them or else the router could become overloaded with connections and end up malfunctioning or crashing due to excessive traffic. Remember to always use a VPN when using public Wi-Fi or other unsecure networks in order to maintain security and privacy.
Configure Kodi To Connect To VPN
Kodi comes with several useful built-in VPN settings you can use to connect to a VPN. Open the Settings application on Kodi and select Network. You will see an option to set a VPN connection. Enabling this option will result in a drop-down menu where you can select from several different providers. Select the connection you want to use and hit the OK button. Now you can open any website or app that requires a login with your VPN credentials.
As mentioned before, VPNs will encrypt your data and allow you to connect to websites and apps that are geo-blocked or otherwise restricted in your region. By connecting to a VPN you are adding an additional layer of security to all of your online activity. This security layer comes with certain drawbacks. One of the biggest issues is that some services will log your activity and share this information with third parties. Make sure to read the terms and conditions of the service you are connecting to before using it. Some VPN services also have the ability to disconnect you from the internet if they detect any illegal activity such as online gambling or downloading pirated content. When choosing a VPN make sure that you are aware of all of its benefits and drawbacks. Don’t be afraid to do some research before committing to any particular service. This way you will know what you are getting into and will be able to make the right decision for your needs.