If you’re reading this, I assume you’re either an owner of an LG Stylo already, or are thinking about purchasing one. If so, then maybe it’s time to consider protecting your personal data while online with a Virtual Private Network (VPN). That’s what this article is going to help you with: a step-by-step guide to getting a VPN working with your LG Stylo.
The Options You Have
Let’s get into the good stuff now… Before we begin, let’s discuss some of the things you’re going to need to consider. The first and most obvious thing you need to think about is whether or not you want to go the free route and use a VPN provided by a company or service, or want to pay for one yourself. The major benefit to using a free VPN is that they are often compatible with all the major platforms (iOS, Android, Mac, and PC) and several can be accessed with a simple click of a button. Some free VPNs are reasonably secure and offer a good level of protection, but if you’re really after privacy then you’d better get yourself a paid VPN or create your own.
How Did You Get Here Anyway?
So you’ve decided it’s time to setup a VPN with your brand new LG Stylo. Congrats! That’s awesome. Let’s see it actually works then… How did you get here anyway? Did you buy it brand new from a reputable store? Has it ever been liquidated or do you have an older model? Did you get it as a promotional item or as a part of a bundle? Was there a glitch in the Matrix when you uploaded your VR code?
All of these are important questions, and the answers will dictate how you need to configure your LG Stylo to make it work for your needs. First things first: make sure you’re running the latest software update. In recent years, LG has been pretty good about rolling out significant updates to their devices very quickly. So if you have the newest model, you’re probably good to go.
The Hardware You Need To Have
Depending on what you’re using your device for, you might want to consider getting a VPN specifically for it. For example, maybe you need a VPN for work and use a different one for play. That’s fine, but you’ll have to remember which one you need to use at any given time. There are also some VPNs designed for use with multiple devices at once – allowing you to switch between them quickly and easily with the click of a button – so if you use a different one at work and home, you can connect to the one you need without having to set up an account on every device you use.
Step One: Find The IP Address Of Your Device
In order to connect to a VPN, you either need to have a dedicated IP address or be able to connect to a remote server via PPTP or OpenVPN. If you have a dedicated IP address (usually provided by your Internet service provider), you can simply enter it into the appropriate field in your VPN’s settings area. If you don’t have a dedicated IP address, connecting to a remote server through PPTP or OpenVPN is the next best thing.
Step Two: Configure Your Device To Use The VPN
This step is fairly straightforward. You’ll simply need to connect to a VPN through the settings menu on your device, and you’ll be presented with a login page. Simply enter the username and password you created earlier into the appropriate fields, and you’re good to go.
Step Three: Test Your Connection To The VPN
Now that you have your device configured and connected to the VPN, it’s time to test the connection. To do this, you’ll simply need to launch a web browser on your device and go to the VPN’s website address (i.e. https://vpn.yourvpnprovider.com/**). You should see a page similar to the one below:
If this is the first time you’ve connected to the VPN, you’ll need to click the “Allow Connection” button. This will present you with a warning about “potentially insecure content” from “unknown sources” that you might see while using the Internet. Don’t worry, this is perfectly normal and does not pose any threat to your device or personal information. Simply click “Allow” to continue.
Step Four: Enjoy Full Privacy And An Uninterrupted Conection To The Internet
Once you’ve confirmed the connection is working, it’s time to enjoy all the privacy and benefits that a VPN provides. To close out this article, let’s remind our readers that this process is very specific to the LG Stylo. It might be a good idea to consult the user manual in case there are any steps missing or unclear. Also, be sure to regularly update your device with the latest software upgrades from LG.