This is a good article to find if you’re looking for info on how to use a VPN on your router. Most of the information here will apply to all VPNs, but the instructions are written with the example of NordVPN.
What Is A VPN And Why Should You Use One?
To answer this question, it’s crucial that you understand what a VPN is and what its benefits are. A VPN, or virtual private network, encrypts your data and routes it through a network of VPN servers, keeping your personal information secure and private even when you’re online. When you use a VPN, you’re able to establish a safe and secure connection with a new server whenever you connect to the internet, protecting you from cybercriminals and others who would like to access your data.
VPNs were initially designed for use by government agencies and military personnel due to their superior security features and high-end hardware requirements. These days, however, it’s commonly used by anyone who needs a safe and secure connection to reach their desired online destinations, whether they’re gamers looking for a different experience or businesspeople seeking competitive advantages through confidential interactions.
How Do I Install And Use A VPN On My Router?
To get started, you’ll need to perform a few simple steps. First, find the VPN app that works best with your device. Then, download and install it. Finally, add a few more steps involving creating a configuration file for the app so that it connects to the internet when you launch it. Let’s have a look at each step in detail.
Find The Best VPN App For Your Router
There are a few different VPN apps available for different operating systems like iOS and Android. Many of these apps are free, but some are paid. It’s a good idea to try out a few different free VPN apps before making a purchase decision. You’re not necessarily looking for the best possible app, you just want something that suits your needs.
With that out of the way, let’s move on to the next step.
Installing The App
Once you’ve found the app that works best with your router, all you need to do is download and install it. You can find installation instructions for almost all routers in the internet docs or on the vendor’s website. Just make sure that you follow the correct steps.
Once the app is installed, you’ll need to launch it and click on the link to create a free account. If you already have a VPN account with another provider, you can import it here. When you click on the link, a new window will pop up where you can enter your email address and create a password. As you can see in the screenshot below, the email address and password are used to create a secure connection to the VPN server.
Create A Configuration File For The App
If you already have a VPN account with another provider, you can skip this step and go straight to configuring your new NordVPN account. If you’re just getting started, make sure to create a configuration file for the app so that it connects to the internet when you launch it. You can find the configuration file in your AppData/Roaming/NordVPN/ folder. Just edit it to your liking and save it. If you’re on Windows 10, you can find and open this folder and configuration file through the Apps folder. Once you’ve found it, make sure to save it as NordVPN.config.
Now that you have a successful instance of a VPN server running on your computer, you can move on to the final step.
Launch The VPN And Follow The Onscreen Instructions
To connect to the VPN server you just set up, launch the app and click on the link to connect. You’ll then be asked to enter your email address and create a password. Once you’ve done that, click on the link to connect to the internet through the VPN server. You can now browse the web and use all the apps that your router can support through the VPN connection.
If you followed the steps correctly, you should see a green light on your VPN app’s icon and a confirmation message at the top right corner of your screen. If you’re still getting started, make sure to take some time to read the documentation provided by the developer or check out their FAQs for first-time users.