PDA

View Full Version : VPN info



DarkFather
30-07-2011, 12:09 AM
I am looking to get a VPN.

However, this is all new to me. I am in the dark in how to set one up and what the differences between PPTP, L2TP, and OpenVPN is let alone which one will work with my router.

I looked at Strong VPN, which are highly rated, but I don't know which package to order and what they all do. I was going to get the 55 dollar per year package. But, like I said, this is ALL new to me.

My router is new : Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band router WNDR3400

My PC is self built : Win XP Pro SP3 (slipstreamed), 3G ram, AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual 5200+, Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Erayd
30-07-2011, 12:13 AM
What are you wanting to use the VPN for? This has a big impact on what is the best solution to recommend.

Are you setting up a VPN system for a workplace, or are you after something to provide you with unrestricted internet access from a censored country or location, or are you trying to get an IP address based in another country, etc etc... you can see that there are a *lot* of variables here; it's not really possible to make a valid recommendation without more info.

OpenVPN is definitely the most flexible of the options you've listed, but may or may not be appropriate - it depends on your requirements.

DarkFather
30-07-2011, 02:02 AM
What are you wanting to use the VPN for? This has a big impact on what is the best solution to recommend.

Are you setting up a VPN system for a workplace, or are you after something to provide you with unrestricted internet access from a censored country or location, or are you trying to get an IP address based in another country, etc etc... you can see that there are a *lot* of variables here; it's not really possible to make a valid recommendation without more info.

OpenVPN is definitely the most flexible of the options you've listed, but may or may not be appropriate - it depends on your requirements.

To make my internet activity untraceable with fake IP address, etc.

To "tunnel" and use internet without ISP hindrance, including file sharing and streaming of content.

Does that help?

Chilling_Silence
30-07-2011, 09:26 AM
Unfortunately we can't condone that kind of discussion here. Wish we could, but we can't ... It's against the rules.

BTW - It's not your ISP you should be worried about, they don't care.