Setup and Getting Started

How To Set Up a VPN?

Introduction to a VPN :

VPN is a shortened term for Virtual Private Network, the purpose of using VPN is the security it provided when connected and there are various other aspects that are included in VPN which will be explained in brief in this article.

VPN is commonly used for having a secure connection between the source that is you and the destination that is the website or the point you are connecting to.

It provides a secure channel of encryption while you are connected making sure that any intruder or in other terms a hacker cannot bypass your connection to steal your data or misuse the information.

It is also used by many people for accessing Geo Restricted websites, For example : You are a huge fan of the F.R.I.E.N.D.S TV series but the show is banned or restricted in your area or your location, You can simple sign up to a VPN service that has servers located in the country where there is access to the TV series. Basically the idea is simple, connecting to a server in the those locations, you will be pretending to be a local user and the website you are trying to access will identify you as a connection from the same location or region.

How to set up a VPN ?

Setting up a VPN is easy unless you want it on your router, There are several ways in which a VPN can be set up depending on the Operating system you want to set it up on.

Below are some important steps you need to follow :

  1. Sign up to a trusted VPN service, With us at LimeVPN, you can set it on multiple Operating systems like Android, Windows, MAC, iOS, Linux and also on routers.
  2. Once you receive your VPN details, Simply follow the steps as per our guide  for the OS you want to setup the VPN on.
  3. Select a server you want to connect to the 15+ selected server across the world, You can find the details here
  4. Once you are connected, the server IP will be assigned to you and your connection will be represented by the server IP masking your actual IP address.
  5. It’s time to browse having the confidence that no one will be able to bypass your device or steal your data.

How VPN improves your internet experience ?

As discussed earlier, VPN is used commonly for encryption, More than 50% of people over the globe use VPN having varieties of aspects for their usage, VPNs are normally used for secure browsing, watching Geo-restricted sites, Secure gaming or connecting to gamers around the globe through a single IP and lot more.

A successful VPN provider normally has servers with locations covering all the regions around the world, but you should also know that VPNs are banned or illegal in some countries like China, Syria, UAE, Africa, Iran, Iraq and many other western countries. It is always recommend to use VPN as browsing openly may have your data at risk, This can be anyone spying on your data or your connection, or government agencies monitoring your browsing activities or your payment details or account details being tracked by any hacker. Reasons are many and the solution is just one – VPN.

Apps/VPN for all the devices :

LimeVPN provides access to set up VPN on all the leading operating systems with a wide variety of protocols, Be it Android, MAC or Windows, you have a set up method for all of them.

Once you have completed the setup, it is simple, connect to a server and start browsing securely,

You can follow the steps as in the below links :

How to use VPN on your WIndows Desktop using App

How to use VPN on your Windows Desktop without an application

How to use VPN on Android Device/Smartphone

How to use VPN on MAC OS

How to use VPN on iOS smartphones

In rare cases, we see that techies use Linux/ubuntu OS and also on Chromebook,  we have a solution for them too :

How to use VPN on Linux/Ubuntu

How to use VPN on ChromeBook

Our VPN services are good to be used on routers as well, However you will have to make a note of 1 important thing before you proceed with it.

VPN can be set up on routers in 2 ways :

  1. As a VPN client
  2. As a VPN Server.

You will have to check which type of router do you have, Incase it is the one which allows VPN client setup, then you are few steps away from setting it up on your router as well.

How to use VPN on routers  

Conclusion :

Now that you have the complete guide to setup VPN under one roof, it should not be an issue for you to set up VPN on your device to enjoy secure browsing. However in case you still face issues or should you have any questions about our services, We at LimeVPN are always at your service with our 24/7 support.

Happy and Secure Browsing.!!

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