What is a VPN?
A Virtual Private Network is a service that allows you to connect to the Internet via an encrypted tunnel to ensure your online privacy and protect your sensitive data. VPNs are commonly used to secure connections to public Wi-FI hotspots, hide IP addresses and make your browsing private.
Why do I need a VPN?
Hide your IP address – Masking your IP address is essential to becoming private online. A VPN makes sure that your city, country, and torrent download history aren’t linked to your identity.
Stay safe on public wifi – A VPN encrypts your online data and helps to secure your personal information when you use free Wi-Fi in airports or anywhere else.
Access blocked websites – You can unblock sites by connecting to a VPN server in a different country. Access to various websites is restricted in many countries due to growing internet censorship or geo-blocking.
How do I get a VPN
I’ve been testing the NordVPN for several months with my Sky Q system and it simply works – current deals from £45.80/51,55€ for 24 months!
With over 1040 servers in more than 61 countries, NordVPN can accommodate your requirements.
NordVPN allows you to install on all your devices -with 6 active connections at any one time
NordVPN has a downloadable app for all devices and if you are running a VPN router, you can even download the OpenVPN configuration file.
NordVPN does not limit the number of devices that you connect!
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My first router was a GL-iNet GL-MT300N but I found the performance to be a little slow and occasionally it disconnected, to be fair if cost about 20€ and is tiny.
I’ve now upgraded to an Asus RT-AC68U1u, cost was approx. 45€ [the price varies from 40€ on Amazon.fr] – link to the product below.
The difference has been phenominal – this router is WAY more powerful that any of the micro routers advertised!
How to install NordVPN on the ASUS RT-AC86U
The Asus plugs directly into your existing router [Livebox, SFR box, Bouygues whatever you have] via an etherent cable.
If you are uncomfortable installing the VPN service, you can have the router shipped to me OR I can logon remotely and set it up for you [requires a Google account, Google Chrome and the Google remote access extension]
Contact me for more info or to purchase this service
Here is my current setup:
Orange fibre @ 2Gbps on NATHD network. [seeing speeds up to 2.5Gbps!!!!]
Ubiquiti networks Unifi Ap’s
Ubiquiti USW Flex mini gigabit switches
Ubiquiti Unifi network controller
Asus RT-AC68U with Surfshark VPN
2TB Sky Q box with 2 Sky Q minis
Apple TV 4k 64Gb
LG 65″ TV
Google TV and a bunch of Google home speakers.
If your VPN router can’t be connected directly to your Livebox/SFR router, then I would suggest a CPL system – they are plug and play.
The first set has wifi, the second cheaper item does not.