VPN comes handy when you want to connect with your computer from a remote location. While you are working from home or from office, it is easy to share or access the files and devices contained or installed in other computers within the network.
However, the problem arises when you are at some other place and want to access your connected to your home or office network. Not always do you require the help of a VPN service provider in such a case; you can create your own virtual private network with a little bit of knowledge.
Why need for a VPN?
You can always connect to your computer from another place via internet but doing that, you may be putting your important data on severe security risks since almost anyone can access it publicly. However, such is not the case with a VPN and this is the reason why this method is a readily used by companies to enable their employees connect securely to their office network from elsewhere in the world.
Moreover, if you are in the habit of enjoying your favorite shows on Hulu, BBC iPlayer or Netflix back at home, VPN can help you keep yourself abreast of them from foreign locations as well. Not to mention that these streaming websites cannot be accessed from outside their hosting location.
Services to create your own VPN server
You create a virtual private network yourself by using certain effective services available in the market, some of these include:
- LogMeIn (Previously known as Hamachi)
- Comodo Unite Previously known as EasyVPN)
LogMeIn (or Himachi) :
It is the first of its kind software that is readily used to establish VPN connection, you need to only download and install it without worrying about any intricate router configurations, or firewalls.
After installing Himachi on your personal computer at a particular location, you will have to create a network at the other location. Once done, you can join this network by providing a network ID.
The connection thus established is duly safe, secure, authenticated and encrypted to make way for only filtered data. Despite of the fact that it acts a medium to enable your computers communicate with each other, the software does not log your activities.
To help you out in your installation and network set up endeavors, you can also seek the assistance of the user guide offered by LogMeIn.
Comodo Unite (or EasyVPN):
This application works on the similar limes as well and helps you create a secure VPN between computer groups. In order to use it, first of all you need to download it and install on your computer.
Next, register a free account with the application to create a fresh network with a distinct network name and password.
Repeat the same procedure on the other computer as well but here you will have to join the network created on the earlier computer instead of establishing a new one. Provide the same network id and password as used in the parent computer.
This is yet another prominent service that enables you to connect to your PC remotely and helps you to carry on with file sharing, folder synchronization, chatting and varied other activities. The window-based 32-bit application authenticates your identity using your Google account since it is an extension of the Gtalk service by Google.
You can start using Gbridge by signing in through your Gmail user id followed by the computer hostname. The Windows Remote Desktop or the built-in VNC client, i.e., DesktopShare would then play their part in enabling you connect to your PC from the remote location.
You can be rest assured of safety and security while using this software since it is an encrypted VPN that leverages sophisticated technology to make way for utmost secrecy.
You can also see here the all time Top 10 VPN Providers list.
Wish you a Happy and Private Internet Life !!
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