There is a lot of talk on the web about proxies and VPN’s to make you anonymous while you surf. While total anonymity is not possible most of us are not worried about being tracked down by top secret agencies with unlimited resources. The average person is worried about identity theft and loss of their data to hackers and scam artists. In addition, personal privacy from modern day marketing techniques is high on many peoples list.
So where do we start? What is a wireless router and why do I need it? It’s not rocket science – a wireless router allows you to access the Internet via your broadband Internet connection and your (yours, your partners, your family / flat-mates etc), laptop, PC, Mac, iPod, PS3, Wii, iPad or whatever you want to connect.
Your basic laptop will not benefit from a flashy new router but can get away with a single band 2.43Ghz N router – it is backwards compatible – I’ll show you a quick way to set it all up in a later article – something like the Cisco E1000 may fill this niche. However if you have a new laptops then looking at one that handles both bands is a better bet (don’t worry the DLink DIR-825 can do all this for you!).
Luckily, technology is evolving. A new vpn connectivity type has recently appeared, called the Open vpn nasil kullanilir. It is using SSL – short for Secure Sockets Layer. This uses a port which is never blocked by the ISP, not even by Omantel.
Refer to your Manufacturer’s website or documentation for troubleshooting your router or contact the Vendor directly for support. Cheat Note: Caution: use this idea at your own risk – usually there is a little hole in the back of the Router and you can stick a round toothpick into it and push the button inside and it will reset the Router to the Manufacturers settings, do this while the Router is unplugged from any electrical source. This should not upset any of your configurations but do not break the toothpick off inside. It may be best to use a bobby-pin.
Last but not the least, check for the price. Is it affordable? Is the price reasonable for the service they provide? Remember, not because a provider offers high prices doesn’t necessarily mean they offer the best service. See if a company passes all the criteria I mentioned above. If it does and the price it offers is quite cheap, then you found yourself a perfect VPN service provider.