How to set up L2TP/IPsec VPN on Linux (using NetworkManager & strongSwan)

Although the L2TP/IPsec VPN protocols were primarily developed by Microsoft and Cisco, there are open source alternatives that work well in Linux. L2TP/IPsec is an older VPN protocol but it is still quite popular despite the Snowden revelations that the NSA may have deliberately weakened the protocol. It supports various encryption ciphers and is built-in […]

How to Set up L2TP/IPsec VPN on Windows 10

L2TP/IPsec is a popular VPN protocol built-in to most modern platforms including Microsoft Windows 10. Using a built-in protocol can be a good choice as you do not have to install any extra applications or worry if they are written securely and bug free. Depending on your provider’s software they can be a little trickier […]

How to Set up an OpenVPN Client on Tomato Based Routers

In this tutorial I will be using an Advanced Tomato router to demonstrate how to set up an OpenVPN client that will encrypt all outgoing Internet traffic on your LAN. Many VPN providers limit the number of simultaneous clients you can have connected to their service. This can be frustrating in a household where you […]

VPN.AC VPN Provider Review

VPN.AC is owned by Netsec Interactive Solutions – a computer security company founded in Bucharest, Romania in 2009. Netsec Interactive solutions is a company whose employees are experts in computer security and cryptography. It is the only VPN provider, I am aware of, who is both ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 certified. VPN.AC is on […]

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How to Set up Smart DNS on Mac OS X

The following guide will show you how to setup Smart DNS on Mac OS X. This how-to was setup on OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 using the PureVPN Smart DNS service but other versions of OS X and providers will be similar. What is Smart DNS? Smart DNS is a service used primarily to unblock geo-restricted […]

How to Set up L2TP/IPSec VPN on Mac OS X

L2TP/IPSec is a popular and widely supported VPN protocol. It is built-in to most modern platforms and Mac OS X is no exception. There are some issues with this protocol and I encourage the reader to check out our VPN protocol comparison article. Read on to see how easy it is to setup a L2TP/IPSec […]