How to Set up OpenVPN on Mac OS X

OpenVPN is a popular open source VPN protocol and it is cross platform. While OpenVPN runs on OS X there are no official packages for it. Most VPN providers offer their own OS X binaries that will usually support OpenVPN. A popular proprietary cross platform OpenVPN client is Viscosity. It is reasonably priced at $9 […]

Best VPN Services for Windows

Microsoft Windows operating systems dominate an impressive 90% of the desktop/laptop OS market share around the world. It is no wonder that many VPN users are looking for a Windows-compatible service. We have reviewed many VPNs and created a short-list of the best VPN providers for Windows (including versions 7, 8 and Vista) and tossed […]

How to Set up OpenVPN on Windows 7

OpenVPN is a very popular cross platform open source VPN protocol. Many VPN providers offer a tailored version of the open source OpenVPN client to aid in the installation and configuration of the protocol for their service. Some providers even add custom features to their clients. However, many users desire to install the peer reviewed […]

Comparison of VPN Protocols: PPTP, L2TP/IPsec, SSTP, and OpenVPN

The most popular VPN protocols in use today are PPTP, L2TP/IPsec, SSTP, and OpenVPN. Each of these has its strengths and weaknesses and it can be difficult to decide which is the best choice for your situation. Not all VPN providers support all of these protocols, SSTP being the notable exception, but most will support […]

Smart DNS on Windows 7

How to Set up Smart DNS on Windows 7

Smart DNS is a service that is primarily used for unblocking geo-restricted services. Many sites will limit access to their services to IP addresses originating from specific geographic regions. Some popular services blocked with geo-restriction are Netflix, Hulu Plus, BBC iPlayer, CBC player, Pandora, HBO GO, ESPN, and many more. read more…

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Best VPN for Android 2015

Google released the Android operating system, which is based on the Linux kernel, in 2007 to a lukewarm reception. Since then, Android has skyrocketed to become the most widely used operating system in the world. Android is primarily a mobile operating system, targeting mainly smartphones and tablets, but it is also being used on desktops, […]

Hide My Ass! Review 2015

Hide My Ass! Review 2015

Hide My Ass! is one of the the largest and most recognized VPN providers. They claim to have the world’s largest VPN server network, and arguably so. HMA! is also one of the oldest VPN providers having gone into operation in 2005. They are a UK based company and as such are subject to UK […]


How to Set up L2TP VPN on Windows 7

Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) is a tunneling protocol that is used to support a virtual private network (VPN). L2TP does not provide any encryption by itself, and is typically used with Internet Protocol Security (IPSec). IPSec provides the encryption and authentication whilst L2TP provides the end-to-end tunnel. L2TP was created primarily by Cisco and […]

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PureVPN Review 2015

PureVPN is a Hong Kong based provider that began offering services in 2007. They boast of over one million customers, with hundreds of servers in nearly one hundred countries, across six continents. Their network contains more than 77,000 IP addresses to anonymize your Internet presence and they guarantee a 99.9% uptime while offering 24/7/365 live […]

How to Set up PPTP VPN on Windows 7

Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) is one the common protocols for implementing a Virtual Private Network (VPN). PPTP has been packaged with versions of Microsoft Windowssince Windows 95. The protocol is also supported by OS X, Android, iOS, many mobile phones, and various flavors of UNIX / Linux. Because so many devices have built-in PPTP support, it […]