Netgear routers support VPN connections using two different protocols: PPTP and L2TP/IPSec. Before following any of the instructions below, note that you will need specific information from your VPN provider in order to complete these steps.
To setup a PPTP VPN connection on your Netgear router:
1. Login to the router’s web interface by entering its IP address into a web browser’s URL bar. The default IP address for Netgear routers is http://192.168.1.1.
2. Enter your username and password when prompted – the default credentials for Netgear routers are “admin” for both the username and password fields.
3. Click on “Advanced” in the menu on the left side of the page, then select “VPN Settings” from the drop-down menu that appears beneath it.
4. In the “PPTP/L2TP Server Address” field under Peers, enter your VPN provider’s server address here – this should be supplied by your provider.. In most cases this will be some variation of “pptpvpn(dot)yourprovider(dot)com” or “l2tpvpn(dot)yourprovider(dot)com”. If a specific server address isn’t provided, contact customer support for assistance in finding one that works with your service.. 5 Under “Call Direction”, set this to “Dial Out”. 6 For “My IP Address”, enter an unused private IP address from within your home network’s range – e., 192XX or 10.XX . Some providers may have already configured a server IP within their networks; check with them before proceeding . 7 Under “User Name”, enter your VPN login username – again, this should be supplied by your provider 8 Under “Password”, enter your VPN login password 9 Leave all other options untouched . 10 Click “Apply” at te bottom of hte screen make sure everything looks good then reboot hte router whic can be done form th ebasic settings page 11 To verify everything worked log intothe router again an go back tot he vpn settgins page 12 y oushould see somthing like thi sin te pptp client status box : Connected: MyIpAdress after clicking apply try connecting otth einternet via te vpn using either WiFi or ethernet wired conenction 13 whentryingto access something tat uses te internet suchas accessinga wesbite loading mail etc itmay take along time since it has to go throught eh tunnel first but onceloaded pages shuld load relatively quickly Enjoy!
First, you’ll need to purchase a router that is compatible with VPNs. Not all routers are created equal and some do not support VPNs. Do your research to make sure you’re getting a good quality router that will support a VPN connection.
Once you have your router, the next step is to set up your VPN account. You’ll need to sign up for a service such as ExpressVPN or NordVPN. Be sure to choose a reputable provider that offers good speeds and security features.
After you have an account set up, it’s time to configure your router for the VPN connection. This will vary depending on what type of router you have and what type of VPN service you’re using. Many routers come with pre-configured settings for popular VPN providers so be sure to check if yours does before moving forward with this step. If not, don’t worry – most routers’ interface can be easily navigated even if you’re not familiar with networking terms. Simply look for any references to “VPN” in the navigation menu and follow the prompts from there until yourrouter’s firmware has been updated with the new settings required for connectingto your chosen provider’s servers.) target=”_blank”>(https://www.
Assuming everything went smoothly during set up (and congratulations if it did!), all that’s left now is testing out your new connection! Try accessing censored websites or geo-blocked content from different regions aroundthe world and see how seamless and fast the experience is thanks toyour new found freedom courtesy of Virtual Private Networking!
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