Openvpn questions

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Bird333, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. Bird333

    Bird333 Network Guru Member

    Why would someone use a VPN service versus setting up a VPN server on their own router? Just to be clear, this is not a criticism I am just curious. I have openvpn server running on my router (that I never use :)) but I am just wondering if I am missing something.
  2. lancethepants

    lancethepants Network Guru Member

    If you don't want even your ISP to know what your traffic is, you can used a 3rd party VPN service to make your browsing/usage anonymous.
    Depending on your geographical location, you may want to use a VPN to gain access to services not available in your country. I know many outside the US use VPNs hosted within the US to gain access to Netflix and other services that are geographically restricted.
  3. Bird333

    Bird333 Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the explanation.
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