Access control appliances like routers and firewalls are commonly installed to protect networks against hackers.
In some cases, VPNs are also used to allow users to bypass restrictions and bypass censorship.
The latest example is China’s Great Firewall of China, which has been used to block websites and apps that do not abide by the country’s strict interpretation of censorship and the countrys strict interpretation on online speech.
In recent months, VPN use in China has spiked and VPN services have been banned across the country.
While VPNs may not be ideal for everyone, they can be an important tool in mitigating the effects of censorship.
Here’s how to get started with VPNs.1.
Setup a VPN account1.
Open your VPN account in Google and set a password.
If you’re not sure, use a strong password to log in.2.
Create a new virtual private network (VPN) account.
To do this, open your Google account and create a new account.
This will allow you to use a different name for your VPN, so you can’t be tied to your Google username.3.
Sign up for a VPN service.
You can create an account for free and use it for your own use or for someone else to access your content.
For example, if you’re a photographer and you want to use your own VPN, you can use the same name and password for both your account and for the services you use for your work.4.
Find out which VPN services you need.
Open a VPN search tool and search for “VPN service.”
If you don’t see a VPN provider listed, try typing in your name.
If it doesn’t show, check the “my provider” box and click “Apply.”5.
Set up your VPN settings.
You’ll need to choose your preferred provider, set your VPN connection settings, and set your IP address.
If your IP addresses don’t match, check your router settings and set up your router to accept traffic from a different network.6.
Enable VPN in your Google Account.
Go to your account settings and tap “Settings” to open the “Privacy & Security” section.
Tap the “Change Privacy & Security Settings” button.
Enter your VPN username and password.7.
Create your VPN gateway.
You should now see a “VPN Gateway” section in the “VPN Settings” section of your Google search results.
Open the “Configure your gateway” section and choose the “Vpn gateway” option.
If the VPN settings aren’t clear, ask the service provider for help.
If you’re running an IP-based VPN, open the VPN Settings and tap the “Enable VPN” checkbox.
Your VPN gateway should now work for you.8.
Check your IP traffic and make sure your VPN is working correctly.
If everything is working, tap “VPN” again and check the VPN connection status.
If something goes wrong, tap the VPN button again to close your VPN.9.
Open another search tool.
If all the VPN options aren’t working for you, you may have set up a different VPN provider and configured your gateway differently.
Open up the “Search & Protect” section, and check “Set up your network for use on different networks.”
If your network isn’t listed, check “Add network to network.”10.
Make sure your router is configured to accept incoming traffic from different networks.
Open an internet browser and navigate to your home address or IP address and search the Internet for “My router.”
If all your options aren://my router, then it’s set up correctly.11.
Create another VPN account and check your VPN traffic and settings.
If nothing’s working, you’ll need a new VPN connection.
Make a new new account for the new network.
If all your VPN options arent working, check to make sure all your traffic is working.
Open any search engine on your computer and type in your IP or home address.
You might need to use the following search phrases to make the network work: “MyVPN,” “My IP address,” or “My domain name.”12.
Set a DNS record for your new VPN network.
You will need to set up DNS for the newly created network.
Open DNS and navigate the list of servers to the IP address field.
Tap “Add DNS” to create a DNS server for your newly created VPN network that you can then use.13.
Connect to the VPN service through your home network.
Log in to the network using the IP addresses you used to create your VPN network and select “Connect.”
When the connection is established, you should see a list of IP addresses.
Tap on the one you added and confirm.14.
Verify your IP and network settings.
Tap Connect to confirm your settings.
The VPN connection should be working.
If not, check and make certain your VPN IP address matches your home or other networks DNS server.
If anything goes wrong and the connection isn’t working, go to your router and check all your network settings and make a new DNS record.15.
Update your VPN