set up a vpn on your own computer

How To Set Up A VPN On Your Own Computer (2 Videos)

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Last Updated on January 5, 2021 by Calvin C.

Background of installing a VPN on your own computer

One benefit of a VPN is that it works at operating system level. Once you install it, any access to the internet passes through the VPN tunnel. In this article, we look at how to set up a VPN on your own computer, whether you have a Mac or you have a Windows PC.

To make things easy, there is a video on how to install the VPN for each operating system.

We used ExpressVPN as an example, but the basics are the same for all VPN services.



A VPN is definitely useful to access the internet securely and privately. All your traffic is encrypted and that makes it difficult for hackers or your ISP to see what you do online.

Standard features that are in top VPN services are:

  • A reliable kill switch
  • No DNS leaks
  • Widespread coverage to guarantee high speed of the network
  • Masking of your IP address
  • Good customer support
  • No log policy
  • Ability to access unblock online sites like Netflix and Hulu

Cyber-attacks are now more common and it is important to be more vigilant in protecting yourself. By using a VPN, your increase your security exponentially.


Leave a comment and let us know which VPN you are a using.

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