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IP addresses of your ISP – how often do they change on average?

An interesting study called Don’t count me out: On the relevance of IP addresses in the tracking ecosystem looked at how often the IP addresses allocated by the ISP change. The study looked at several thousand IP addresses in ten countries around the world. The following countries are included in the study: Switzerland, France, Great…

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What is an IP address and why is it important for VPN?

Let’s start the explanation with an analogy. You must live somewhere and have an address. If you order a brand-new Raspberry Pi (to build a VPN router for example) the package can be delivered according to your address. In a computer network like the Internet, data packets are delivered. In order for the server, service…

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What Is A VPN Kill Switch? Why Do I Need It? To protect your privacy!

Have you ever read that VPN providers advertise they have a kill switch? Have you wondered what that is? A kill switch is indeed some sort of emergency stop switch and it protects your privacy and strengthens your security. A kill switch cuts your Internet connection if necessary Let’s explain this simple: If the VPN…

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Travel

Does my VPN work in Bali / Indonesia? (Virtual Private Network)

Holidays are great and Bali is one of the most popular islands in Indonesia or South East Asia. This is not surprising. It is beautiful and there are plenty of activities on offer. Bali is definitely worth a trip! You want to go diving? Great! Then I recommend a trip from Sanur to Manta Point…

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How To Raspberry Pi

VPN Router – Raspberry Pi, RaspAP and NordVPN (Wi-Fi Hotspot / Access Point)

To use your Raspberry Pi as a hotspot or access point is actually straightforward. You will find many guides that talk about lengthy manual configurations via command line with hostapd and so on. But it is actually much easier if you use RaspAP. Not only is the installation much easier – you also get a…

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VPN or Virtual Private Network: What is it and why do I need one?

A VPN or Virtual Private Network is a direct connection between two networks via a public connection such as the Internet. In order for me to explain to you exactly how a VPN works, a few short and simple basics are necessary. Don’t worry, I will keep it understandable. How do I connect to the…