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Basics

What is a VPN protocol? – OpenVPN, WireGuard, SSTP, PPTP, IPsec, L2TP, IKEv2

I have already explained to you what a VPN is and how it can protect you from data hijackers, snoopers, prying eyes and other cyberthreats from the Internet. Even geoblocking and censorship can be handled. We also know that a VPN is a logical connection between two devices. So-called VPN protocols such as OpenVPN are…

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Speed test

Speedtest NordVPN — WireGuard (NordLynx) vs OpenVPN

I am generally rather skeptical about speed measurements, speed tests or a speedtest. The reason is simple. There are simply too many factors that can fluctuate to take only the speed test as a criterion for a good VPN service. I like to compare this with the megapixels of cameras. If I had to choose…

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Basics

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…