Thanks for the information. I were somehow lead to believe that OpenVPN were a free to use VPN but it makes sence now you have explained it to me.VPN is a protocol that allows you to connect to another network securely over the internet. It's often used for home and off-site workers to connect to their office intranet for example.
OpenVPN is an example of a program that handles things on your end, you put in the details of a VPN server program set up on the network you want to connect to.
Are you talking about the anonymity services that have been lately advertising themselves as 'VPNs'?
They offer to route your traffic through their network before it goes out onto the wider internet so that the person providing the internet connection (ISP, university, wi-fi hotspot owner etc.) can't see the unsecured traffic, and services you connect see the connection originate at their network.
Welcome to the forums. Is that a list from your experience using them? Are they actually all free? Hide Me for exampleHere are the best free VPN services that you can use:
- ProtonVPN Free
- Hotspot Shield Free
Not being pedantic (but being pedantic) VPN is not a protocol, it is an acronym for a technological method of secure connectivity (primarily used in public network space). VPN's - Virtual Private networks certainly use various network and security protocols to operate, but is not a protocol in itself.VPN is a protocol that allows you to connect to another network securely over the internet. It's often used for home and off-site workers to connect to their office intranet for example.
I use ExpressVPN. Most of the time these free VPNs aren't that great because they put a cap on your performance, so that you would upgrade to their paid plans.Welcome to the forums. Is that a list from your experience using them? Are they actually all free? Hide Me for example
Has a review that says “may be expensive but....” and has more paid options than the one that says $0.00 with no clarity what that plan is....
Which one are you using currently? That would be a good recommendation for the OP.