Re: VPN from home router?
>> I'm not needing to connect to my home PC. When I use my laptop to
>> connect to the Internet at an Open Wi-Fi hotspot I'd like to be able to
>> use a VPN. If I can connect securely to my router/LAN then I would have
>> access to the NET via my home ISP. I guess the router would be acting as
>> a server. Do they make such a thing?
> If you are ALREADY connected to the internet why on EARTH would you then
> want to VPN to your Router to err connect to the Internet?
> If it's because you can't send emails from outside your ISP just change
> the smtp server settings....
Because connecting via Open Wi-Fi is insecure. Using a VPN over the
wireless link to a wired network is safer. I currently use Hotspot Shield
which is a free VPN service. It does exactly the same thing, however they
put ads in the browser plus there is the matter of trusting them. I would
prefer to go through my home router and use my own ISP (since I'm already
trusting them). I believe I could do this by using my home PC as a gateway,
but I don't want to leave my home PC running all the time.