1. DNS Leak DNS Leak is the most common type of leak when you are connected to a VPN. Even after your VPN is successfully connected, there’s a possibility that your DNS queries are sent outside the secure tunnel established by the VPN. As such, your ISP or the owner of the WiFi hotspot you […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
What’s your location? A post on Reddit reported that Google continues to display his actual address despite him using a VPN, turning off WiFi and blocking Geolocation. He even tried fresh installations. Intrigued by the post, I did the tests described here to understand the behavior. To eliminate the possibility of tracking by cookies, I […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A lot of people use OpenDNS on their home networks to block contents that might be harmful to children. Some were asking whether OpenDNS can add a filtering category to block unwanted ads. The answer from OpenDNS was no, and for good reason. As a result, if you want to use a DNS service to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
There are many situations where a home VPN server may be useful. First of all, it allows you to securely access your home network remotely. And if you have a network wide ad blocker at home, you can still use it while you are away, by tunneling your device back to the home network. You […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
When the WyzeCam started selling a few years back, there was an alarming review on Amazon stating that it was sending data all over the world. The reviewer claimed seeing traffic heading to China, Japan and Germany, among other locations. The review on Amazon is probably no longer available. But the discussion on Reddit is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Configure your router to use OpenDNS When you block the Social Networking category on OpenDNS, Snapchat will be blocked. In order to make this work, you’ll need to sign up for OpenDNS Home, and configure your router to use OpenDNS. Here are the steps: Create an OpenDNS account. Enter the OpenDNS addresses, 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Putting Kodi on your Firestick is one of the best ways to watch movies on your big screen TV. The Firestick provides convenient remote controls and high quality playback, while various Kodi addons bring you vast amounts of video sources from the Internet. However, I’m not going to show you how to install and use […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
On a computer that doesn’t have GPS and cellular connection, how does your browser get your location? The obvious answer is it uses your IP address. But that is not true. You can do two simple tests to confirm this: Open https://browserleaks.com/geo. Click Allow Location Access when prompted. Check your location and Accuracy. More likely […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
There are situations where you want to bypass your VPN for certain web sites or apps. For example, you might want to pass all traffic from some devices through VPN, except for when those devices visit streaming web sites such as Netflix, Hulu etc. Some VPN clients give you the ability to choose which apps […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Download StrongVPN WireGuard configuration files Log on the StrongVPN WireGuard web site. Choose the location of your WireGuard server. Then click GENERATE. Save the WireGuard conf file. Create a StrongVPN WireGuard connection Log in the pcWRT management console, click on the WireGuard VPN icon under Apps. Under the Client tab, check the network you want […]Continue Reading... No Comments.