The pcWRT router provides some unique features which are not common among consumer grade products. One such feature is VLAN support. Keyword searches usually don’t work well when a potential customer wants to find products supporting a specific technical feature. So we are trying to find out if AI technologies like ChatGPT and Google Bard […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This is not your normal DNS or WebRTC leak. It is observed that preexisting network connections keep communicating outside the VPN tunnel long after the VPN connection is established. It looked like the iOS leak reported earlier, but this one is more of a VPN client problem than an OS level problem. The challenge with […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
If you don’t have a public IP address from your ISP, but still want to access your home network from the outside, you may need to set up port forwarding using a VPN connection. With this setup, the VPN server will provide the public IP address you need, and the VPN connection will carry the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Many VPN apps come with a “kill switch”, which turns off your Internet connectivity when the VPN connection is lost. Without a kill switch, you might be falsely thinking that you’re protected by a VPN, while the VPN connection is down and your connection is switched back to the ISP. But how do you know […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
If you did some search on this topic, you are probably confused. Most articles on this topic confuse readers rather than helping them. Why you need a VPN server at home First of all, let’s make it clear that there’s only one reason to set up a VPN server at home: you want to access […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
If you want to host a server at home (for example, VPN server, Plex server or game server, etc.), you need a public IP address. Nowadays, more and more Internet Service Providers (ISPs) move their customers behind Carrier Grade NATs (CGNATs) due to the increasing scarcity of IPv4 addresses. Normal ways to set up a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
With the default configuration, your router uses DNS servers run by your ISP. As such, the ISP can easily collect information about the websites you’re visiting (and the apps you’re using). You can override the router’s default settings to make it use other DNS services such as OpenDNS, Quad9 or Cloudflare. But since the DNS […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
You can set up multiple configurations in NextDNS, each with different block lists. These configurations map neatly to the Access Control profiles on the pcWRT router. As a result, you can apply different NextDNS filtering configurations to different devices on your network directly from the router, without the need to set up NextDNS on each […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
TL;DR: the pcWRT router naturally protects you from the 6 leak scenarios listed below (i.e., no extra work needed). But if you’re using another VPN solution, read on. 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 […]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.