What is a VPN?

FibreStream Updated by FibreStream

A VPN (Virtual Private Network) creates a tunnel for your Internet traffic and steers it through a remote server. That remote server is configured to hide your IP (Internet Protocol) address. More than that, it encrypts everything you send or receive in the VPN tunnel.

A VPN provides you with a temporary IP address. Your real address is then hidden from every website and email. VPN servers can be found in most countries, and when you use a VPN server in any given country you can experience what it’s like to use the internet in that country.

In the world of remote work, a VPN is frequently utilized to connect you to your work place. This allows users to access resources hosted on a work network from a remote location.

VPN services are compatible with FibreStream service. However, using a VPN typically requires additional configuration on your devices or your wireless router, and will likely result in slower Internet speeds. Please contact your VPN provider for assistance.

See a list below of popular VPN providers:





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