Set up your home VPN server

VPNs come in handy, whether you’re traveling around the world or using public Wi-Fi at your city’s coffee shop.

Buy a VPN and set it up

The upload speed of your home internet connection is very important here. You might want to try VPN and Cryo. Internet service providers often offer less upload bandwidth than download bandwidth.

Why you might want to buy a VPN
Buying a home VPN provides an encrypted tunnel for you to use when using Wi-Fi, as well as gives you access to certain country-owned services, so you can use sites like Netflix. It also provides access to the home network and file sharing from anywhere. You also allow other people to connect to your home network, giving them easier access to the servers you host on your home network.

It also allows you to play LAN-designed games on your PC, although there is an easier way to set up a network for PC gaming temporarily.

A router with VPNs supplying that
Apart from trying to do this, you can buy pre-built software. Top home routers often come with a built-in VPN server, just look for a wireless router that can support VPN servers. You can then use the web router interface to enable and configure the VPN server.

Make sure you research and choose a router that supports the type of VPN you want to buy.

Router cater for DD-WRT or soft party goods to support customers

Custom router software is basically a new operating system that you can run on your router with something new instead of the standard router operating system. DD-WRT is a popular type, and OpenWrt works well.

If you have a router that supports DD-WRT or other third party router software, you can run it with the software and get more features. DD-WRT and similar router software include VPN server support, so you can host a VPN server on a router that didn’t come with the VPN server software.

Be sure to select a supported router or check your current router to see if it is supported by DD-WRT.

The VPN server is dedicated itself to creating the
You can only use the VPN server software on one of your computers, but you may want to use one computer or device at a time, not a home desktop that is turned off when you travel.

If you have a computer that is always on, you can set up an OpenVPN server or similar server and host the VPN server there. VPN servers are available for all types of operating systems, from Windows to Mac and Linux. You just need the appropriate port from your router to the computer running the server software. You can visit to purchase a VPN.

Windows has ways to host a VPN, and Apple’s server app lets you set up a VPN server. Be careful when setting up the server, you may want to use an OpenVPN server for added security.

Hosting from own VPN server from every other place
Here’s another go-to option, halfway between hosting your VPN server on your hardware in exchange for a VPN provider like TunnelBear to provide you with convenient VPN services and apps.

You can host your VPN server with a web hosting provider, which is arguably a few dollars cheaper per month than using a dedicated VPN provider.

Depending on the hosting provider you choose, this could be a quick point and click process where you add VPN server software and get control panel management, or you may need to provide a command line to install and configure everything from scratch.

Once you’ve done that, you may want to set up dynamic DNS on your router. This will give you an easy way to access your VPN if the IP address of your home internet connection has changed.

Make sure you have a VPN server configured securely. You want strong security so that no one else can connect to your VPN. Even a strong password may not be ideal, for example an OpenVPN server with a key file to connect to will require authentication.