Vpn Frequently Asked Questions
VPN (Virtual Private Network) — Is a technology that changes and hides your IP address and encrypts all the incoming and outgoing data while you use the Internet. This way you gain anonymity and are safe as no one can see what you are doing while surfing the web.
From your perspective, being one of the numerous “VPN Center” clients, VPN is the technology that allows you to connect to our servers in Europe or America and get the possibility to use remote network resources as like you are there. In other words “VPN Center” invites you to nestle in our European or American networks, obtaining a European or American IP address on your computer. Simply install our configure the VPN connection, enter your username and password and click the connect button!
Once you connect to our service, a secure internet connection is established between your internet service provider and our internet service provider. Everything you do online is ‘encrypted' and essentially anonymous; anyone trying to break into your internet connection to steal sensitive data (e.g. on public Wifi networks) will not be able to because your web traffic is securely hidden. Websites you visit, usernames and passwords used to login to websites, people you talk to online, and files you download and share will be out of sight by third-parties trying to monitor your online usage and potentially steal sensitive information from you.Not only is your online traffic anonymous, your online identity in the form of an ‘IP address' is also hidden. Your IP address is essentially your ‘online fingerprint' and identification to the rest of the online world. Your IP address can tell people and websites your physical location, which internet service provider you are using and much more. You wouldn't show your identity to a random person in the street, so why would you reveal your online identity and location to potentially millions of online strangers?
Our VPN service is very easy to use, while VPN encryption may sound complicated to some people, you do not need technical knowledge to anonymize your online traffic and protect your online identity. All you need to do is configure the VPN connection, enter your username and password and connect!
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Web proxies are often designed for web filtering and are designated (on LANS) by a WPAD file provided by a DHCP or are directly configured in the web browser. They redirect all traffic through another server for logging, filtering, security and compliance. These are fairly easy to defeat so it's not wise to use them. An inline device is trickier to defeat but does introduce a single point of failure for internet traffic. Proxies do not always, if ever, encrypt traffic.A VPN secures two end points of a network by using header or payload encryption. A site-to-site VPN looks logically like a directly connected network even though it often traverses a variety of networks. This is used for security and connecting disparate networks.
It all depends on the VPN location you connect to.
We advice connecting to a VPN server that's closest to your own country:
For example, a person from Germany should best connect to our VPN server in The Netherlands, while a person in Mexico can better connect to a VPN server 1 of our locations in the United States.
Yes you can still watch your favorite TV shows and movies.
he only thing that your ISP will see is a connection that is made to 1 of our VPN servers. They cannot decipher the traffic as the connection is fully encrypted. Your privacy remains untouched.
VPN Center can currently offer her VPN services in All continents:
More locations will be coming soon…
The main reason to go for a VPN connection is for the extra security to protect yourself from bad guys and identity thieves. With a VPN, the connection is fully encrypted, you can hide your IP and identity. This way you protect your identity and actual location so your privacy is protected from the world wide web.
We have created a tutorial on setting up a VPN connection for Windows 8.
VPN Center has support for pptp (Point to Point Tunneling Protocol) and L2TP (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol):
Windows 8 – PPTP – Manual Setup Tutorial
Windows 8 – L2TP – Manual Setup Tutorial
Windows 8 – PPTP – Video Tutorial
Windows 8 – L2TP – Video Tutorial
We have created a tutorial on setting up a VPN connection for Windows 7.
VPN Center has support for PPTP (Point to Point Tunneling Protocol) and L2TP (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol):
Windows 7 / Vista – PPTP – Manual Setup Tutorial
Windows 7 / Vista – L2TP – Manual Setup Tutorial
Windows 7 / Vista – PPTP – Video Tutorial
Windows 7 / Vista – L2TP – Video Tutorial
We have created a tutorial on setting up a VPN connection for Windows XP, 2000 or 2003.
VPN Center has support for PPTP (Point to Point Tunneling Protocol) and L2TP (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol):
Windows XP / 2000 / 2003 – PPTP – Manual Setup Tutorial
Windows XP / 2000 / 2003 – L2TP – Manual Setup Tutorial
Windows XP / 2000 / 2003 – PPTP – Video Tutorial
Windows XP / 2000 / 2003 – L2TP – Video Tutorial
PPTP (Point to Point Tunneling Protocol) is a good, lightweight VPN protocol offering basic online security with fast speeds. PPTP is built-in to a wide array of desktop and mobile devices and features 128-bit encryption. PPTP is a good choice if OpenVPN isn't available on your device and speed is top priority.
L2TP (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol) with IPsec (IP Security) is a very secure protocol built-in to a wide array of desktop and mobile devices. L2TP/IPsec features 256-bit encryption, but the extra security overhead requires more CPU usage than PPTP. L2TP/IPsec is an excellent choice if OpenVPN is not available on your device, but you want more security than PPTP.
OpenVPN is the premier VPN protocol designed for modern broadband networks, but is not supported by mobile devices and tablets. OpenVPN features 256-bit encryption and is extremely stable and fast over networks with long distances and high latency. It provides greater security than PPTP and requires less CPU usage than L2TP/IPsec.
OpenVPN is the recommended protocol for desktops, including Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
Due to the major security flaws, there is no good reason to choose PPTP other than device compatibility. If you have a device on which neither L2TP/IPsec or OpenVPN is supported then it may be a reasonable choice. If quick setup and easy configuration are a concern then L2TP/IPsec should be considered.L2TP/IPSec is an excellent choice but falls slightly short of OpenVPN's high performance and excellent stability. If you are using a mobile device running iOS (iPhone) or Android then it is the fastest to setup and configure as it is supported natively (no software to install), however we feel this should not be an important consideration.
OpenVPN is the best choice for all platforms. It is extremely fast, secure and reliable. Additionally, the IVPN multihop network is only available when connecting via OpenVPN. The only minor downside is the requirement to install a 3rd party client but on most platforms this only takes a few minutes.
You should not need to open any special ports on your firewall on most computers or devices.
OpenVPN uses port 443, PPTP uses port 1723 and L2TP uses port 1701. Most systems have this port opened by default.
VPN Center supports all major payment types:
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Yes you can! Keep in mind that you can only make 1 connection at a time.
In case you like to connect to another device, make sure you are disconnected from the previous one first.
PN Center offers a free account which is limited to 256 kbps in speed.
We also have a 10 day money back guarantee, in case you are not happy with the service we provide.
Error 51: “Unable to communicate with the VPN subsystem“
Cause: A Cisco VPN client reports this error when the local service is not running or the client is not connected to a network. Restarting the VPN service and/or troubleshooting the local network connection often fixes this problem.
Solution: Double check your internet settings to make sure you can connect to the internet before making a connection to our VPN.
Error 619: “A connection to the remote computer could not be established“
Cause: A firewall or port configuration issue is preventing the VPN client from making a working connection even though the server can be reached.
Solution: Make sure to check your firewall settings or router to make sure it allows a VPN connection.
Error 720: “No PPP control protocols configured“
Cause: On a Windows VPN, this error occurs when the client lacks sufficient protocol support to communicate with the server.
Solution: Rectifying this problem requires identifying which VPN protocols the server can support and installing a matching one on the client via Windows Control Panel.
Error 800: “Unable to establish connection“
Cause: This can happen if the VPN server is not properly connected to the network, the network is temporarily down, or if the server or network is overloaded with traffic. The error also occurs if the VPN client has incorrect configuration settings. Finally, the local router may be incompatible with the type of VPN being used and require a router firmware update.
Solution: Make sure to check your internet connection and VPN settings to make sure all is setup correctly.
Manual VPN setup tutorials
We have worked out a few tutorials with a step by step explanation on setting up your VPN connection via Vpn center. We support most popular Operating Systems like Windows, Linux, MAC OS X, Android and Iphone.
For the quickest setup on Windows, we suggest installing our OpenVPN software via the installer on the right side! You can be connected in a matter of minutes!
If you would like to know more about the differences between PPTP, L2TP or OpenVPN, you can check our knowledge base: