I come across a lot of people asking about free VPN services, telling that they don’t have enough money to buy them. Although in my opinion, you should always go for paid ones.Therefore my today’s article is dedicated to them. I will show how to get some of them for free. Starting with this article i wanna clear out what VPN is and how it is beneficial for anonymous browsing. So lets get started.
What is VPN?
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a network technology that creates a secure network connection over a public network such as the Internet or a private network owned by a service provider. Large corporations, educational institutions, and government agencies use VPN technology to enable remote users to securely connect to a private network.
A VPN can connect multiple sites over a large distance just like a Wide Area Network (WAN). VPNs are often used to extend intranets worldwide to disseminate information and news to a wide user base. Educational institutions use VPNs to connect campuses that can be distributed across the country or around the world.
In order to gain access to the private network, a user must be authenticated using a unique identification and a password. An authentication token is often used to gain access to a private network through a personal identification number (PIN) that a user must enter. The PIN is a unique authentication code that changes according to a specific frequency, usually every 30 seconds or so.
The two VPN services are: Hotspot Shield and CyberGhost
1. Hotspot Shield: (No registration required)
Step 1: You will need to to go to http://www.hotspotshield.com/ and click on the big green button that says ‘Free Download’. (Your software will start downloading automatically, See image below) Just follow the installation setup wizard.
Step 2: Once downloaded, it will look something like this:
Step 3: To change the server location, just click on the dropdown, and just select one of the locations, and you’re done!
2. CyberGhost VPN: (Registration required)
1. Go to http://cyberghostvpn.com/ and click the Red button that says ‘Free Download’. This will redirect you to their download page, and automatically start downloading, again, follow the installation setup wizard.
2. Once it has finished downloading, it will open and this windows will appear:
Click ‘Yes, I want to register now for free’ and follow the registration process.
(You might want to make a note of the ‘PUK’ code it gives you, if you ever loose your account)
3. Once you have finished registration, is should log you in, and you should get this window:
Click on ‘Connect to VPN’ button, and click Free Service
4. Once it had connected it will look like this:
It should say ‘You are Anonymous’ and give you your VPN IP, and location. And here you have two fantastic VPNs for free. Enjoy!!