The technology that we have available on mobile devices these days certainly gives us plenty of freedom and convenience. These days, you almost do not even need a computer thanks to mobile smart phones and tablets. Of course, one of the front runners of these devices would be Android. If you have an Android device, then you most likely use wireless Internet connections. Wireless Internet allows you to access much more data in a shorter amount of time.
As you know, there are public wireless connections all over the place. You can jump online from the shopping mall or the airport or almost anywhere you could imagine. This sounds just fantastic, but there is a downside to it. These Internet connections must be unsecured in order to be public and that could leave your Android device unprotected. You can easily solve this, though, by choosing a Virtual Private Network for your device. This will keep your Android device safe from hackers that could access all sorts of private information on the device.
Setting up a connection is easy. First, you will need to choose a service provider. You may want to spend some time choosing the right VPN service provider for your Android device. After that, you will just need to follow a few simple steps.
- On your home screen, tap on the apps tray.
- Search for and find “Settings” and then tap on the icon.
- Look for and choose “Wireless & Networks”
- Tap on “VPN Settings.”
- Tap on “Add PPTP VPN.”
- Tap on “Add VPN.”
- Under “VPN Name,” title this anything you want your connection to be named.
- Under “set VPN server” you will need to use the address given to you by your service provider.
- Check the check box next to “Enable encryption”
- Push or tap on the menu button and choose “save.”
- Now, underneath the VPN settings category, you will see a new category called VPNs. You should see the name you chose for your VPN connection. Tap on the name.
- A new popup will come up that will ask for a username and password. This will be the username and password that you set up with your service provider.
- Choose “remember username.”
- Tap on “connect.”
You can easily connect and disconnect your service whenever you want by going to settings, wireless & networks, VPN. Anytime that you want to use a public Internet service, be sure to connect to your Virtual Private Network so that you will know your Android device is protected.
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