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    by thetechman2014 ·


    I’ve been trying to understand more about vpns. Its my understand that when they say vpn client thats just your computer that you are using that has vpn software installed. I keep hearing about vpn routers and vpn servers. I’m starting to believe they are the same thing. The way I understand it is an encrypted channel between your computeror device and your isp. his encrypted channel is what helps protect your data. So its your device,the vpn server,and the internet that is provide by your isp. The vpn portion is either a router with vpn capabilites or a physical server running something like linux or windows with the proper vpn protocols and software to make it a vpn.It would still need an internet connection(modem/switch/router) in some way but it wouldn’t need an actual vpn router itself connected it to because it in itself is not an actual server.Am I correct on this?

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      by kees_b ·

      In reply to vpns

      To start with, you have to make a difference between
      (a) the vpn-connection between you and the company you work for if you work from home, and
      (b) the vpn-service to use to hide your location and your identity when visiting a website.

      Can you rephrase your question so it’s clear what you talk about and what router and what server you mean. A router isn’t a server, so your idea that they are the same (whatever they are) certainly is wrong.

      You say “I keep hearing”. With what people do you discuss this? It seems they aren’t the right people to learn from.

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