How does a VPN work? Examples of VPN routers

Last updated: 06 December 2021

The concept of VPN is well known among people dealing with network security and all corporate data. With the creation of a VPN, the use of the corporate network begins, regardless of whether we are in the office or currently on the other side of the world. Although it is not a widely used service in homes, practically every router has this option.

What is a VPN?

VPN (Virtual Private Network) is otherwise a virtual private network. What is it about? VPN is called tunnel through which traffic flows within a private (home) network over a public network. Thanks to this, the transmitted data is encrypted and therefore completely safe. Whoever is not connected to the created VPN network will not see the transmission. A VPN can operate within an existing network in a company or in a given building.

How and where can you use a VPN?

The concept of a VPN is also associated with a "secure bridge" because all information that travels over it is isolated from the outside world. There is no fear that an unauthorized person will intercept your data.

VPN networks are commonly used in companies and corporations where many people have access to confidential data at the same time. In addition, it is the perfect security when an employee connects to the corporate network in public places, such as in a restaurant, on the train or on vacation.

Imagine also a situation when you are abroad and you want to watch a VoD service, but unfortunately the service is not available for foreign IPs. The use of a VPN network allows the website to be "cheated" so that it thinks that the computer, smartphone or tablet.

VPN provides the ability to connect internal cameras and alarm systems with each other.

Is it worth using a VPN?

Undoubtedly, in corporate networks or using public hotspots, it is worth using connections via VPN. All data sent in this transmission will be safe and surely no one will steal it. A VPN is profitable to use, especially as inexpensive routers already offer this option.

Routers with the ability to create a VPN

The proven choice is the AVM FRITZ! Box 4040 router (test), which offers this option. Setting up a VPN is simple and requires a few steps. These are detailed on the Internet, but you can also use telephone support.

One of the cheapest VPN products is ASUS RT-AC51U. For less than PLN 150, we get a functional router that allows you to operate VPN servers. I think it is the perfect device for home use. It’s a good combination of price and functionality. ASUS also offers other models that are definitely more expensive, but also offer much more. One of the most popular premium routers is ASUS RT-AC68U.

The TP-Link brand also has routers with server and VPN support in its portfolio. The cheapest device is the TP-Link TL-WR940N model. It is also worth remembering about such producers as: D-Link, Cisco, NETGEAR and Pentagram.

VPN is a secure technology used in low-cost routers. It is a very good solution when it comes to maintaining the highest possible security of transmitted data. In addition, it turns out to be an ideal way, thanks to which, when staying outside the country, we will use the services available only to local IPs. Additionally, routers with a VPN are not expensive, so it's worth using them.