How to use OpenVPN on Android and Windows
If you are looking for ways to be able to access various websites that are blocked by the government such as Tumblr, you might need an OpenVPN application.
The benefit of this application is not only that. Find out more through reading this article. This article will also discuss completely and briefly how to use it on your various devices, both on Android or Windows.
What is OpenVPN?
OpenVPN is one of the applications/software that is open source. The point is to access the internet through virtual private networking or often abbreviated as VPN.
How does OpenVPN work?
OpenVPN itself works by making an encrypted PTP Tunnel (point-to-point tunnel) connection. This application uses private keys and certificates, or more details by using a username and password in authentication to build connections.
What are the benefits of OpenVPN?
This application not only can you use to access the blocked sites and can hide your IP address when accessing the internet. Here is a complete explanation of the benefits that you can get by using OpenVPN on your device!
Do anonymous surfing/browsing
With this access or connection via VPN, your original IP address will remain safe from the vision of another party. Why is that? Because when you skated on the internet using VPN, the visible IP address is the IP address of the VPN server, not your IP address. This certainly makes you comfortable accessing the internet, if you look at privacy as an important value in this digital era.
Access websites blocked by providers or governments
Of course, you understand that some websites pass through the supervision system that is still debated in various countries, especially in Indonesia.
Some people just want to read personal blogs that don’t contain any Sara content on Tumblr, but Tumblr is blocked so that these people are upset with the government’s policy. Well, with a VPN, you can still access the website as usual.
Internet access for free without pulses and quota
So, you can browse without paying. Almost all providers in Indonesia can be used for this free access. For GSM usually Telkomsel, Indosat, XL, AXIS, 3. As for CDMA smartfren, Esia, Flexi. Regarding the speed at the time of browsing, it depends on your signal and the solid or absence of BTS Traffic in your area.
Improve the security of your device
As for other benefits, you can improve the security of your device (both systems and all data stored in it) when using public wifi. You need to know that free internet access that is open to the general is very vulnerable to hacking and the entry of malicious malware. This VPN application can be a way of protecting you from those things.
Prevent third-party access
You certainly don’t want your data to be monitored by a third party while you access the internet. Well, with the application, all connections that occur are encrypted so that only you know the search history or delivery of your data.
There are still many other benefits from OpenVPN. Even though this application has many benefits, there are some weaknesses. OpenVPN generally will make your connection a little slower.
But the weakness is of course covered with the many advantages or benefits of the OpenVPN earlier. Well, now we will discuss how to use OpenVPN on various devices so you can directly feel the benefits.
How to use OpenVPN on Android
For smartphone users with the Android operating system, you can follow these steps to run OpenVPN!
- First, try downloading the OpenVPN Connect application for Android, you can also search on your Google Play Store and install it.
- Then try to download the active OpenVPN config. You can find it on a search engine like Google or Facebook groups. Even you can also try to make it yourself. Please find instructions on how to make it browsing.
- If the active OpenVPN config is available, you can install and run the OpenVPN application.
- You select the point three icons at the top right on your smartphone screen.
- Click “Import”.
- Then click “Import Profile From Sd Card”.
- Now please find config with the format “.ovpn” that you have saved in the previous stage, then please click “SELECT”.
- Then how do you run it? You just run the config by clicking “Connect”. Then please wait for the process to connect, if successful then you will see a notification “Connected”.
- Finally, try browsing as usual.
How to use OpenVPN in Windows
Do the few steps below to be able to use OpenVPN on your laptop or PC!
- Install the OpenVPN download link available. Then don’t forget to change the settings into “Run as admin” for Windows 7 users and above.
- Next, please download the OpenVPN Config and select the download server you want. You can also search for other download links by searching Google. You just enter the keyword/keyword “Download OpenVPN Config”.
- Extract from the OpenVPN file from the Config link in the previous stage. Then you will get the OpenVPN file or folder on your laptop / PC.
- Then, please move the OpenVPN file / folder into “C: / program files / OpenVPN / config”. If you find a file other than for OpenVPN inside there, please move it to another place.
- Please use the internet as usual. Is it WiFi and Modem? Then try to set your port as desired. Suppose, you enter 8080 for inject. Then, don’t forget to click “Start”
- Open the “OpenVPN GUI” program through stages: Click “Start”> “All Programs”> “OpenVPN”> “OpenVPN GUI” (its position in the lower right corner, near bari hours)
- Right-click on “OpenVPN GUI”, select “Setting”> “Manual Configuration”> “HTTP Proxy”. Then in the Address section, please enter the combination of the number “127.0.01” and in the port, enter the numbers in the previous stage (eg 8080 “. Then click “OK”
- Right-click again on “OpenVPN GUI”, click “Connect”. Then please enter the username and password that you created earlier on the Config download website. Wait until the color of the OpenVPN GUI icon turns green.
- Well now try running browsing as usual. If all steps have been done without missing, the application can function.
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