I never use public wifi because of the security risks, especially if accessing emails, bank accounts etc. Not even a vpn will protect you fully.I always use my VPN when on a public network.
It allows all traffic through the local network to be encrypted. Otherwise the local host can capture your data, including passwords and user names, and gain access to your on line accounts.
It is also handy to use to log onto sites that are blocked from your log in country or by your ISP.
That is my experience too. I've never measured it but mine does slow things down.I tried one recently but it slowed down my internet speed from 12 Mbps to 5 Mbps.
Hi,I tried one recently but it slowed down my internet speed from 12 Mbps to 5 Mbps.
That would be a good solution. What smart DNS do you use?Hi,
To watch things like BBC iPlayer - we use a smart DNS rather than a VPN.
This fools the region blocked sites into thinking you are in UK (or wherever you choose to be) but does not tunnel the data through a VPN - so bandwidth is unaffected.