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    So I know a VPN makes your data browsing more private and you can spoof your location, are there any benefits beyond this?
    i feel like I remember seeing @SauRoN saying something about it...?

    also how do you implement it at a router level, so that all devices are automatically going through the vpn?

    i know for example as a vox customer they lock you out of access to your router
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    Quote Originally Posted by abev View Post
    So I know a VPN makes your data browsing more private and you can spoof your location, are there any benefits beyond this?
    i feel like I remember seeing @SauRoN saying something about it...?

    also how do you implement it at a router level, so that all devices are automatically going through the vpn?

    i know for example as a vox customer they lock you out of access to your router
    Not VPN advice but I use my own router on both my VOX accounts. Their free routers I keep in the cupboard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abev View Post
    also how do you implement it at a router level, so that all devices are automatically going through the vpn?
    Yes, you can setup the VPN details on the router. Each router will have it's own list of VPN protocols you can connect with.

    What's important is getting a router that supports not only VPN connectivity, but had hardware enabled encryption/decryption of the VPN data otherwise you severely limit the routers throughout when using VPN as the router CPU has to handle this work

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdrianH View Post
    Yes, you can setup the VPN details on the router. Each router will have it's own list of VPN protocols you can connect with.

    What's important is getting a router that supports not only VPN connectivity, but had hardware enabled encryption/decryption of the VPN data otherwise you severely limit the routers throughout when using VPN as the router CPU has to handle this work
    Can you suggest a good router?
    In terms of not using vox's router, would it be as simple as plug and play, or would I need to get them to do something @bokka1
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    I think this is very important. VPNs aren't all they're made out to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abev View Post
    Can you suggest a good router?
    In terms of not using vox's router, would it be as simple as plug and play, or would I need to get them to do something @bokka1
    I just entered my login details in my own router and it worked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abev View Post
    So I know a VPN makes your data browsing more private and you can spoof your location, are there any benefits beyond this?
    i feel like I remember seeing @SauRoN saying something about it...?

    also how do you implement it at a router level, so that all devices are automatically going through the vpn?
    Unless you want to play the cat and mouse of trying to get access to a different region's Netflix, Hulu or Prime libraries I don't think a VPN is worth all the effort and costs involved.

    Quote Originally Posted by abev View Post
    i know for example as a vox customer they lock you out of access to your router
    You can get user access to the router by filing out a form and sending it back to Vox. However, if you end up messing something up on the settings on the router, they will not provide offsite support since they won't be able to login remotely.
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