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Fast Vpn Or Secure Vpn For Iphone - Pptp Or L2tp?
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The major problem with finding the best VPN for iPhone is that there are a lot of private blogs out there that promote VPN services, but don't really understand how they work and what is going to work best for iOS products. They then promote bits and pieces of misinformation, which is then magnified and sometimes made even more incorrect by other users that do poor research, copy the incorrect information, and the cycle repeats. Hopefully the below information can finally help users looking for a VPN for iPhone get the correct information.

PPTP VPN For Fast Connections

Your iPhone is going to come ready to use two types of VPNs. One is called PPTP VPN. It's actually the earliest model of VPN, and there are some advantage and disadvantages to this. The advantage is that the encryption is not very advanced (PPP), so it doesn't eat up a lot of your bandwidth. This can be useful for changing your IP address to appear as if you're in another country. Perhaps your government has blocked websites from being accessed, or maybe you want to access foreign web servers that have blocked access to your IP. Streaming TV and movies from other countries is another reason to use PPTP VPN. In all of these cases the IP changing features of the VPN are what we're looking for - not security and privacy. For this, PPTP VPN is the best choice as it won't bog down our browsing or streaming with encryption that we don't really need.

L2TP VPN For Secure Connections

The other VPN that your iPhone will come ready to use is called L2TP or L2TP/IPSec. This is the second version of VPN and has more advanced encryption. This will make you less susceptible to hacking or eavesdropping. If you are worried about accessing the internet from unsecured networks like public wifi, or other shared connection at work and school, the L2TP is the way to go. If you're using a VPN connection to connect to servers back at the office and you're planning on sending/receiving sensitive information, L2TP is also your best choice.

The disadvantage as you might have guessed is that more encryption means that you need more bandwidth. Users with fast internet connections may not notice a difference, but some users do report a difference in speed. There are of course other factors to consider such as your proximity to the VPN server (closer is faster), the number of users signed in, and of course the quality of your internet connection. If you are experience slow connection speeds though L2TP and switching to PPTP is not an option, you can try switching VPN servers, using a different VPN company, or trying a dedicated IP address (not shared with other users).

Conclusion

VPNs are versatile tools, and not everyone looking for a VPN for iPhone is going to have the same goals in mind. There are many options when choosing a VPN service that you should also consider: Server location (country, city), monthly fees, privacy policies, and individual features unique to each services VPN interface.


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