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VPN is Installed on My Router... Now What?

QCJLo 1,429 706 August 16, 2016 at 05:49 PM
I installed DD-WRT on to my Linksys WRT1900AC router. I then went through the steps to install Private Internet Access on to the router. I just completed it. Now what?

How do I confirm that the VPN is working?
How do I change my location?

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I assume you followed a guide such as: https://www.privateinternetaccess...rt-openvpn ??

You can confirm that the VPN is working by visiting a "what is my ip address site". Just Google that and it will give you an IP address. You should have an idea of what your ISP IP address is. If the PIA VPN setup is working, you will see their IP address and not your ISP assigned one.

The guide listed above some other steps to verify it is connected.
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So the VPN seems to be working.

How do you change locations though? When it's installed on the desktop, you can select from a number of different countries. How do I go about doing this now that its installed on the router?
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So the VPN seems to be working.

How do you change locations though? When it's installed on the desktop, you can select from a number of different countries. How do I go about doing this now that its installed on the router?
I would start here. Private Internet Access Instructions [bing.com]
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I would start here. Private Internet Access Instructions [bing.com]
I've already got it configured and working fine.

I can't believe no one has an answer to this question. And I can't find one on the internet. Seems that this would be a very basic frequently asked question. Am I seriously the only one that wants to change my location on my router?
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So the VPN seems to be working.

How do you change locations though? When it's installed on the desktop, you can select from a number of different countries. How do I go about doing this now that its installed on the router?
Wouldn't you be somewhere in the world with internet access and point your laptop AT your VPN Router to then gain access to your inside network?
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Wouldn't you be somewhere in the world with internet access and point your laptop AT your VPN Router to then gain access to your inside network?
That's the more traditional way to do it. I wonder if the OP is expecting to be able to log his router into someone elses VPN (Some services do this) to encrypt all his networks traffic and make it appear if it it's coming from the UK etc.
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I basically want to change the VPN on the router to appear as though I am in London or Japan or anywhere else that my VPN (Private Internet Access) allows me to select.

When this was loaded on to my desktop, I simply had to click on a different country. But now that this is buried on my router, how do I change the country?
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So the VPN seems to be working.

How do you change locations though? When it's installed on the desktop, you can select from a number of different countries. How do I go about doing this now that its installed on the router?
I think you would need to edit the configuration to point to another server manually each time you wanted to change locations. Assuming that all locations could be connected in the same manner, you may use the site list at: https://www.privateinternetaccess...s/network/.
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It's very easy - but if you can't read then i can't help. and what is your exact purpose of changing locations?
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If the OP wants to make it appear that he & his computer is in a different state or country. The VPN server he installed is not the correct way to do this.

If the OP had read some of the info I linked to for his vpn & client he would have realized this and rephrased his question but I guess he is just smart enough to not need help when he really does.

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The OP MUST! use a VPN service such as proXPN [proxpn.com] that maintains servers in different locations around the world. The type of vpn he wants requires a server in a remote location, some are free but from my experience a paid service is far superior to the slow freebies available.

It should also be mentioned that the choice of VPN service provider should be chosen carefully because some of them log how their servers are used and by whom/when and this could completely undo any security the OP was hoping to gain.
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If the OP wants to make it appear that he & his computer is in a different state or country. The VPN server he installed is not the correct way to do this.

If the OP had read some of the info I linked to for his vpn & client he would have realized this and rephrased his question but I guess he is just smart enough to not need help when he really does.

Anyway...

The OP MUST! use a VPN service such as proXPN [proxpn.com] that maintains servers in different locations around the world. The type of vpn he wants requires a server in a remote location, some are free but from my experience a paid service is far superior to the slow freebies available.

It should also be mentioned that the choice of VPN service provider should be chosen carefully because some of them log how their servers are used and by whom/when and this could completely undo any security the OP was hoping to gain.
I've thought about this so I can target a UK server and get the Free BBC programing, but it wasn't a huge priority and thus I haven't gotten around to doing it.
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Quote from dale_101798 View Post :
If the OP wants to make it appear that he & his computer is in a different state or country. The VPN server he installed is not the correct way to do this.

If the OP had read some of the info I linked to for his vpn & client he would have realized this and rephrased his question but I guess he is just smart enough to not need help when he really does.

Anyway...

The OP MUST! use a VPN service such as proXPN [proxpn.com] that maintains servers in different locations around the world. The type of vpn he wants requires a server in a remote location, some are free but from my experience a paid service is far superior to the slow freebies available.

It should also be mentioned that the choice of VPN service provider should be chosen carefully because some of them log how their servers are used and by whom/when and this could completely undo any security the OP was hoping to gain.
Wow! Somebody wasn't hugged enough as a kid! Not only did you prove to have a lack of cordiality, but you also were just flat out wrong. People here are looking for assistance. The way you go about it and the incorrect information your try to pass off as accurate is not welcomed.

Anyways, thank you everyone else. Through trial-and-error I figured out how to do it. PIA does have a list of numerous servers around the globe. I unfortunately have to go into my router and change the location manually by typing in a new address every time. Once this is done, I have to reboot my router. I wish there was a more succinct way of going about this. But once this is done, I run a search to find out my location and it shows me in various countries around the world.
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Wow! Somebody wasn't hugged enough as a kid! Not only did you prove to have a lack of cordiality, but you also were just flat out wrong. People here are looking for assistance. The way you go about it and the incorrect information your try to pass off as accurate is not welcomed.

Anyways, thank you everyone else. Through trial-and-error I figured out how to do it. PIA does have a list of numerous servers around the globe. I unfortunately have to go into my router and change the location manually by typing in a new address every time. Once this is done, I have to reboot my router. I wish there was a more succinct way of going about this. But once this is done, I run a search to find out my location and it shows me in various countries around the world.
Are you doing this so you can stream some content to a roku or tablet?
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Are you doing this so you can stream some content to a roku or tablet?
Yes. I'm streaming to a Roku.
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