How do I surf from another country or region (with VPN)?

Well, it was at that time of year when the world’s most famous sporting event, the Super Bowl, was due to be broadcast live. Judging by the anticipation it has generated all over the world, I have also tried jumping into this hype mill, but unfortunately it was not broadcast live here in India.

I brushed it aside as a one-off incident and switched sides Netflix and thought about watching a pretty popular sitcom. It turned out to be only available to residents of the United States. Well, to be honest, I may not be the only one facing these issues, and you may have encountered such scenarios on occasion as well.

So what can you do in these situations? Well, this is where VPN comes in. They disguise your actual location on the server of your choice and allow you to browse content that is not locally available in your area.

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But how is all of this possible and, above all, how could you use it on your device? This guide will answer all of these questions, but first let’s try to understand what exactly a VPN is and how it works. Then we will also draw your attention to the instructions for use. So without further ado, let’s get started.

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What is a VPN?

VPN, known as a Virtual Private Network, creates an encrypted tunnel for data transfer between the source (your device) and the server you ultimately chose. Once the data packets reach the VPN, it decrypts it and then sends them to the final destination.

However, since the connection is now being established from the external server, your IP address now corresponds to this server. As a result, your original IP will be hidden from the ISP. This automatically leads to a wealth of advantages.

First of all, it offers you a very secure environment, as the data exchange is anonymous and encrypted.

Another neat perk is the fact that you can now access geo-restricted content. Be it a live sports event or a fascinating TV series on Hulu that you couldn’t access before, everything is now just a click away.

Surf from another country with VPN

This brings us to the core of this article – how do you do this anonymous and encrypted surfing? Well, first of all, you need to get yourself a VPN service.

There are some notable names in this domain including CyberGhost, Nord, Tunnel Bear, Express VPN, and others. Most of them are paid but also offer an initial free trial.

On the flip side, there are also some completely free VPNs, but most of them have unreliable and limited bandwidth, and therefore even the most basic streams buffer quite a bit. So make up your mind and make your purchase decision accordingly.

Once you’ve decided on your preferred VPN, it’s time to set it up on your device. We have listed the steps for both smartphone and PC, refer to the one that suits your needs.

Set up a VPN connection on the PC

Many VPN service providers offer a software package that can automatically connect you to the VPN service without having to configure it on your computer. However, you can always set up your own VPN connection without using this software.

Here are the steps to set up and add a VPN connection on a Windows PC:

  1. Go over to the Start menu and look for VPN settings.
  2. Click on Add a VPN connection Command.
  3. In the VPN Provider section, select Window (integrated) from the drop down menu.
  4. Now give your. a VPN account name as well as Server address.
    The latter can be found in the VPN you bought / downloaded, let’s say CyberGhost VPN.
  5. Then choose yours VPN type from the drop-down list.
    Depends on the VPN purchased.
    Select the type of VPN on Windows
  6. Then choose that Type of credentials.
    Again, this depends on the VPN service you’ve chosen.
    Type of credentials for setting up the VPN in Windows
  7. You can now also a Username and password if you want.
  8. When everything is ready, press the Save on computer Button at the bottom right.
    Enter    Username and password of the VPN serviceYour profile will now be created and you should be directed to the VPN Settings page.
  9. Choose VPN connection and hit associate.
    Connect VPN to computer

Now start any browser of your choice and you can easily access the geographically restricted content. You can access the VPN service with any browser of your choice as this facility is activated on the system.

Set up VPN on mobile devices

After we have configured the PC, you can now turn to the mobile or portable devices. Most VPN service providers, including CyberGhost VPN, have an app. All you have to do is log into your account and get started.

Note: There are also free VPN apps available, but they are not reliable and have very limited locations and bandwidth. Even the speed is very poor compared to premium services.

  1. First invite. down VPN app from the playstore.
    In this guide we use the Turbo VPN.
  2. Launch the app and tap the Globe icon is at the top right.
    Turbo VPN for mobile devices
  3. Select the server of your choice and the connection will be established soon.

Launch the browser and you can now bypass the restrictions that previously prevented you from accessing the sites.

Conclusion: browse from another country

So that was all of this guide on how to surf from another country or region with a VPN service. We have listed the instructions for both the mobile phone and the PC.

While these services are very useful when accessing geo-restricted content, you can experience some ups and downs while downloading files as well.

With that said, there is not a best VPN service Hence, you may have to settle for whoever manages to tag all of your requirements.

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With this in mind, we round off this tutorial. If you have any questions about the instructions above, let us know in the comments section below.

Finally, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should try.

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Chrome windowChrome MacChrome iOSChrome AndroidFirefox Linux
Firefox windowSafari MacSafari iOSEdge AndroidChrome Linux
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