How to Install VPN on MacBook

How to Install VPN on MacBook

A VPN creates a safe internet connection between your computer, and a different network. Mac users may have numerous reasons to use an VPN. It can be used to protect your activities on public Wi-Fi, accessing restricted region content, or connecting to a business network while working from home. Fortunately, setting up VPN on MacBook is relatively simple regardless of your tech experience. In this article, we’ll take you through the steps of manually setting up your Mac to connect to a network VPN with either a free or commercial service.

We’ll examine the major differences between these two choices. Free services usually offer limited server locations or slow speeds. Paid services offer a wider variety of servers. You can choose another server once connected in case the speed or the location isn’t what you need.

When you connect to the VPN your data is secured, which means that it’s twisted into a code that only your VPN knows how to decode. This protects your personal information from cybercriminals, ISPs, governments, advertisers and other third-party companies. It also makes it much more difficult to spy on your browsing history, even on unsecure networks like Wi-Fi public.

Depending on your VPN service, you’ll need to enter your server address and account name (also referred to as the “local ID” or “remote ID”), and then click Create. Certain VPN providers display these details in the System Preferences menu and others will ask you to choose your VPN and then enter the information in their own app.

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