Many of you are asking about the benefits of setting up a VPN for use on your Prometheus so…
Users who are thinking about using a VPN should make sure they are fully aware of what they are doing before continuing.
What are the benefits of setting up a VPN?
First things first for those who do not know what an IP Address is, An IP address (Internet Protocol address) is used to identify computers on the Internet and works like a return address.
One of the main reasons why one would set up a VPN on their Prometheus is to to gain unrestricted access to internet services from around the world. For example, if you’re over here in the UK you may be familiar with ISP (Internet Service Providers) restricting access to certain streaming websites such as Movie25, IceFilms, WatchSeries, StreamTV, IWatchOnline and many others. With a VPN set up you will be able to bypass this block and gain access to the content. Having a VPN will also allow you to watch content which is restricted to the host country. For example, the NBC Live Sports Extra which is a fantastic add-on for Premier League football, however it is restricted to US viewers only. To bypass this you need to have set a VPN and set your IP address to match which essentially is telling the ISP that you’re in the USA giving you unrestricted access to their content.
This also works for USA users who wish to watch restricted sites such as BBC iPlayer, ITV etc which are only available to UK residents. If you’re in the US you would then be able to access these services once you have a VPN set up on a UK IP.
With a VPN set up you’re free to access restricted internet services from various countries from around the world, UK, USA, Germany, Netherlands, Canada and many more.
Anonymous Internet Browsing..
With a VPN set up on your network you can enjoy anonymous internet browsing, giving you the freedom to browse the internet without been tracked.
Safe browsing when using public wifi hot spots for example in coffee shops, airports, bar and restaurants etc.
Essentially masks your actual IP address with an anonymous one to prevent websites tracking your web browsing habits, search habits and prevents sites from picking up on a geographical location.
If privacy is something that you’re very keen on then setting up a VPN may be the route that you want to take. The benefits of having a VPN account does not stop at your Prometheus, securely connecting to a VPN while traveling keeps you safe while browsing online especially when connected to public WIFI networks when your system is at its most vulnerable. There are many companies out there offering secure VPN services, some of which are a paid subscription and some which are free, simply do a little research before you jump right in and you should be up and running in no time.
Please be careful when using a VPN, add-on such as Sports Access will ban your account if you use a VPN to access their add-on. 5 new IP address in 24 hours results in your account being terminated.
PLEASE ONLY USE A VPN SERVICE IF YOU NEED TO AND ARE CONFIDNET YOU KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING. ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK.