Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

So what's a VPN and why is it different to a proxy?

When you connect to your router your are assigned a local IP address and connect to the internet with it as your gateway to it.

A VPN connection emulates this process but with a router anywhere in the world, so you appear to be connected to a network a long way away and although not physically connected to that remote and distant router, you will appear and act as if you are

The videos below will assist hugely in taking you onwards in your knowledge of VPNs

What is a VPN?