VPN or Virtual Private Network service is useful for a lot of reason and it allows a user to access the Internet with complete freedom.
The Government in Iran and China blocks Internet access to popular sites such as YouTube, Twitter or Facebook while most Government in other part of the world such as Malaysia blocks Internet access to file sharing sites such as The Pirate Bay. One simple way to access these sites are via VPN.
The Graduate School of University of Tsukuba, Japan, has just launched a project called VPN Gate that provides users with high-quality VPN connections for free. There are no fees, no ads, and no registration required.
The VPN Gate project is actually an experiment in p2p VPN connections, operated by volunteers. The free VPN service now has over 230 Public VPN Relay Servers by volunteers around the world(Japan, Iran, South Korea, US, Italy, Philippines, Vietnam, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, Russia, UK among others) and over 565,000 users at the point of writing.
About VPN Gate:
- VPN Gate consists of many VPN servers, which are provided by volunteers around the world.
- You can provide your own computer as a VPN server to join this experiment.
- Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad and Android are supported.
- Supports SSL-VPN (SoftEther VPN) protocol, L2TP/IPsec protocol, OpenVPN protocol and Microsoft SSTP protocol.
- Anonymous connections are accepted.
- No user-registrations are required.
- IP addresses of each VPN server are not fixed. IP address may change at irregular period.
- VPN servers increase and decrease every day. Therefore, all VPN servers don’t located on the particular IP address range.
- While a VPN client is connecting to the VPN server, the VPN client can access to the Internet via that VPN server. You can hide your IP address of the client.
- When you use a VPN server which is physically located on an oversea country, your any communication are regarded as if it is initiated from that country. Then you can access to web sites, by using VPN Gate, which are usually unreachable from your country.
VPN Gate is easy to instal and use even on Windows. For more information on how to use VPN Gate, visit this page.
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P.s: TheTechInsider does not recommend this service for sensitive and confidential online activities such as banking.