PublicVPN.com: Wi–Fi® Security for a Wireless World™
PublicVPN.com provides you with commercial–grade security for your Internet connection when you’re on the road. Whether you use Wi–Fi® access points, hotel room network connections, or other, non–trusted networks, PublicVPN.com makes sure that your Internet transmissions are protected from eavesdropping.
PublicVPN.com provides you with data security on the road - without the hardware, software, and expensive IT department that you usually need with Virtual Private Networks. Send and receive email without worrying that the guy with the latte is reading your email and stealing your passwords. Instant Message with colleagues from client sites without anyone being able to tap in. Keep your information private, and make sure your online business stays your business.
For more information about PublicVPN.com and what it can do for you, click on the links to the left.
Do I Need PublicVPN.com?
Whether you need PublicVPN.com depends on how you connect to the Internet and the location from which you connect. If you use publicly accessible Wi–Fi® hotspots then you definitely should use PublicVPN.com. If you use a wired network, the answer is more complicated. See our guide for questions which will help you answer the question "Do I Need PublicVPN.com?"
I use public Wi–Fi® hotspots. Why do I need PublicVPN.com?
You need PublicVPN.com because when you use public Wi–Fi® hotspots, all the information you send to and receive from the Internet is sent over the air in the clear. Wi–Fi® is a radio, broadcasting everything to anyone who bothers to listen. Web pages, emails and passwords, instant message traffic, everything that’s not encrypted is readable by anyone in the area.
PublicVPN.com uses industry–standard Virtual Private Networking (VPN) technology to create a secure tunnel between your laptop and the PublicVPN.com servers. When you connect to PublicVPN.com, all your Internet traffic goes through this encrypted tunnel, preventing users nearby from intercepting your information.
For more information, see our "How Does It Work?" page.
How do I use PublicVPN.com?
Using PublicVPN.com is simple:
- Create a PublicVPN.com account using the Create Account link above.
- Purchase a block of time using our secure server. You can buy months and years of access.
- Set up your VPN client using the instructions in the Support section.
- Log on to your Wi–Fi HotSpot or plug into your network jack as normal.
- When you’re connected, connect to PublicVPN.com using the VPN client built into your Operating System.
- That’s it! Now all your Internet communication is encrypted, so nobody in your local area can see what you’re doing.
- When you're done, disconnect from PublicVPN.com and your HotSpot or wired network as normal.
For information about setting up your VPN client, see the Support section.
The system requirements vary, but at a minimum you need a Wi–Fi or wired network adapter on your computer and access to the public Internet. PublicVPN.com supports a variety of Operating Systems.
Officially supported Operating Systems
Microsoft™ Windows XP™, Microsoft™ Vista™ and Windows 7
Apple Mac OS X 10.2.x, Mac OS X 10.3.x, Mac OS X 10.4.x, Mac OS 10.5.x, Mac OS X 10.6.x, and Mac OS X 10.7.x.
Android devices with newer versions of Android; Gingerbread (2.3.3) or above should work fine with L2TP/IPsec connections.
Unofficially supported Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows ME, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Microsoft Windows 2000
Apple Mac OS 9 and below.
Any computer that can connect to a PPTP or L2TP/IPsec–based VPN, such as ones running Linux, FreeBSD, PalmOS, etc.