Do you often surf the web using your iPod Touch? Are you fond of connecting to the internet on WI-FI zones? If you do, then do yourself a favor by getting a VPN service.
It’s amazing how WI-FI zones have sprung up basically everywhere. Connecting to a WIFI hotspot is probably the most convenient way of accessing the web with portable devices such as the iPod. And besides, WI-FI hotspots are free of charge – well, most of them are, some charge outrageous amounts for it as well.
The risks with Wi-Fi hotspots
WI-FI networks, however, can be quite unsafe. You only expose yourself to hackers if you connect to a Wi-Fi Network. Wireless connections are one of the easiest ways for hackers to access any system since the security levels are very low. Once they gain access to your personal or private data, expect the worst things to happen next.
That is why getting a VPN service is truly a must these days. With a VPN, you get the security you deserve. Whatever you do online, only you will know about it. You’ll never have to worry about getting hacked while connected to a WI-FI network anymore.
iPod Touch VPN configuration
Follow the steps below to set up your own iPod VPN. But first, you’ll need to subscribe to a VPN service. There are hundreds of VPN providers out there so make sure to do a thorough search on the industry-leaders before signing up to any VPN company.
*This configuration procedure is for the 5th generation iPod Touch with latest iOS 7. The VPN set up on older iOS platforms may slightly vary.
1. Navigate through your iPod and tap on the icon labelled “Settings“.
2. Choose the “General” option and then you’ll see a “VPN” line item. Tap on it to open.
3. Under the “VPN” setting, locate the “Add VPN Configuration” option and tap on it again.
4. There will be three options here. Depending on what your VPN provider supports, you can either choose L2TP, PPTP or IPSec.
5. On the “Description” space, just put any Label you like.
6. On “Server“, fill the information with the appropriate VPN detail. This will be given by your VPN provider.
7. Under “Account“, enter your username and on the “Password” line item, enter your password.
8. Do the following:
“RSA SecurID” should be turned OFF
“Send All Traffic” should be turned ON
For PPTP connection, select AUTO. For L2TP, there will be a “SECRET” to be filled up. You can ask your provider what the code is.
9. When you want to use your VPN subscription on your iPod Touch, simply turn on the “VPN” option found on the Settings>General>VPN.
10. So there you have it – your iPod Touch is now VPN-secured. You can already browse the web and connect through Wi-Fi networks on your iPod Touch!