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ExpressVPN is the only VPN on our list---and one of the only VPNs in the world---that makes a browser extension for Safari. Note, however, that you will still need to install the ExpressVPN native app, which you can then control from the Safari extension.\nMost other VPN browser extensions are limited to Chrome and Firefox. You can still use them on a Macbook if you have one of those browsers installed. You can also install any VPN's MacOS app and it will cover Safari along with all other apps on your device.","author":"@type":"Person","name":"Dave Albaugh","description":"Dave Albaugh is a freelance Information Infrastructure Master Technician who consults on computer & network security for small businesses, SOHOs & entrepreneurs. He has documented loads of \"knowledge nuggets\" for different clients on topics such as security, understanding the technology behind the internet, and the infrastructure behind a computer network, all written in non-techie English. When he's not putting out client's fires, Dave is a roadie for his wife's Taiko group and a non-biker motorcycle enthusiast\n","url":"https:\/\/www.comparitech.com\/author\/dave-albaugh\/"}},"@type":"Question","name":"Can I use a VPN to bypass campus blocks?","answerCount":1,"acceptedAnswer":"@type":"Answer","text":"Yes. If you're accessing the web from a school, university, or office network that censors certain sites, apps, and services, those blocks can be bypassed with a VPN.\nSimply log on to your VPN app, choose a server and wait for a connection to be established. Make sure to clear your browser's cache and cookies before visiting the website you'd like to access. You should now be able to browse the internet without restrictions.","author":"@type":"Person","name":"Dave Albaugh","description":"Dave Albaugh is a freelance Information Infrastructure Master Technician who consults on computer & network security for small businesses, SOHOs & entrepreneurs. He has documented loads of \"knowledge nuggets\" for different clients on topics such as security, understanding the technology behind the internet, and the infrastructure behind a computer network, all written in non-techie English. When he's not putting out client's fires, Dave is a roadie for his wife's Taiko group and a non-biker motorcycle enthusiast\n","url":"https:\/\/www.comparitech.com\/author\/dave-albaugh\/","@type":"Question","name":"Which is better, OpenVPN or IKEv2?","answerCount":1,"acceptedAnswer":"@type":"Answer","text":"In terms of speed, both offer about the same throughput.\nOpenVPN is open-source, which means anyone can inspect its code. It's generally considered the safest option for that reason. IKEv2 isn't known to suffer from any security issues, but it's not open source.\nIf you're on the move and using a VPN on a mobile device that routinely switches networks or loses service, IKEv2 is preferable. It reconnects much more quickly.","author":"@type":"Person","name":"Dave Albaugh","description":"Dave Albaugh is a freelance Information Infrastructure Master Technician who consults on computer & network security for small businesses, SOHOs & entrepreneurs. He has documented loads of \"knowledge nuggets\" for different clients on topics such as security, understanding the technology behind the internet, and the infrastructure behind a computer network, all written in non-techie English. When he's not putting out client's fires, Dave is a roadie for his wife's Taiko group and a non-biker motorcycle enthusiast\n","url":"https:\/\/www.comparitech.com\/author\/dave-albaugh\/","@type":"Question","name":"Is using a VPN on a Mac legal?","answerCount":1,"acceptedAnswer":"@type":"Answer","text":"VPNs are legal in most countries. In fact, there are only a handful of countries in which VPNs are banned. It doesn\u2019t matter which device you\u2019re using to access the VPN, be it on desktop or mobile via Windows, Mac, Android, or iOS. What matters the most is the location you\u2019re in. Of course, while VPNs are legal to use in most locations, it\u2019s still illegal to use a VPN for illegal activities.","author":"@type":"Person","name":"Dave Albaugh","description":"Dave Albaugh is a freelance Information Infrastructure Master Technician who consults on computer & network security for small businesses, SOHOs & entrepreneurs. He has documented loads of \"knowledge nuggets\" for different clients on topics such as security, understanding the technology behind the internet, and the infrastructure behind a computer network, all written in non-techie English. When he's not putting out client's fires, Dave is a roadie for his wife's Taiko group and a non-biker motorcycle enthusiast\n","url":"https:\/\/www.comparitech.com\/author\/dave-albaugh\/","@type":"Question","name":"Can I also use my Mac VPN on my iPhone?","answerCount":1,"acceptedAnswer":"@type":"Answer","text":"Yes, most major VPN providers offer VPN apps for desktop and mobile operating systems, including Mac and for iPhone and iOS. Furthermore, most high-quality VPN services also allow you to connect multiple devices simultaneously (often 5 or 6 at once). This means you can connect to VPN servers on your Mac and your iPhone at the same time without restriction.","author":"@type":"Person","name":"Dave Albaugh","description":"Dave Albaugh is a freelance Information Infrastructure Master Technician who consults on computer & network security for small businesses, SOHOs & entrepreneurs. He has documented loads of \"knowledge nuggets\" for different clients on topics such as security, understanding the technology behind the internet, and the infrastructure behind a computer network, all written in non-techie English. When he's not putting out client's fires, Dave is a roadie for his wife's Taiko group and a non-biker motorcycle enthusiast\n","url":"https:\/\/www.comparitech.com\/author\/dave-albaugh\/","@type":"Question","name":"Is there an Apple VPN for Mac?","answerCount":1,"acceptedAnswer":"@type":"Answer","text":"If you\u2019re a paid iCloud subscriber, you already have access to a feature called Private Relay. However, while many have referred to this as \u201ca built-in VPN\u201d, it doesn\u2019t allow you to spoof your location, access geo-blocked services abroad, or bypass local internet restrictions.\u00a0\nThe good news is that most VPNs offer dedicated apps for macOS and iOS. Further, unlike Apple\u2019s Private Relay, these services will encrypt data from all of your apps, not just the Safari browser. Additionally, major providers usually don\u2019t log your real IP address, which is a huge advantage for anyone concerned about their digital privacy.\u00a0","author":"@type":"Person","name":"Dave Albaugh","description":"Dave Albaugh is a freelance Information Infrastructure Master Technician who consults on computer & network security for small businesses, SOHOs & entrepreneurs. He has documented loads of \"knowledge nuggets\" for different clients on topics such as security, understanding the technology behind the internet, and the infrastructure behind a computer network, all written in non-techie English. When he's not putting out client's fires, Dave is a roadie for his wife's Taiko group and a non-biker motorcycle enthusiast\n","url":"https:\/\/www.comparitech.com\/author\/dave-albaugh\/","@type":"Question","name":"How do I change my IP address on Mac?","answerCount":1,"acceptedAnswer":"@type":"Answer","text":"There are a few ways you can change your IP address on macOS. Before you dive into the system settings, though, try resetting your router. This should assign you a new IP address automatically. If this seems like too much work, you can connect to a VPN app, or follow the steps below to manually refresh your IP address:\n\nOpen the menu by clicking the Apple icon\nSelect System Preferences, then Network\nChoose your network in the list, then click the Advanced button\nOpen the TCP\/IP section and click Renew DHCP Lease\nThat\u2019s it \u2013 you should now be browsing with a completely new IP address\n","author":"@type":"Person","name":"Dave Albaugh","description":"Dave Albaugh is a freelance Information Infrastructure Master Technician who consults on computer & network security for small businesses, SOHOs & entrepreneurs. He has documented loads of \"knowledge nuggets\" for different clients on topics such as security, understanding the technology behind the internet, and the infrastructure behind a computer network, all written in non-techie English. When he's not putting out client's fires, Dave is a roadie for his wife's Taiko group and a non-biker motorcycle enthusiast\n","url":"https:\/\/www.comparitech.com\/author\/dave-albaugh\/","@type":"Question","name":"Will a VPN slow down my Mac?","answerCount":1,"acceptedAnswer":"@type":"Answer","text":"Usually, your data goes directly between you and your ISP. However, your VPN acts as a middleman, which allows it to encrypt your traffic but also adds an extra step to the process. This means that your speeds will always be slower when connected.\u00a0\nOn the plus side, leading providers have started making real progress in this area, with many releasing their own blazing-fast protocols instead of relying on the 20-year old OpenVPN protocol. Unless you\u2019re working with an extremely slow connection to begin with, you shouldn\u2019t have any issues.\u00a0","author":"@type":"Person","name":"Dave Albaugh","description":"Dave Albaugh is a freelance Information Infrastructure Master Technician who consults on computer & network security for small businesses, SOHOs & entrepreneurs. He has documented loads of \"knowledge nuggets\" for different clients on topics such as security, understanding the technology behind the internet, and the infrastructure behind a computer network, all written in non-techie English. When he's not putting out client's fires, Dave is a roadie for his wife's Taiko group and a non-biker motorcycle enthusiast\n","url":"https:\


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