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Old January 31st, 2013, 01:25 PM   #18 (permalink)
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VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. Basically using software you create an encrypted tunnel to connect to a remote network (this could be a home network, a work network, or there is a number VPN services). Effectively your device becomes a part of that network and all your traffic ends up going through the tunnel and out onto the open Internet using the remote networks connection. Thus bypassing restrictions of the local network.
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