wtf is vpn?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by jimi23, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. jimi23 macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2007
    I know the basic idea of it, i learnt in computer class, but what use is it on iPod Touch?
  2. imperator macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2007
    Because some of us use VPN to connect to our networks and since the touch is an internet device, it ensures compatibility with the networks we use!
  3. jimi23 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2007
    Ah, so you can connect to your network at home on the go?
    I had this crazy idea of VPN, you can connect to any router, encrypted or not, but you iPT send the ip address of you designated router, and the info travels through that.
    End effect would be internet anywhere that gets billed to the correct router/phoneline
  4. erasr macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2007
  5. miniConvert macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2006
    Kent, UK - the 'Garden of England'.
    If you need to access information stored on a remote secured local network then a VPN is the best way to go about it. Once connected to a VPN server on a network your communications are tunnelled via it over the Internet. It's just like being physically connected to the network by a cable. Great for accessing pages, mailboxes or shares that wouldn't otherwise be accessible over the Internet.

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