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Is your Gmail, Twitter,
Facebook, or favorite website blocked?


Do you use your laptop or iPad frequently in hotels or internet cafes?

Do you want to keep your Internet activity private with a great, strong VPN shield?


Cyber Monday Deals on Great Kovurt VPN Services

Use the Discount Code on checkout “cyberkovurt2012pro” and gain a 40% discount on Kovurt Pro’s monthly or annual billing plans.

Use the Discount Code on checkout “cyberkovurt2012mobile” and gain a 15%  discount on Kovurt Mobile’s monthly or annual billing plans.

Applies to new signups only, and one order per customer. Discount
applies to your first billing cycle, for either the annual or monthly
plans. Our normal 7-day Guarantee is of course still available, as are our normal terms and conditions.

Stay Private on your laptop and mobile phone in Hotels, Schools, Offices, and Conferences.

The VPN works on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC, and Android device.

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What’s the difference between PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN, and SOCKS when talking about VPNs?

Deciding on the type of “protocol” to use for your VPN is like choosing the best tasting ice cream: there are many choices, and some people prefer one choice over another.

For VPNs, the 3 main choices are PPTP, L2TP, and OpenVPN. We also include SOCKS, but that is not really a VPN protocol. Some people also use SSTP too, but that is not being used so much these days (yet!). Then you also hear of “IPSec”, but that is really a marketing brand used by Cisco and other companies and really refers to L2TP.

Did we confuse you yet?

Yes, it can be a little confusing. So we will only concentrate on the differences between PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN, and SOCKS. There is a good comparison chart on Kovurt.com, but here is our own chart too:

 

VPN Protocols

PPTP

L2TP

SOCKS

OpenVPN

Ease of Setup Fast Fast Moderate Moderate
VPN Speed Fast Fast Moderate Moderate
Security Moderate Very Good Very Good Best
Stability Good Good Better Best
Suggested Systems iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac Mac, Ubuntu Mac, Windows 7

PPTP and L2TP do not require any software for you to install! So many people like to use them because you only need to enter your username and password once on your computer or phone, and in the future you can connect with a click of a button

OpenVPN is a little more cumbersome because you must download software first to use it. Then you must install the software and maintain the software when there are upgrades. OpenVPN is a little more stable, but most people agree that PPTP and L2TP are just so much easier to use. Plus, PPTP and L2TP can be used on iPads, iPhones, and Android mobile phones, but OpenVPN can not be used on those devices (unless you “crack” them).

So those are our thoughts on the differences. Please leave your comments below to let us know what you think.

How to setup PPTP VPN on Linux

For our instructions and tutorial, we are using the VPN services from Kovurt.com. You can use any service you like, but we prefer Kovurt. We are also using Ubuntu as an example for Linux.

Install the Network Manager PPTP plug-in
1) Go to the System menu in the taskbar on Ubuntu, expand the Administration menu and click on Synaptic Package Manager.

2) In the search box, enter “pptp” and hit enter.

3) Click the box next to “network-manager-pptp” and select Mark for installation. If the network-manager-pptp is already installed (the check box will be grey), exit the Synaptic Package Manager and proceed to VPN setup instructions below.

4) The system may prompt you to install additional necessary components. Click on the Mark button to select the additional components.
a) Click the green check mark in the toolbar to apply all selected changes and install the PPTP plug in.
b) When prompted to apply the changes, click the Apply button.
c) Close the Synaptic Package Manager

Setup the PPTP connection
1) Expand the System menu and click on Network Connections to open the Network Connections control panel

2) Click on the VPN tab. If the Add button on the VPN tab is grayed out, follow the instructions above to install the PPTP plug-in.

3) Click the Add button to add a new VPN configuration.

4) When prompted to choose a VPN connection type, choose Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) and click the Create button.

5) In the Connection name: textbox, enter “KOVURT VPN”

a) In the Gateway field enter the “server” name that Kovurt or your service provider sent you. That should something like vpnserver-usa.vpn.com or something like that.

b) In the Username field, enter your VPN username.
c) In the Password field, enter your VPN password.
d) Click the Advanced button to bring up an additional settings dialog.
e) Check the Use Point-to-Point encryption (MPPE) box.
f) Click the OK button
g) Click the Apply button (you may be prompted to enter your password to store the configuration securely)
h) Restart Network Manager (The best way we have found to restart Network Manager is to open a terminal and type “sudo /etc/init.d/network-manager restart”. This will disconnect all of your network connections)

6) In the taskbar, click on the Network Manager applet to bring up the connection menu. Then expand VPN Connections and select “KOVURT VPN”.

How to setup PPTP VPN on Mac OS X

For our instructions and tutorial, we are using the VPN services from Kovurt.com. You can use any service you like, but we prefer Kovurt.

After you confirmed your Kovurt subscription, we sent you an email. Inside that email you should see something like the following:

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Your VPN Username: username
Your VPN Password: password
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The good news is that you do not need to install any more software! Everything you need is already on your computer. Follow the easy steps below to start using Kovurt VPN:

1) Go to your “System Preferences” and then click the “Network” icon.
How to use Kovurt on Mac 1

2) Click the “+” button on the bottom left. This will allow you to create a new connection.
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3) On the dropdown menus, please choose “VPN” and “PPTP”. For the “Service name”, please type “Kovurt”. Then click “Create”.
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4) In the “Server Address” area please add the details we sent to you. For the “Account Name”, please input your “Username” that we sent to you. Then click “Authentication Settings…”.
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5) Now enter your “Password” that we already sent to you. Then click “OK”.
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6) Now click “Advanced…”.
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7) Please tick the “Send all traffic over VPN connection” box. Then click “OK”.
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8) Please make sure the “Show VPN status in menu bar” box is ticked. Then click “Apply”.
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9) You are now finished. You can click “Connect” to start using your Kovurt VPN!
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How to setup L2TP VPN on Mac OS X

For our instructions and tutorial, we are using the VPN services from Kovurt.com. You can use any service you like, but we prefer Kovurt.

After you confirmed your Kovurt subscription, we sent you an email. Inside that email you should see something like the following:

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Your VPN Username: username
Your VPN Password: password
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The good news is that you do not need to install any more software! Everything you need is already on your computer. Follow the easy steps below to start using “L2TP over IPSec” on Kovurt VPN:

1) In your “System Preferences…” click the “Network” icon.

2) A window will open and in the bottom-left corner you should click the “+” icon.

3) In the “Interface” please choose “VPN”. Then for “VPN Type” choose “L2TP over IPSec”. Finally, for the “Service Name” you can anything you like, so “KOVURT VPN” is a good choice to type in this field. Finally, click “Create”.

4) Now in “Server Address” you can choose ot add any server from the list we emailed to you after you registered. For example you can add “us2.kovurt.com” or “uk2.kovurt.com” or jp2.kovurt.com” or any of more than a dozen more. Then in “Account Name” you should type your “VPN Username” that we emailed to you — usually this will be your email address, but you should double-check the email to make sure. Finally, click “Authentication Settings…”.

5) In the “Password” area please type the “VPN Password” that we emailed to you after you registered. In the “Shared Secret” please type “mysecurevpn“. Then click “OK”.

6) Next click the “Advanced…” button.

7) Make sure the “Send all traffic over VPN connection” link is ticked. Then click “OK”.

8) First click the “Apply” button. Then click the “Connect” button. You will then connect!

9) Another easy method to connect is to go to the top of your computer screen and dropdown the “VPN” icon. Then click the “Connect KOVURT VPN”.

How to setup OpenVPN on Mac OS X

For our instructions and tutorial, we are using the VPN services from Kovurt.com. You can use any service you like, but we prefer Kovurt.

After you confirmed your Kovurt subscription, we sent you an email. Inside that email you should see something like the following:

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Your VPN Username: username
Your VPN Password: password
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You can download opensource, free OpenVPN software for your Mac from Tunnelblick. We really like there software and it is always being updated with new versions to fix old bugs.

If you want to download Kovurt’s own VPN software for Mac, you should visit their site at Kovurt.com and get their service.

Whether you decide to use Tunnelblick’s software or Kovurt’s software, you should follow the instructions in the download to install the software. Installations should take you about 30 seconds and are very easy.

Please use the VPN Username and VPN Password to connect to the Kovurt VPN network. Once you are connected, you will have a greater level of privacy and security.

How to setup PPTP VPN on iPhone

For our instructions and tutorial, we are using the VPN services from Kovurt.com. You can use any service you like, but we prefer Kovurt.

After you confirmed your Kovurt subscription, we sent you an email. Inside that email you should see something like the following:

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Your VPN Username: username
Your VPN Password: password
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The good news is that you do not need to install any more software! Everything you need is already on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Follow the easy steps below to start using Kovurt VPN:

 

1) Tap the “Settings” icon on your iPhone or iPad.
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2) Tap the “VPN” row to enter the VPN settings.
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3) Tap the “Add VPN Configuration”.
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4) First, choose the “PPTP” tab at the top. Then enter your details similar to how we have described them in the graphic: your “Server” will be the “Server” or “IP Address” we sent to you, your “Account” will be the “Username” we sent you, and your “Password” is the same “Password” we sent to you. Remember that this is case-sensitive! After you enter these details, please tap “Save” in the top right.
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5) You now have successfully created your new Kovurt VPN account. Your screen will look similar to this. Next, you must tap the “Off” and then it will turn “On” after a few moments. If you receive an error, please repeat step #4 above and ensure your Account and Password were entered correctly.
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6) Success! If you see a small, blue “VPN” logo at the top of your iPhone or iPod Touch, you are now connected. Good luck and enjoy the Internet as you Go Kovurt!
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How to setup L2TP VPN on iPhone

For our instructions and tutorial, we are using the VPN services from Kovurt.com. You can use any service you like, but we prefer Kovurt.

After you confirmed your Kovurt subscription, we sent you an email. Inside that email you should see something like the following:

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Your VPN Username: username
Your VPN Password: password
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The good news is that you do not need to install any more software. Everything you need is already on your computer. Follow the easy steps below to start using “L2TP over IPSec” on your Kovurt VPN:

 

1) Tap the “Settings” icon on your iPhone or iPod Touch.
How Do I Use L2TP/IPSec On Kovurt On My iPhone or iPod Touch?

2) Tap the “VPN” row to enter the VPN settings.
How Do I Use L2TP/IPSec On Kovurt On My iPhone or iPod Touch?

3) Tap the “Add VPN Configuration”.
How Do I Use L2TP/IPSec On Kovurt On My iPhone or iPod Touch?

4) First, choose the “L2TP” tab at the top. Then enter your details similar to how we have described them in the graphic:
a) Your “Server” will be the “Server” or “IP Address” we sent to you.  For example “us3.kovurt.com” or “uk2.kovurt.com” or “sg3.kovurt.com”.
b) Your “Account” will be the “Username” we sent you, and your “Password” is the same “Password” we sent to you. Remember that this is case-sensitive!
c) Under “Secret” you will add the phrase “mysecurevpn“.
c) After you enter these details, please tap “Save” in the top right.
How Do I Use L2TP/IPSec On Kovurt On My iPhone or iPod Touch?

5) You now have successfully created your new Kovurt VPN account. Your screen will look similar to this. Next, you must tap the “Off” and then it will turn “On” after a few moments. If you receive an error, please repeat step #4 above and ensure your Account and Password were entered correctly.
How Do I Use L2TP/IPSec On Kovurt On My iPhone or iPod Touch?

6) Success! If you see a small, blue “VPN” logo at the top of your iPhone or iPod Touch, you are now connected. Good luck and enjoy the Internet as you Go Kovurt!
How Do I Use L2TP/IPSec On Kovurt On My iPhone or iPod Touch?

How to setup PPTP VPN on iPad

For our instructions and tutorial, we are using the VPN services from Kovurt.com. You can use any service you like, but we prefer Kovurt.

After you confirmed your Kovurt subscription, we sent you an email. Inside that email you should see something like the following:

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Your VPN Username: username
Your VPN Password: password
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The good news is that you do not need to install any more software. Everything you need is already on your iPad. Follow the easy steps below to start using PPTP on your Kovurt VPN on your iPad:

1) Go into your “Settings” on your iPad and tap “General” and then tap the “Network” link.

 

2) Next tap the “VPN” menu.

3) Tap the “Add VPN Configuration…” link.

4) First, choose the “PPTP” tab at the top. Then enter your details similar to how we have described them in the graphic: your “Server” will be the “Server” or “IP Address” we sent to you. For example “us4.kovurt.com” or “uk3.kovurt.com”. Your “Account” will be the “Username” we sent you, and your “Password” is the same “Password” we sent to you. Remember that this is case-sensitive! After you enter these details, please tap “Save” in the top right.

5) Now go back to your main “settings” area. Click the “Off” on the VPN area and it will turn “On”.

6) Your connection may take a few moments to connect. When you see the smal “VPN” symbol in the top of your iPad, you have successfully connected! If for some reason you can not connect, try clicking the “VPN” button again — sometimes your connection times out and it may take a few extra seconds to make the initial connection.

How to setup L2TP VPN on iPad

For our instructions and tutorial, we are using the VPN services from Kovurt.com. You can use any service you like, but we prefer Kovurt.

After you confirmed your Kovurt subscription, we sent you an email. Inside that email you should see something like the following:

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Your VPN Username: username
Your VPN Password: password
===============

The good news is that you do not need to install any more software. Everything you need is already on your iPad. Follow the easy steps below to start using “L2TP over IPSec” on your Kovurt VPN on your iPad:

1) Go to your “Settings” and click the “General”. Then tap “Network”.

2) Next, tap the “VPN” selection.

3) Now tap “Add VPN Configuration…”

4) Now tap the “L2TP” menu at the top. You will now need to add the following information:
a) For “Description” you can write “Kovurt”.
b) For “Server” you can choose from dozens of servers. We emailed you a list and you can use somethign like “us6.kovurt.com” or “uk3.kovurt.com” or “jp2.kovurt.com”. You decide which server is best for you.
c) For “Account”, that is the VPN Username we emailed to you. Usually iy is an email address.
d) For “Password”, that is the VPN Password we emailed to you. Please check your email for that password.
e) For “Secret”, you should use “mysecurevpn“.
f) Then click “Save”.

5) Now back in your main “Settings” area, click the “OFF” button next to “VPN”.

6) The VPN will connect and a button at the top of your iPad will say “VPN” when you are fully connected to Kovurt’s Shield network.