You are confused....the PIA paid vpn service does nothing for you...all it does it hide your ip address from websites your browse...it does not secure your connection when using a remote device to access you home network...If I buy an asus vpn router and plug it in to my resident router ( Netgear wndr3700v4) can I setup the asus router via its vpn client with a subscription vpn pia[ already have paid for sub] will this then work without any other configuring of either the new router [asus] or the resident Netgear router. If this is so presumably anything connected to the new router will be secured. Will there be away to be able to connect back and forth between routers ?
Hi Arlobillz,I will get my head around this. Thanks for your reply
You are not secure when remotely viewing cameras without a VPN SERVER running in your house AND using a VPN client on your phone to make a secure connection. The reason is that you will have to port forward the camera, that means anyone with an internet connection can access it....these hackers run bots and scan ip addresses....they pray on vulnerabilities in the camera firmware.Hello fenerman and mat
Thanks for holding my hand on this one.
Can I just run through my sketchy understanding of the position
I have read through the vpn for noobs but still fail to understand sufficiently why I am insecure/secure adopting certain paths.
My situation is that I do not understand how my cams are vunerable from the internet. If I connect to cams from my own network at home I am told I am secure.
Why am I secure?
I read that the dahua cams possibly have a calling home exploit
As soon as I connect using an outside of my own lan connection I am not.
Why am I not secure?
The other thing I wish to know is I have purchased an Asus wrt router; is there any advantage in connecting this to my resident netgear router ( no native vpn ) and setting up vpn on the new asus.
I understood the advantage of this would be easy switching from the vpn secure network to the normal network ( some websites I connect to will not let me use a vpn)
Yes, absolutely.I have another question and apologise in advance if its stupid.
If I connect remotely to my cameras using a mobile data connection do all the security problems highlighted in the previous post by fenderman still apply