In a digital world where at every node your footprints are being tracked, privacy bears the prime importance now and hence it demands changes in the primal ways we connect & represent ourselves in a tangled net of virtuality. Mi Router 3C was designed with this in mind and that is why it comes with the VPN feature inbuilt, which helps you stand armor-protected in a virtual world.
How to Use VPN Feature
First and foremost decide your VPN provider and buy a plan that suits you and make sure it lets you connect via PPTP protocol as this is the one Mi Router 3C uses for connection. For this tutorial we will use Mi Wi-Fi app although same can be accomplished via WebUI too.
Click new VPN and fill in the details of your VPN which your VPN provider gave you upon subscribing:
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Advanced VPN Settings
It comes with smart VPN settings using which you can control the use of VPN for particular devices or websites only and continue using normal connection for other devices or websites.
Filter use of VPN based on Websites
Filter use of VPN based on Devices/MAC
What is VPN, how it's beneficial to me?
In simple terms it can be taken as a tunnel which provides secure and encrypted connection between your devices and the world wide web. In a nutshell it offers privacy by hiding your internet activity, allows you to evade censorship, allows you geo-spoof your location and much more.
How it is beneficial on a router level?
Running VPN on a router level gives you freedom from a cumbersome task of running client apps on each device or setting up the same thing on each device.
From where I can buy VPN?
There are numerous choices out there, compare by weighing the features they have to offer and don’t forget to check for PPTP support.
Do I have to enable VPN again every time?
To enable automatic connection after every reboot, open WebUI on 192.168.31.1, under advanced - VPN - enabled ‘connect automatically when the device is on’
How do I delete VPN config entry in app?
Click & hold the entry you would like to delete and it will be deleted
How do I delete added devices or address from the list
Click & hold the each entry you want to send to the trash.
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