How to: Setup VPN for OpenElec

The following tutorial describes in simple steps the process to setup a secure VPN connection from your OpenElec (Kodi) Media Centre PC using the 'VPN for OpenElec' and 'OpenVPN' addons. If you don't know how to add a new repository and install new addon's please refer to this post for guidance before attempting the steps below. … Continue reading How to: Setup VPN for OpenElec

Review: Virtual Private Networks

What is a VPN? A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a secure encrypted connection (or tunnel) between two end points, one of them being your PC and the other being a VPN server. Why would i use a VPN? To extend access to a trusted network from another geographical location, in order to securely access resources … Continue reading Review: Virtual Private Networks

How to: Setup a secure OpenVPN connection on a Synology NAS

The following tutorial describes in simple steps the process to setup a secure VPN connection from your Synology NAS device using the OpenVPN protocol. There are other protocols and connection methods available but OpenVPN is widely considered more secure than PPTP or L2TP/IPSec and as such comes highly recommended if you want to try this … Continue reading How to: Setup a secure OpenVPN connection on a Synology NAS

How to: Say ‘No, Thank You!’ and opt-out of on-line advertising…

Do you ever feel like it's becoming increasingly difficult to say no to on-line service providers? It's seems to me like the default has switched from Opt-out to Opt-in and the onus is now on you to scrutinise all the small print, hunt down those pesky check boxes hidden away deep with the myriad of … Continue reading How to: Say ‘No, Thank You!’ and opt-out of on-line advertising…