How to Create A Free VPN in 5 Minutes

This is a Quick Tutorial on How To set up a Free Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Watch the Video Above or Watch on YouTube

 

Option 1: Free and Paid Services

ProtonVPN - This is not an affiliate link. It's a paid service but they do offer a free option. It's not going to be blazing fast but it is free. It also has options for all your other devices.

VPN Unlimited - This is a really good program for all your devices. They don't offer you a "Free Version" but they do have a lifetime deal that get's you up to 5 devices for $49.99.

  • This is the link, VPN Unlimited Lifetime, to get access to the deal through an affiliate, but the deal usually only lasts 6 days at a time. You might have to sign up for the newsletter with the affiliate to keep getting the deal as it's offered about every 5 days.
    • I can't guarantee that the link above will work for you but the deal is through Cracked Shop.

There's a ton others also, like Hide My Ass, etc...that will help you find what you're looking for.

(Note: VPNs in this article have a robust free version available. But remember, there is no substitute for a paid service. Free services are typically either ad-supported or bandwidth-restricted.)


Option 2: Free Services - Requires Manual Setup

(Note: This is for a PC or Mac only, I will show you how to change your IP on your phone below this section.)

On both Mac and PC the setup should be pretty much the same. This tutorial is via a Mac on the Chrome Browser.

Each Browser will be a little bit different but under the same idea.

  1. Open your browser
  2. Click on the word Chrome in the top left corner of the silver bar
  3. Click on Preferences
  4. Your settings will come up in another Tab
  5. Click on "Show Advanced Settings"
  6. Find "Network" - Google Chrome is using your computer's system proxy settings to connect to the network.
  7. Click on "Change Proxy Settings"
  8. This will bring up your systems information
  9. Check the box - "Web Proxy (HTTP)" 
    1. Note "HTTP" is not a secured protocol
      1. You might want to find "HTTPS" proxy servers if you're trying to get around internet blocked content but HTTP should also still work.
    2. Notice a box called "Web Proxy Server" comes up
  10. Go Here: https://nordvpn.com/free-proxy-list/
    1. Scroll down till you see the list.
      1. You can also filter your search right above the list if you're looking for an HTTPS server.
  11. Copy the IP address to the server you want to connect to.
    1. Example: US Server: 173.255.143.184
  12. Go back to the "Network" window that was opened earlier.
  13. Insert the IP address that you just copied.
  14. Next find the port number which is on the Free Proxy list you just copied the IP from.
    1. Make sure the Port number matches with your IP address!
    2. Example: IP address: 173.255.143.184 Port: 80
  15. Once you've got the port, go back and put it in the blank to the right hand side of your new IP address.
  16. Click OK
  17. Start surfing under a new IP address!

Option 3: How to change your IP on your phone

(This option currently only works on Wi-Fi and is for Android.)

  1. Connect to WIFI network (e.g. 'FFAC')
  2. Settings->WIFI
  3. Long tap on connected network's name (e.g. on 'FFAC')
  4. Modify network config-> Show advanced options
  5. Set proxy settings
  6. Go Here: https://nordvpn.com/free-proxy-list/
    1. Follow Steps after above

And that's how you change it on your Android Device.


Now when it comes down to it...The paid versions are way better and more efficient but if you're short on cash...the free way is always an option!


If you're wanting to help make a change in the world by being able to teach and educate others...then please consider being a member of our Five For A Change Social Site or you can help us continue to educate people by making a donation here!