There are two “easy” ways to have an VPN to protect yourself:
1.Many people have a VPN server at home and then use their Gl.Inet router as a VPN client to get back to home giving you privacy by encrypting your traffic and also to be able to access devices in their home network while they’re out on the road.
2. Many people use a commercial VPN service like NordVPN to give give them selves privacy by encrypting their traffic. So you are basically connecting to a VPN server hosted by NordVPN. It’s worth mentioning that NordVPN does not supply Wireguard VPN protocol and only OpenVPN protocol. The Wireguard protocol is a much more efficient and lean VPN protocol that results in much better speeds across your VPN connection. If I sign up for a VPN provider I would only choose one that supports Wireguard. The ones Wireguard provider that Gl.Inet supports “out of the box” are: Azire, Mullvad, Torguard, OVPN, We, Strong and Spider. That being said they will support any Wireguard provider that can supply a Wireguard configuration file. Some only support Wireguard via an app.
So number 1 is a little bit more complicated because you need to setup a bit more infrastructure in your own home network.
Once again you need to use a commercial provider to get geographical VPN. So a VPN provider will have servers in many countries. For me in Australia, if I want to get US Netflix, which has more shows than the local one I connect to a VPN server owned by my VPN provider in the US. Similarly if I want to purchase something that’s cheaper in say India like a streaming service subscription , I can connect to a VPN server owned by my VPN provider in Delhi and appear to be “living” in that country.
This is an advantage over using the home based VPN mentioned above
The most popular ones are probably the AR750S and the MT1300. The MT1300 has faster WiFi and gives faster VPN processing however it’s larger and heavier and requires a bit more power (5V/2A vs 5V/3A) if you’re running it off say a powerbank or you notebook. To me, if you’re going to travel and use this in a hotel for a couple of days stay and you’re under no luggage restrictions then the MT1300 is a good fit, however if you’re travelling light and want to use it in Cafe’s or libraries that you come across then the AR750s is probably a better fit.
Hope this helps.