Yes, we work! … Restriction of freedom on the Internet, when access to certain resources is blocked, has contributed significantly to the popularity of VPNs. VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a technology that spoofs your location on the Internet and helps to preserve confidentiality.
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Is it Possible to Hold Webinars Through VPN?
Yes, it is possible … But without using WebRTC protocol just because most VPN service providers are unable to proxy the UDP packets and avoid hight loading to their equipment. Then, most of them do not allow UDP protocol. We offer our downloadable software to avoid this restrictions because it works over TCP protocol through standard port 443.
So, how VPN works?
When you go online on the Internet, you certainly use the services of an Internet connection provider. This provider has got access to all information about your actions, e.g., websites visited, files downloaded, etc. When you enable VPN, the specialized service establishes an encrypted connection over your main Internet link. All of your online sessions will still go through your provider, but it will no longer be able to track you. Your real IP address will be hidden.
VPN helps to preserve your confidentiality, as the provider is no longer able to track that namely you visited some certain website or downloaded any files. Moreover, with the help of VPN it is possible to spoof your location. As an example, you can go online with a German IP address, while still enjoying the sun on a sandy beach in Thailand.
VPN and Video Conferencing
Some attendees keep asking us if the video conferencing is going to work fine with the VPN enabled.
In most cases, the answer is “Yes.” Yet, we recommend using paid VPN services, e.g., NordVPN, Surfshack and ExpressVPN. They ensure good data transmission speed and work adequately with streaming services, which webinar platforms are.
Free VPN services can slow down your Internet experience, especially when it comes to holding or attending video conferencing. Moreover, if your Internet connection speed is slow, it would be better not to use any VPN in that case.
VPN Built-in Opera
The Opera web browser has a built-in VPN service that blocks WebRTC, video, and audio transmission technology. Many video conferencing platforms use WebRTC. If this technology is blocked on your side, you will not be able to use the videoconferencing fully. To enable WebRTC operation in conjunction with VPN, you could go into the web browser settings and, in the Privacy & Security tab, activate the option ”Use any suitable network interface.”
VPN allows for encrypting your connection and keeping confidentiality online. Using paid services will not impact your online experience in any way, including video conferencing. If you encounter issues — when attendees do not see or hear you — disable your VPN.
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