How do I know if my router is VPN compatible?

Before you go further, it's important to make sure that your router is compatible with a VPN. Not all routers are VPN-supported.

To find out more about compatibility, check the manual that may have come with your router. If you didn't receive any manual, or if you've misplaced it, you should be able to find the information you need online. Just search for the name of your router and “VPN compatibility”. If you're buying a new router, it's also a good idea to make sure it's VPN compatible before you purchase it. There are plenty of excellent home VPN routers on the market.

It is worth noting that most ISP routers and modems don’t support a VPN connection. However, you can combine an ISP modem with a VPN-supported router for a VPN to work.

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