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You've been in connected to a network in college, at work, etc. And noted that many of them prohibit access to multiple sites and services? During the period that I did my graduation was hell, basically I had no access to anything, whether social networks, newspapers, e-mail, Steam, etc.

The purpose of this tutorial is to teach you to circumvent these protections as clearly as possible, both on your phone and on your computer. In addition, your entire connection will be encrypted, so no one will know what you saw or when you saw it, all for free and without loss of performance!

Initially I'll address the process that is common across all platforms, which is to find a good server for VPN and create an account, then I'm going to go to the specific parts on the computer and on your cell phone, okay? Let's start!

Choosing a VPN Server

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) connects two computers over a public network, such as the Internet. In essence, it will use its source connection to communicate with another computer, allowing access to everything.

What we are going to do here in the tutorial is to choose a free server that has excellent connection stability and that your secure data is encrypted end-to-end. Do not worry, not even the Chinese Firewall (considered the best in the world) can block and monitor this type of connection, let alone your work or college. I myself have been using it for several years and never had any problems.

There are several VPN network providers, such as HideMyAss, Opera, Hola, among others, you just have to do a quick Google search to see thousands of results. Being as frank as possible, I have tested several providers to date, but what surprised me most not only for its simplicity, but mainly for speed, is TunnelBear, for this reason I decided to choose it for this tutorial.

To begin, we will need to create an account on the site, for that, just click on this link.

When you open the link, just click the "Get Started, It's Free" button as shown in the image below.

After clicking the button, you will be redirected to the account creation page, to do this just enter your email address and choose a password and click the "Create Account" button.

The most suitable download for your platform will start automatically. At the time of creating this tutorial there are several options: Mac, Windows, iOS, Android and extensions to Google Chrome and Opera. You can check all in this link.

In this tutorial I will address the two that I use in my day-to-day life, which are Windows and Android. The operation of other platforms tends to be similar (install the program and essentially enter your account).

Remember that you will need to activate your account by email, you must have received an activation email with a huge button to activate your account, this ensures that your account will work correctly.

Before you begin, a note: As you may suppose, a free service of extreme quality has certain limitations. In the case of TunnelBear, the free account has a limited traffic 500MB per month (the same type of mobile internet limitation on cell phone). But we have a tip: Posting talking about them on Twitter increases the limit by 1GB in the month, so just open this link and follow the instructions.

You can use your account on up to five different devices at the same time, I even use my cell phone and computer pretty much all the time, even at home ... even if there are no restrictions there, I prefer to keep my browser confidential ISP. I just turn off the computer in some cases, like playing online (due to the slight increase in latency).

1. Windows

When you created your account, it is very likely that the download of the TunnelBear-Installer.exe file has started. Just wait for the download to complete and run the program. At the time of creating this tutorial, the program is compatible with Windows 7 or higher.

If this did not happen, just open this link. The download will start automatically, if it still does not happen, just click the Windows button, as shown below.


After downloading the file, just run it and install it on your computer. If you do not have the .NET Framework, the installer prompts you for automatic installation before you begin.

The installation is very simple, just agree to the terms and perform the installation, as shown in the image below.

After the installation is completed on your computer, the program will start and the first thing it will ask you is to enter your account, as shown in the image below. Just type in your username and password you just created. Remember that you must have previously activated your email.

DOnce connected to your account, the program should automatically connect to the nearest tunnel, which in this case is Brazil (yes, I'm Brazilian). If the connection did not occur automatically, slide the selector switch to "On" as shown below.

That's all, now your entire computer is in a secure, unrestricted, and "tunneled" end-to-end environment with security. If you could not open your social networks, no matter which browser you are on, this is now possible. If the location where you are does not allow the connection with Steam, now allows. If the location you are in allows all of this but you are looking for greater security and your Internet Service Provider (ISP) does not snoop on your traffic, this is also a solution.

There are several options in the options menu (represented by the icon of a gear, in the bar to the left). There you can choose whether the program will start with the computer, if you want TunnelBear to block the connection if you change the network (while it reconnects), if you want your Internet traffic to look like normal traffic (to places where there is restriction of use VPN, such as China), etc.

Remember that you can choose a tunnel from anywhere else, there are more than 20 available if you want to see something restricted by region. Obviously a connection to a point further will result in a latency gain (ie, the internet will be slower to respond). In normal situations, choose the one that is closest to you.

Under the terms of use of this program, they block the access ports to torrent programs, because of the legislation in force in the place where their company is installed (Canada).

2. Android

The way to use it on Android is much simpler than on the computer. I point out that at the time of this tutorial's creation, the app required at least Android 4.01.

The first step is to install the application, you can do this directly on the mobile device by searching for "TunnelBear VPN" in the Play Store. You can do this also via computer by logging into your Google account and then this link.

When the program is installed and executed, it will ask for your previously created user and password, as shown below.

Logo em seguida o programa será iniciado. Assim como no computador, basta colocar a chave que aparece na parte superior do programa na posição “Conectado” e aguardar.

Next to your clock, in the notification bar of your phone, a key icon will appear, indicating that the secure connection has been made. In the side menu there are several options you can choose from the bear making noise when connecting, making fluffy clouds appear on the map, and the options that are also available on the computer: if you want TunnelBear to block the connection if you change the network (as it reconnects), if you want your Internet traffic to look like normal traffic (to places where there is VPN restriction, such as China), among others.

Unlike the computer, here is a very interesting feature called SplitBear, which you can choose for TunnelBear not to work for all programs, for example: as informed in the previous section, torrent file ports are blocked due to local legislation of the creators of the Program (Canada), then you can allow your torrent program to connect without TunnelBear's "tunnel" while other programs use it.

Remember that you can choose a tunnel from anywhere to connect, there are more than 20 available if you want to see something restricted by region. Obviously a connection to a point further will result in gain and latency (ie, the internet will slow down to respond). In normal situations, choose the one that is closest to you.

3. iOS e Mac

I do not have any of these platforms at the moment, for this reason they do not appear in detail here, however I searched their help site and the connection system is practically the same: install the program, enter the account and slide the On/Off menu to connect. Almost all of the options are available on all versions such as automatic start or make the traffic seem more normal (if where you are blocking VPN traffic), but some other options are not available, such as the Android SplitBear feature by limitations in the iOS and Mac.

Final Part

The "tunneled" connection over a VPN network is the solution to various problems. If you are in a restricted Internet site (such as college or work), you can circumvent these limitations and not allow these parties to see what you are seeing, prioritizing your privacy. If you are in a secure location but still do not want your internet provider to intrude into your personal life and store the history of everything you see, whether for security or to sell targeted ads, the VPN Protects you from this because your provider will have no idea what you are seeing, after all the traffic is encrypted in the entire connection "tunnel".

If you use Google Chrome, also install an addon that they do, the Blocker. You can download it from this link, as well as protect against advertisements, it also blocks a lot of things that violate your privacy, such as cookies, trackers, etc. It is an excellent complement addon to the VPN network.

If there is any doubt just contact us, just use the top bar, now if there is any question with the program, just use this link.


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