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Chapter 18. Working Remotely > Connecting to a Virtual Private Network Server

Connecting to a Virtual Private Network Server

A virtual private network (VPN) lets you connect from one PC to another securely and privately by using the internet as a conduit. Think of a VPN connection as a small steel pipe, carrying encrypted data, that links two PCs and tunnels inside the larger transparent pipe of the internet.

By using an internet connection (Chapter 12), you can travel worldwide and dial your ISP’s local access number to connect to your far-off PC or network (a good reason for laptop owners to sign up with a national or international ISP). If your remote PC is rooted in place or doesn’t move much, a high-speed (DSL or cable) internet connection lets you communicate faster than any dial-up modem call. Together, high-speed lines and VPNs overcome direct dialing’s twin evils: slow speeds and high costs.


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