Spectrum Internet is among the safest and the most reliable Internet when it comes to speed and uptime. 100 Mbps, and 400 Mbps to 940 Mbps – these are the speed tiers available. Often, Charter Internet subscribers show a keen interest in using a VPN with their service for various reasons.
Are you one such customer and you want to hook your Internet with a VPN service? This guide walks you through all the steps. Let’s see how it’s done.
Does Spectrum Internet Work with a VPN?
The answer to that is yes. Charter Spectrum Internet works with VPNs very well. You can install it on your device or have it set up on the router. In the latter case, the VPN automatically turns on when you use the Internet from any device be it a smartphone, PC, or tablet.
Getting Started with a VPN
Follow these steps to start using the VPN service with your Spectrum Internet Service:
Step 1: Choose a VPN
Step one is to choose a good VPN service. From free and premium versions, settle for the premium one because it comes with extra features and security.
Then, make sure your VPN has a mobile version so that you can use it on your tablet or smartphone as well.
Step 2: Download and Install the VPN
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After settling for a VPN, download and install it, of course. If you are using the premium version, you will have to register and create an account, of course.
Step 3: Turn On the VPN
Downloaded the VPN? Great, now simply toggle it on. Some VPNs ask what location you would like to choose. Pick any.
Note that if you’re using a VPN to access content from another country, then choose that location while turning on your VPN. Let’s say you are living in the USA and the content from Germany is blocked in your country. When the VPN prompts you to choose the country, select Germany from the options. Once you connect, you would be able to access all websites in Germany.
Step 4: Use the Internet
You should now be able to use the Internet safely and securely. Who knows using a VPN might as well solve the Spectrum packet loss problem and restore your connection.
Setting Up a VPN on a Router
Do you want to use the VPN on your mobile device and need some help in setting it up on your router? These are the steps to follow:
Note: You must download a VPN that supports a router connection.
- Log into the settings of your Spectrum router
- Refer to the manual for complete instructions
- Go to advanced settings
- Choose advanced setup then click VPN service
- Enable the VPN service by checking the box
- Hit apply
- Specify the VPN service settings on the page
- Download and Install the VPN
- Connect to the VPN
- You are now ready to connect to the Internet
You don’t have to turn on the VPN every time you wish to access the Internet. It automatically turns on when you are connected to the Internet.
Why Use a VPN with Spectrum Service?
As mentioned earlier, every user might have their own reasons to use a VPN service. Your reason to use a VPN might fall in the following:
Who doesn’t want to ensure their personal information and everything they do on the Internet stays anonymous? If a hacker gets access to your IP address, he can track down all your online activities.
The good news is a VPN can help you achieve privacy. It ensures all your activities remain private by masking your IP address and changing your server location.
Sometimes, the browsing speed seems to suck. This does not mean the provider is limiting your speed because you forget about Spectrum bill pay. Throttling is a practice of applying bandwidth restrictions and monitor web traffic.
Charter does that too even though it promises unlimited data. But how does a VPN help? Since it masks your identity, you can prevent yourself from becoming a victim of ISP throttling. This is because your ISP won’t be able to track your location and hence throttling won’t apply to your account.
Open Blocked Access
If you want to open access to blocked websites, then there’s no better solution than a VPN. And if you have a mobile VPN then you can even access blocked apps on your smartphone without any fuss.
That’s all the information you need to use VPN with Spectrum. The steps are as easy to follow as a troubleshooting guide for Spectrum.
Choose a trusted VPN like NordVPN or ExpressVPN. They are credible, encrypted and their mobile app versions are available as well.
Don’t forget that a good VPN will make your Internet experience smooth.