It’s useful to have a tool that can change your location whenever you want, but how? Luckily, VPNs are popular and easy-to-use cybersecurity tools that can change your location to almost anywhere in the world. Read on to find out how to get and use a VPN location changer.
A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, changes your apparent location by sending your traffic through a server in another location. Here’s how that works:
1. Your VPN app lets you select a server anywhere in the world where your VPN service has servers. NordVPN, for example, has servers in 60 different countries (in some, you can also select the city).
2. When you connect to the server you’ve selected, your app will form an encrypted tunnel around all of the traffic coming from your device. That tunnel will lead straight to your selected server, which will decrypt your traffic and send it to its final destination. However, your IP address – which helps determine your location and identity – will now be that of the server. Yours will be hidden from the world.
3. That’s it – anyone using your IP address to discover your location will now see your location as the location of the server. You can still use the app as your VPN changer to switch servers to new locations whenever you want. To check if your VPN location changer is working, you can see your online location here.
There are many ways to take advantage of an IP location changer.
These are just the benefits when it comes to changing your location. Using a VPN is one of the most important ways to stay secure and private online. Click here to find out more about how VPNs work and why they’re useful.
This will depend on the VPN you use, and some are easier to use than others. Fortunately, NordVPN’s apps make it super easy to change your location on any device.
There are other ways to use NordVPN as a location changer as well. You can install it onto your router or download our proxy extension for Firefox or Chrome. In fact, it supports almost any device, and you can even install NordVPN on your router!
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