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How to Hide your Caller ID on Android

Hello TweakBlasters, here is steps tutorial to hide ID On Android Device


There is no doubt, we all have always had one unique reason that prompt us in to wanting to hide our caller ID, especially to pranks on Friend, protect our mobile number while used in the public place, etc.

Briefly, I’ll share two awesome methods you can hide your caller ID on Android.

Method 1 (Recommended)

The very first thing is to navigate to Phone or Call (The might text varies depending on your maker). Then Open the phone/dialler app on your Android phone.

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Just by the bottom of the left hand of the screen or the right hand of the screen or at the end of the search bar you’ll find 3 dots lying either horizontally or vertically next to each other. Open the menu by tapping the three dots.
Select ‘Settings‘.
Click on ‘Call settings‘.
Click on ‘Additional settings‘.
One the menu has loaded, click on ‘Caller ID‘.
Now select ‘Hide number‘

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If you want to enable your Caller ID then follow the above steps carefully and click ‘Show Number‘ at the final stage.

How to Hide your Caller ID on Android


Method 2 (Alternative)

This process seems less time consuming but there’s no assurance that it will work perfectly for you because most Service provider doesn’t allow or won’t let this work well. Before you use it, think twice!

To show your number when calling from a Mobile Phone, dial 1832 before the phone number you want to call.
To show your number when calling from a Fixed Line Phone, dial 1832 or *32 before the phone number you want to call.
Now you know how to hide caller ID on Android perfectly. Remember to use this for educational purpose only. I’m not responsible for how you use the article.

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Switch Font: One of the reasons why Android is preferred to other OS is because it’s open source. Been open source will give it a larger users support and features could easily be added/tweaked since the code on which it runs is open to the entire public. In short, Android is flexible and that’s why most of us stick to it.

Fonts, as defined by Merriam Webster’s Dictionary, is an assortment or set of type or characters all of one style and sometimes one size. In other words, a font can also be referred to as the general kind of look taken by the set of characters mostly on gadgets.

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Today, I’ll be exploring two trusted apps which can be used to change your font on Android to another whereby a new look will be given to your gadget:

1. iFont
This app is the most popular and trusted fonts switcher on Android designed to install beautiful fonts on your phone. You can download and use hundreds of fonts to make your phone become lovely. It ‘s easy to change system font!

Main functions:

1.Support Samsung, XiaoMi (MIUI), Meizu, Huawei(Emotion UI)phone perfect replacement font
2.Support Htc, Sony, Motolora phone replacement font(Need Root)
3.Support to modify the font size, support for custom fonts
4.Easy to operate,eliminate the tedious steps.
5.Automatic backup fonts easily restore the factory font
6.Change font size, make size from small to big.2. Babel Font

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2. Babel Font
BaBel Fonts is a unique font manager for Android devices. BaBel Fonts provide hundreds of stylish fonts, funny, cool, cute, handwriting etc, It’s easy to use BaBel Fonts, preview the fonts details, and download and use it, then all system fonts will be changed, including the fonts in other app or in the browser. In addition, BaBel Fonts support most languages around the world. Download funny fonts you like, and enjoy your funny life!



Features:

1.Hundreds of the cool and fun fonts.
2.Easy to change fonts, without restarting the phone.
3.Concise interface.
4.Support most languages:
Chinese, Latin languages (English, Arabic, Russian, French, German, etc.), Hindi, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Myanmar, etc.
5.Support phone models: Samsung, Huawei, Infinix, TECNO, Symphony, Lava, etc.
For the other devices, LG, MIUI, OPPO etc, it requires root access if your device does not support FlipFont. If you can’t change fonts with these models, please read the FAQ in BaBel Fonts.

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If BaBel Font has been installed without any download from Google Play–It’s a system app pre-installed by the manufacturer, just like the camera, SMS etc., please follow this route: Settings–Display–Font style or theme center-font, then you can start to change fonts!

Note

Either of this app might require root access if your device is less than Android 5.0.
Do not disconnect, restart or shut down the app during font installation.
 It’s advisable to backup your default font before opting to another.Were you able to change your font? Which of these apps did you use? Let us know by using the comment box

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Hello TweakBlasters, Today am gonna talk about the categories of android app that can harm your device. Keep reading.

Depending on the device maker, most Android devices have more bloatware than others which is can make your phone misbehave after uninstalling them. Similarly, there are apps that are not bloatware but are not installed by the device user. They are installed by other applications either as Add-on, Plugin, Advert, etc.

4 Categories of Apps you should Avoid on Your Android

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Today I will show you category of apps you should avoid so as to keep your device in a perfect state:

1. Untrusted Auto-start Apps
Untrusted apps that run on the start of your device, are very dangerous to your device. WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook app for Android are perfect examples of apps that auto start but if you have any app installed from a 3rd party site or from anywhere else which autostarts, you should consider hitting the uninstall button.

How to uninstall these Apps

Go to Settings -> Apps -> “ALL” or “Downloaded Apps” click on the apps you wish to uninstall and uninstall them.

2. Apps with Too many Ads
To have enough support and development for apps, developers add ads to their Apps. There are tons of trusted Ads network developers use in their apps e.g AdMob by Google. But when you start seeing too much adult adverts, or app is controlling itself then such apps are dangerous. How? Easy, all trusted Ads network rarely serve ads with adult content and they take strict actions on publishers who use tricky ways to get conversions for their Ads. Lastly, trusted Ad Network will serve relevant Ads because they track your activities online.

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3. Apps With Max Ram / Space Requirements
Avoid apps that require too much RAM, a perfect example is games with OBB+APK. These apps consume not just the RAM but also battery life and this can result in your device getting laggy unless you have a beast RAM powered device.

There are also other apps that have higher RAM and space consumption, something like our dear Facebook App.

4. Mobile Launchers / Boost Apps
Oh my God, the funniest part of this is when you install a Battery Saving app and it’s the same app that drains your battery.

USING BOOST APPS ISN’T BAD BUT USING THOSE DOESN’T WORK IS.

Apps that clear your device background activities but remain up themselves? I’m not totally against these apps but believe me, they waste your Device Storage, Battery, Time also. The main thing those apps does is to kill all background process and you can do that manually too but somehow tedious. (if you have root Greenify is a recommended app for this)

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How to Easily Download Medias From Instagram


Instagram is a very popular network where pictures and videos with little texts are shared, apparently a social media where everyone communicates with images, GIFs, Videos also with text support to serve strictly as caption.

Sometimes, you stumble on medias you really need to have a copy with you and the best thing to do is screenshot. (To screenshot, press your volume down and power button simultaneously and then boom, works on almost all Androids and some iOS).

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Today, I’m sharing with you a wonderful app you might have probably stumbled before or not.

InstaSaver is the most unique tool that lets you download any Instagram video or picture directly from the Instagram feed. No login needed. No special credentials.

How to use Instasaver

1. Turn on InstaSaver by taping on the main switch below the InstaSaver logo.

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2. Select Copy Share URL on any public photo or video, a notification will prompt up from which you can choose to download the photo/video or share it.
When InstaSaver switch is turned off, you can download Instagram photos & videos manually by pasting the Share URL into the app.
You don’t have to go back and forth between the app and Instagram.

NOTE

Using this app simultaneously with other memory consuming app can result it your device becoming laggy.
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This information is strictly for Android users.

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How to use Photoshop's photo-to-cartoon effect

The photo-to-cartoon effect is one of our favourite Photoshop effects and it's surprisingly easy to achieve. In this tutorial we'll show you how to turn photos to cartoons using an assortment of filters and simple brushwork.


Filters that turn your photos into drawings or paintings have been around in Photoshop for years. However, there have always been two problems with them: first, they've been used to death, and second, most of them aren't all that convincing.

To get a good result requires more than just slapping a filter over an image - instead you'll need to combine filters with hand-painted brushwork and other Photoshop skills.

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In this tutorial you'll learn how to turn a portrait into a cartoon caricature with the help of a few Photoshop filters and some painting with the Brush tool.

We'll begin by creating a sketch of our tattooed man above, which involves an unusual use for the Gaussian Blur filter. From here we'll use the brush to colour in the skin, hair and clothes.

We'll also save ourselves some time by blending the original tattoos with our cartoon. And to finish it off, we'll add a striking line vortex effect to the background.



1. Convert to sketch

Open your start image. Hit Cmd/Ctrl+J to duplicate the background layer, then Cmd/Ctrl+ Shift+U to remove colour. Hit Cmd/Ctrl+J again, then Cmd/Ctrl+I to invert the tones. Change the Blend Mode to Color Dodge. Go to Filter>Blur> Gaussian Blur. Set Radius to 8px and hit OK.

2. Make lines stronger

Hit Cmd/Ctrl+Shift+Alt+E to merge a new layer, then Cmd/Ctrl+J to copy it. Set the Blend Mode to Multiply, then copy the layer three times to make the lines stronger. Highlight the top layer, Shift+click the layer above the background and hit Cmd/Ctrl+E to merge. Rename the layer Sketch.

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3. Clean it up

Make a new layer, drag it below the sketch layer, then go to Edit>Fill Layer. Set Use: White and hit OK. Next highlight the sketch layer and click the Add Layer Mask icon in the Layers Panel. Grab the Brush tool and set colour to black, then paint to tidy up the skin, clothes and hair.

4. Paint in colours

Change the Blend Mode of the sketch layer to Multiply, then make a new layer and drag it below. Grab the Brush tool and choose a colour for the skin, then begin painting. Make more new layers and paint different colours for the hair, eyes, mouth and jeans.

5. Reveal the tattoos

Duplicate the background layer. Drag it to below the sketch layer. Go to Filter>Brush Strokes>Ink Outlines. Leave the default settings and hit OK. Alt-click the Add Layer Mask icon to add a mask that hides the layer, then paint with white to reveal the tattoos. Next highlight the white layer.

6. Add background effects

Go to Filter>Texturiser>Grain. Set Grain Type: Vertical, Intensity 100, Contrast 0. Go to Filter> Blur>Gaussian Blur. Set Radius 4px. Go to Filter> Distort> Polar Coordinates and pick Rectangular to Polar. Hit Cmd/Ctrl+U, check Colorize, set Hue 211. Paint white over any lines that show through.

Final Tip

When colouring in different parts of an image, always use a separate layer for each colour so you can erase, tone down or change the shade at any time.
Hello TweakBlasters, Am here with this blockbluster tutorial that will enable you to Open A Laptop Without The Password



Let’s just face the truth that everyone forgets their password once in a while. There is nothing to be embarrassed about that. But the reality is that if you forget your laptop password then you won’t be able to get into your system preventing you from accessing your important documents and files. Nothing feels worse than not able to get into your own computer just because you forgot your password.

But as usual, we have come up with a solution that will put end to this problem forever. That’s correct, with the help of an external laptop password recovery software you can reset and remove the password from your welcome screen making it easier for you to get into your computer without entering any password at all.

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Sounds exciting and unrealistic, right? We know it sounds too good to be true so without further ado, let’s get started with the procedure on how to unlock a laptop without remembering your own password. That’s where UUkeys Windows Password Mate comes into play.

What is UUkeys Windows Password Mate?

UUkeys Windows Password Mate is a Windows password recovery program that is used to unlock any Windows computer and laptop including Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP and any other older Windows version. It literally takes few minutes to completely remove the password from your welcome screen and it is supported by over 200+ brands of laptops including Sony, Samsung, LG, and Toshiba and so on.

What do you need to reset the password of your laptop?
An empty USB flash drive with at least 1 GB of storage space.
A distinct computer or laptop with administrator privileges since you can’t access your own laptop.
UUkeys program files to unlock your PC.

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Steps involved to unlock your laptop Password:
Step 1: Download the UUkeys program on the laptop in which you have access right now and install it by completing the setup procedure.
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Step 2: Launch the program to see the main user interface of the program and insert an empty USB flash drive or a rewritable CD/DVD to make the password reset disk.

Tip: It is recommended to use a USB flash drive over CD/DVD to have a better experience with this program since CD/DVD always creates various issues.

Step 3: Click on “Burn USB” to burn all the files from UUkeys program to the flash drive. Wait patiently as this may take few minutes.



Step 4: Finally, click OK when you see the “Burning Successfully!” message popped up on your screen.

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Step 5: Eject the flash drive and insert it into the locked computer this time.

Step 6: Turn on your locked PC and keep pressing F2, F8, F12 or Del key until you see the boot menu.


Step 7: Choose the USB flash drive name from the options and press Enter.

Step 8: UUkeys program will be loaded automatically upon startup. From here, you will have to only select the operating system that you are currently using such as Windows 7 and the main administrator username that is presently locked.

Step 9: Click on “Reset Password” after choosing those options and click on “Reboot”.



Step 10: Eject the flash drive and enjoy because the password is permanently gone from your computer.

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Hello TweakBlasters, Am Gonna give tutorial on How to get subtitle using VLC player.
Keep reading.


How to Easily Add Subtitle to Video on Android Using VLC



To get started, follow the below steps:

Download and Install  VLC from Google PlayStore but if you have it downloaded already, make sure to update it to the most recent Version 2.0.6.
Now navigate to the video you wish to download subtitle for. If you are using VLC as your default player, you can proceed but if not click on “Open With VLC“.
Now click the message like button which is on the left of the play and pause button and finally, click on “Download Subtitles“. Your subtitles should be downloaded within 30 seconds depending on how strong your internet speed is.

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How To Go About Subtitle Not Found?
Since this feature is still new in VLC, not all movies or videos subtitles are currently available and that’s why sometimes you might get the error of Subtitle not found. There’s no need to panic because I just found another simple way to get this done:

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Download and Install Subtitle Viewer from Google PlayStore, open it and then search for the subtitle you’re looking for then download it. Boom you’re done.  But, Sometimes when you try this method, the subtitle might be overlapping e.g subtitle text comes earlier or later than the sound, in this case, all you have to do is patiently find out how many seconds late or early the subtitle is and then download and Install Subtitle Editor Free and use it to open the subtitle .srt file then you click on Resync then input the number of seconds the subtitle is either early or late than the sound and screen. Don’t forget to click the save button.

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You can use MX Player to play the video, the subtitle will be download automatically if available.
For YouTube Videos, you can use Vidmate.


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Hello TweakBlasters, Today am going to teach how to setup freenom domain to blogger blog.



Registering Freenom Domain:


  1. Step 1: Go to Freenom.com website.Enter your preferred Freenom domain name and click Go. If entered domain is available, you will be promoted for further steps.


  1. Now it shows availability of your domain.  For free domain you need to produce minimum of 25 hits per 90 days. Free domain has same services as paid domain. Select your choice and move on to next step. 
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  • Enter your blogspot URL and set registration length as 12 months. Now sign up with Freenom. Here you have to verify your Freenom account by email or you can also use social Networking accounts like facebook, yahoo, flicker etc.

Freenom Settings In Blogger


  1. Step 2: Log on to your blogger Account.


  1. Go to settings and find publishing option in your dashboard. Now click on Add Custom Domain. You will be prompted to buy a domain name for your blog.
Simply click on + Setup a 3rd party URL for your blog. Then enter your Freenom domain with www in the place of www.yourwebname.cf (as shown in the picture). Now you have to verify domain ownership by adding two CNAME records. For this, click on Save. You will see error like this CNAME values with detailed set up instructions.


Don't panic it's just an instruction for Domain setup.


DNS Configurations in Freenom:


Step 3: Now log on to your Freenom account and click on My Domains. It gives the list of your all Domains. Now, click on  Manage Domain. 





  • Now click on management tools > Name Server

  • Use dafault name server > Change Name Seevers


  • Manage Freenom DNS option to configure DNS settings for your domain.
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Note: 1st fill up line will be Default by A and 216.239.32.21 , for the 2nd and 3rd line fill up from the error from STEP 2  > Instruction 3. By the way 2nd and 3rd line will be CNAME.



Before you move onto next step, wait about 30 min or an hour for your DNS settings to activate. ( My Suggestion: wait 2/3 minute :p instead of 30). Then hit the Save button.

Saving Custom Domain settings in Blogger:

Step 4: Again go to domain settings then ☑ tick the option Redirect yourwebname.cf to www.yourwebname.cf  and save settings.


  1. If you have any trouble in following any step, put a comment that helps me to catch you back.

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Hello TweakBlasters. It been a while, Today am gonna teach how to send Folder On WhatsApp. So without wasting much time let's get to business.

WhatsApp  recently introduce some cool features, including sending of document files (.pdf, .txt and .doc), all other file formats were not supported but you can edit apk to either .doc or .txt to be able to send it. but I will show you a how to send folder and  files of any extension to your contact on WhatsApp.

The method requires ES File Explorer or any advance file explorer (which I know everyone has) and the raw folder or file you want to send.

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How Can I Send A Folder on WhatsApp?

Use this same method for sending a file:
1. Using ES Explorer, Locate the folder and open it.
2. Select all part of the folder you’d like to send.
3. Click On option and finally, select compress.

4. After compressing successfully, proceed to change the extension from .zip to .doc
5. Now you can share the folder with anyone on whatsapp.


The pro of this method is it’s time saving feature and it’s con is you can’t send without compressing and the receiver won’t be able to view until he decompress it back (if he have issues with decompressing, give him a link to this article)

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Now, if you have successfully sent the folder, the process to decompress is quite simple and I guess most standard phones don’t require any third party apps to do this:
After successfully downloading the .doc folder, change the extension to .zip and then you can open it now. If you even want more access, you can proceed to extract the files inside.

On the other hand, you might have issues with whatsapp file limit 25MB or so ,to bypass this download any cracked version of whatsapp.

The method is straight forward and easy if you follow it diligently, for now, this is the best method to share or transfer any apk to anyone on WhatsApp.

You can use the same method to send different file formats like zip, exe, rar, etc.

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Hello TweakBlasters. Today am giving Tutorial on how to save WhatsApp status.
Without wasting much time let's get to the business


Step 1 >> Locate your Phone Manger and click the eyes icon at the bottom in the screenshot below.


Step 2 >> Then Locate your WhatsApp folder, enter and usual the media. You will see a folder at the top inside the media as shown below

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Step 3 >> Click the statuses folder and you will see all the image you have seen in your WhatsApp friends status. Shown below


This how to see the statuses you have seen on your friends on their status.

If you wanted to save the picture just move it from the folder to another folder you wanted it.

Rounding up

By now you should be able to save the status you have seen. That you even like

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Android devices don’t always allow you to open every file type you might be emailed or download.


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 The same goes for compressing a file or group of files. Depending on what the file is, this might be a big inconvenience. Some file managers let you compress or decompress zip files, but what happens if there is a rar or 7z file you need to open? BlastArchive is a great option for compressing and extracting files on an Android.

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Android devices don’t always allow you to open every file type you might be emailed or download.


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 The same goes for compressing a file or group of files. Depending on what the file is, this might be a big inconvenience. Some file managers let you compress or decompress zip files, but what happens if there is a rar or 7z file you need to open? BlastArchive is a great option for compressing and extracting files on an Android.

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Hello Readers, Today Am going to teach you a trick how to activate WhatsApp bundle for #60 per month, #25 per week. Now let's get to business



Before the prices are
  • #25 - Week
  • #60 - Month
 But Now the price are
  • #50 - Week
  • #150 - Month
But don't panic Am here to show you a trick to activate it as you always did before follow this simple Trick Below
  1. Dial *131# and a pop up will come screenshot below


2. Press 7 and it will appear Like below screenshot 


3. As you can see the screenshot above it contain 1, 0, 00. You don't need to press those codes. 
There are invisible code which is 2, 3, 4, 5.  4 is for WhatsApp bundle that we wanted to activate. So press 4. As seen it above.


4. And finally press 1 to Activate the WhatsApp data bundle.


You are now activate the WhatsApp data bundle for just #60 

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Hello Readers, Today Am going to teach you a trick how to activate WhatsApp bundle for #60 per month, #25 per week. Now let's get to business



Before the prices are
  • #25 - Week
  • #60 - Month
 But Now the price are
  • #50 - Week
  • #150 - Month
But don't panic Am here to show you a trick to activate it as you always did before follow this simple Trick Below
  1. Dial *131# and a pop up will come screenshot below


2. Press 7 and it will appear Like below screenshot 


3. As you can see the screenshot above it contain 1, 0, 00. You don't need to press those codes. 
There are invisible code which is 2, 3, 4, 5.  4 is for WhatsApp bundle that we wanted to activate. So press 4. As seen it above.


4. And finally press 1 to Activate the WhatsApp data bundle.


You are now activate the WhatsApp data bundle for just #60 

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Hello readers, Today am going to talk about how to Build A Dedicated VPN 

VPNs are great for both privacy and dodging geo-blocks, but they do have limitations. For a start, not every device has a VPN client – your game console, smart TV set and media player probably don't have a VPN client app available. What's more, your VPN service provider might only accept a single connection at a time.

The solution to both these problems is setting up a dedicated VPN router. With a VPN router, any device connected to it will automatically be routed through the VPN. That includes consoles and smart TVs and anything else you connect to it. It only counts a single connection from the VPN provider's point of view, no matter how many devices you have connected to it.

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The Plan

The best solution for most people is to put a secondary router in your home. You can leave your existing internet router in place (we'll be calling this the primary router from hereon in) and connect a second router to the primary router that's dedicated to providing VPN services. We'll call this the VPN router.

When this is done any device that you connect to the primary router – either physically through a wired connection or through WiFi – will have regular internet service. Any device connected to the VPN router (again, either wirelessly or with wires) will be routed through the VPN. You can, of course, bounce devices between them as needed, just by connecting to different WiFi networks.


What You Need

To make this happen, you'll need a second broadband router, one with an Ethernet WAN port (not an ADSL or cable modem router). We'll be installing special firmware on this router that lets you set it up as a VPN client. The router needs to be supported by DD-WRT, which is the name of the firmware we'll be using.

To check if a given router is supported by DD-WRT, head to the website and click on the Router Database. Perform a search for a router model name here, and a list will come up revealing whether the router is supported or not. If it is, you're good to go.


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Before You Start

Before we get started on the setup, there are a couple of things you should do:

1. Make a note of your primary router's LAN IP address (that's the one you use in a browser to access the router admin console). The examples in this tutorial are going to assume it's 192.168.1.1, but depending on your router model it could be 192.168.0.1, 10.1.1.1 or really any 192.168.x.x or 10.1.x.x variation.

2. Search the Router Database for the model of router you're intending to turn into the VPN router. This is very important – each router model has unique setup instructions and a recommended DD-WRT build to download. Double click on the router model to see its page.

3. On the router page, you'll see a link to the DD-WRT Wiki page for that router. Click on it. This will take you to an instruction page for setting up the router. We'll need to keep this page open and follow its steps carefully. Give it a read through now.

4. The Wiki page should also have a link to a recommended DD-WRT build. This will be a .bin file that you need to download to your PC. This is what we'll be using to flash the router. Depending on your router, you may also need to download additional tools, like a TFTP app.


Physical Configuration

Now to plug your VPN router in. Grab an Ethernet cable and connect the WAN (internet) port on the VPN router to any LAN port on the primary router.

Now connect your PC using an Ethernet cable to a LAN port on the VPN router. And we'll start flashing.


Installing DD-WRT

The router page from the DD-WRT Wiki has the exact instructions on how to flash your router. If you're lucky, it essentially goes:

1. Perform a 30/30/30 hard reset on the router. This means, while the router is power on, press and hold the reset button for 30 seconds. Then, still holding the button, turn the power off and wait 30 more. Then (again, still holding the button) turn the power on and wait another 30.

2. Log into the router's admin page and go the firmware upgrade section (usually found under administration). Use the file option, and select the .bin file you downloaded from the DD-WRT Wiki. Click start.

3. Wait a few minutes while it updates. Then perform another hard reset.

If you're not so lucky, you may have to perform some arcane hoodoo to put the router into debug mode. Again, follow the DD-WRT Wiki instructions very carefully, or you risk ruining the router!


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Hopefully the router flashed successfully. Now it's time for some basic setup tasks. The default IP address of DD-WRT is 192.168.1.1. Open your browser, and enter that IP address into the address bar. The default username is root, password admin. You should see the DD-WRT interface.


Setup: Wireless

Click on the wireless tab. You'll need to set up the wireless access point with its own unique SSIDs – just like you would a regular router. Setting up wireless allows you to quickly switch between the primary and VPN router by just changing WiFi networks.


Setup: Wlan Settings

We don't want the LAN address of the of the VPN router to conflict with that of the primary router, so we may need to change it. Under Setup->Basic setup, find the section Network Setup/Router IP. Change the IP address of the VPN router so that it doesn't conflict with the primary router.

A good way to do this is to set it so that the third of the four numbers in the IP address is different (it can be anything between 0 and 255). For example, if your primary router's IP address is 192.168.1.1, you can set the VPN router to 192.168.2.1. If the primary router is 10.1.1.5, you could set the VPN router to 10.1.2.5 and so on. Then click Save.


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Setup: Router Client

Your VPN router is plugged into a port on your primary router – which thinks it's just another device on your network. On the main Setup/Basic Setup page you can set the WAN Connection Type. The default is DHCP, which is actually fine. But if you like, you can also switch to Static IP Address, which is just like setting up a static IP address on any other device on your network:

- the WAN IP address is the local address of the VPN router (the first three numbers should be the same as your primary router, but the fourth should be different; for example, if your primary is 192.168.1.1, you could set the VPN router to to 192.168.1.20).

- the subnet mask is 255.255.255.0.

- the Gateway is the IP address of your primary router (eg. 192.168.1.1).

- The Static DNS is the DNS server addresses for your ISP.

You'll see the value of a static IP address in the final section of this article, when we talk about connecting the networks.

Whether you go static or DHCP, make a note of the WAN IP address of your VPN router. It's there at the top right of the DD-WRT interface. You may need it later.

Just to check that everything is in working order, try to access the internet while connected to the VPN router. It should work now.


Setting Of The VPN

Righty, now it's time to finally set up the VPN on the VPN router.

You'll need to head to your VPN provider's home page. It will have details and guides that you'll need to set up the VPN on the router. Most will have a guide for DD-WRT setup.

Typically you can set it up using either PPTP or OpenVPN, which are similar VPN technologies. OpenVPN is a little more secure, but it's also more difficult to set up.

Setting up PPTP primarily requires a server address provided by your VPN provider, which may include a list of servers by country, and you choose the one that your wish to appear to be from. You'll also need your VPN username and password – note that for some providers, like PIA, the PPTP username/password is distinct from the general username/password.

Now head to Services->VPN in DD-WRT and enable the PPTP Client. Enter the details supplied by the VPN provider in the box.

For OpenVPN, you'll usually have to copy and paste some scripts and certificates supplied by the VPN provider. Head to the provider's support page and look for the DD-WRT/OpenVPN setup guide. You'll need to follow it closely.

Once you've done that, reboot the router. When it starts up again, if the VPN client connected correctly, your WAN IP address should have changed. It's now your VPN IP address. Congrats! You've connected your router to the VPN.

Now that you have the VPN set up on your VPN router, you can call it a day if you like. Any device connected to the VPN router – wired or wirelessly – will automatically be connected to the VPN. Geo-blockers beware.

If you're prepared to dive into the weeds a little, however, there's more you can do. This next part is optional, but can solve a serious problem on some home networks.



Getting the networks talking to each other

With this configuration one problem that you'll face is that you have what are effectively two discrete LANs. Devices connected to the primary router may not be able to talk to devices connected to the VPN router. For most devices that isn't really a problem (they still have internet access), but if you have home servers like network attached storage devices you can run into issues.

Before you do anything, first try to connect to devices attached to the other router. In theory "upstream" connections – connecting from devices attached to the VPN router to devices attached to the primary router – should just work, so servers like NAS devices should generally be connected to the primary router. (Many NASs also have multiple Ethernet ports. Here's where you can make very good use of them, connecting one port to each router, thus giving devices attached to either access to the NAS.)

It's primarily in connecting the other way, from the primary to VPN router, that you'll run into problems.

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Forwarding: VPN Router

A more complete solution is to configure forwarding on both the primary and VPN routers so that data goes between them properly. This can be a little mind bending, so you need to pay close attention.

Let's start with the VPN router. We need connections from a primary router IP address to make it through the firewall. Connect to the VPN router and enter the admin interface.

Click on Administration, then on the Commands tab. In the Command Shell box, enter this line:

iptables -I FORWARD -s 192.168.1.0/24 -j ACCEPT

Then click on the Save Firewall button. (For those who are interested, iptables is a Linux command controlling firewall packet filtering rules).

This is assuming you have a 192.168.1.x address for your primary router. If it has a different address, you need to change the IP in that line to that the first three numbers are the same as your primary router – but the last number will always be 0. For example, if your primary router's LAN IP address is 192.168.5.50, the line would instead be:

iptables -I FORWARD -s 192.168.5.0/24 -j ACCEPT

One other thing you should do while connected to the VPN router: go to Administration->Management and enable the radio button for Web GUI Management. This will allow you to access the DD-WRT administration interface when you're connected to the primary router (it normally won't let you for security reasons).


Forwarding: Primary Router

Now for the other side. The idea here is to get all connections to a VPN router IP addresses to be sent to the VPN router. For example, say your VPN router's IP address is 192.168.2.1. Any device connected to it will have an IP of 192.168.2.x, so we want all attempts to connect to 192.168.2.x to be forwarded to the VPN router (which now has an open firewall for such connections). We do this using a router tool called static routes.

Connect to the primary router and log onto the admin interface. You'll have to find the Static Routes section – it's usually under Advanced Routing. You have to create a new rule that will make any data destined for LAN addresses on your VPN router's network to be forwarded onto the VPN router. Follow these steps:

1. Give it a name. This is simply an identifying label for the rule. It can be anything.

2. Set the destination IP address as 192.168.2.0 (this assumes that your VPN router has an IP address of 192.168.2.x – as above, if it has a different address then the first three numbers are the same as you VPN router's admin console LAN IP address – but the last number will always be 0, which is a wildcard here. For example, if your VPN router's address is 192.168.10.50, then the number entered would be 192.168.10.0).

3. Set the subnet mask to 255.255.255.0.

4. Set the gateway IP address to the WAN IP address of the VPN router. Now this is tricky: remember how we asked you to make a note of the WAN IP address of the VPN router before it was connected to the VPN? We need that number. If you didn't make a note, then connect back to the VPN router and disable the VPN service. The WAN IP number should change to be the number we need. Remember that the WAN IP address of the VPN router is actually a LAN IP address of the primary router, since the VPN router is actually connected to a LAN port on the primary router. Confused? We told you this would be mind bending! As an extra note, if you set the VPN router up with DHCP, its address might change at times, so you'll need to modify this rule if it does.

5. Save the Route

Now that's set up, you can test it. While connected to the primary router, try to access the management console of the VPN router (this won't work unless you've enabled Web GUI on DD-WRT). Then switch around: connect to the VPN router and try to access the management console of the primary router. Hopefully it should work both ways.

Even with static routing set up, you'll still likely experience some wonkiness when you try to access devices across networks. For example, network discovery scans likely won't work across routers, so you won't be able to auto-detect media servers when using DLNA or file servers using the Network browser in Windows Explorer. To connect to them you'd have to manually Map Network Drive using the IP address of the file server. Unfortunately, unless you want to get really sophisticated and use VPN client/server technology to connect the routers or bridge the LANs with an Ethernet cable and set up a complex set of static IPs and routes (which are both possible, but beyond most users) that's just something you'll have to live with.

Rounding Up

By now you should be able to build a strong VPN.

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Hello readers, Today am going to talk about how to Build A Dedicated VPN 

VPNs are great for both privacy and dodging geo-blocks, but they do have limitations. For a start, not every device has a VPN client – your game console, smart TV set and media player probably don't have a VPN client app available. What's more, your VPN service provider might only accept a single connection at a time.

The solution to both these problems is setting up a dedicated VPN router. With a VPN router, any device connected to it will automatically be routed through the VPN. That includes consoles and smart TVs and anything else you connect to it. It only counts a single connection from the VPN provider's point of view, no matter how many devices you have connected to it.

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The Plan

The best solution for most people is to put a secondary router in your home. You can leave your existing internet router in place (we'll be calling this the primary router from hereon in) and connect a second router to the primary router that's dedicated to providing VPN services. We'll call this the VPN router.

When this is done any device that you connect to the primary router – either physically through a wired connection or through WiFi – will have regular internet service. Any device connected to the VPN router (again, either wirelessly or with wires) will be routed through the VPN. You can, of course, bounce devices between them as needed, just by connecting to different WiFi networks.


What You Need

To make this happen, you'll need a second broadband router, one with an Ethernet WAN port (not an ADSL or cable modem router). We'll be installing special firmware on this router that lets you set it up as a VPN client. The router needs to be supported by DD-WRT, which is the name of the firmware we'll be using.

To check if a given router is supported by DD-WRT, head to the website and click on the Router Database. Perform a search for a router model name here, and a list will come up revealing whether the router is supported or not. If it is, you're good to go.


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Before You Start

Before we get started on the setup, there are a couple of things you should do:

1. Make a note of your primary router's LAN IP address (that's the one you use in a browser to access the router admin console). The examples in this tutorial are going to assume it's 192.168.1.1, but depending on your router model it could be 192.168.0.1, 10.1.1.1 or really any 192.168.x.x or 10.1.x.x variation.

2. Search the Router Database for the model of router you're intending to turn into the VPN router. This is very important – each router model has unique setup instructions and a recommended DD-WRT build to download. Double click on the router model to see its page.

3. On the router page, you'll see a link to the DD-WRT Wiki page for that router. Click on it. This will take you to an instruction page for setting up the router. We'll need to keep this page open and follow its steps carefully. Give it a read through now.

4. The Wiki page should also have a link to a recommended DD-WRT build. This will be a .bin file that you need to download to your PC. This is what we'll be using to flash the router. Depending on your router, you may also need to download additional tools, like a TFTP app.


Physical Configuration

Now to plug your VPN router in. Grab an Ethernet cable and connect the WAN (internet) port on the VPN router to any LAN port on the primary router.

Now connect your PC using an Ethernet cable to a LAN port on the VPN router. And we'll start flashing.


Installing DD-WRT

The router page from the DD-WRT Wiki has the exact instructions on how to flash your router. If you're lucky, it essentially goes:

1. Perform a 30/30/30 hard reset on the router. This means, while the router is power on, press and hold the reset button for 30 seconds. Then, still holding the button, turn the power off and wait 30 more. Then (again, still holding the button) turn the power on and wait another 30.

2. Log into the router's admin page and go the firmware upgrade section (usually found under administration). Use the file option, and select the .bin file you downloaded from the DD-WRT Wiki. Click start.

3. Wait a few minutes while it updates. Then perform another hard reset.

If you're not so lucky, you may have to perform some arcane hoodoo to put the router into debug mode. Again, follow the DD-WRT Wiki instructions very carefully, or you risk ruining the router!


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Hopefully the router flashed successfully. Now it's time for some basic setup tasks. The default IP address of DD-WRT is 192.168.1.1. Open your browser, and enter that IP address into the address bar. The default username is root, password admin. You should see the DD-WRT interface.


Setup: Wireless

Click on the wireless tab. You'll need to set up the wireless access point with its own unique SSIDs – just like you would a regular router. Setting up wireless allows you to quickly switch between the primary and VPN router by just changing WiFi networks.


Setup: Wlan Settings

We don't want the LAN address of the of the VPN router to conflict with that of the primary router, so we may need to change it. Under Setup->Basic setup, find the section Network Setup/Router IP. Change the IP address of the VPN router so that it doesn't conflict with the primary router.

A good way to do this is to set it so that the third of the four numbers in the IP address is different (it can be anything between 0 and 255). For example, if your primary router's IP address is 192.168.1.1, you can set the VPN router to 192.168.2.1. If the primary router is 10.1.1.5, you could set the VPN router to 10.1.2.5 and so on. Then click Save.


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Setup: Router Client

Your VPN router is plugged into a port on your primary router – which thinks it's just another device on your network. On the main Setup/Basic Setup page you can set the WAN Connection Type. The default is DHCP, which is actually fine. But if you like, you can also switch to Static IP Address, which is just like setting up a static IP address on any other device on your network:

- the WAN IP address is the local address of the VPN router (the first three numbers should be the same as your primary router, but the fourth should be different; for example, if your primary is 192.168.1.1, you could set the VPN router to to 192.168.1.20).

- the subnet mask is 255.255.255.0.

- the Gateway is the IP address of your primary router (eg. 192.168.1.1).

- The Static DNS is the DNS server addresses for your ISP.

You'll see the value of a static IP address in the final section of this article, when we talk about connecting the networks.

Whether you go static or DHCP, make a note of the WAN IP address of your VPN router. It's there at the top right of the DD-WRT interface. You may need it later.

Just to check that everything is in working order, try to access the internet while connected to the VPN router. It should work now.


Setting Of The VPN

Righty, now it's time to finally set up the VPN on the VPN router.

You'll need to head to your VPN provider's home page. It will have details and guides that you'll need to set up the VPN on the router. Most will have a guide for DD-WRT setup.

Typically you can set it up using either PPTP or OpenVPN, which are similar VPN technologies. OpenVPN is a little more secure, but it's also more difficult to set up.

Setting up PPTP primarily requires a server address provided by your VPN provider, which may include a list of servers by country, and you choose the one that your wish to appear to be from. You'll also need your VPN username and password – note that for some providers, like PIA, the PPTP username/password is distinct from the general username/password.

Now head to Services->VPN in DD-WRT and enable the PPTP Client. Enter the details supplied by the VPN provider in the box.

For OpenVPN, you'll usually have to copy and paste some scripts and certificates supplied by the VPN provider. Head to the provider's support page and look for the DD-WRT/OpenVPN setup guide. You'll need to follow it closely.

Once you've done that, reboot the router. When it starts up again, if the VPN client connected correctly, your WAN IP address should have changed. It's now your VPN IP address. Congrats! You've connected your router to the VPN.

Now that you have the VPN set up on your VPN router, you can call it a day if you like. Any device connected to the VPN router – wired or wirelessly – will automatically be connected to the VPN. Geo-blockers beware.

If you're prepared to dive into the weeds a little, however, there's more you can do. This next part is optional, but can solve a serious problem on some home networks.



Getting the networks talking to each other

With this configuration one problem that you'll face is that you have what are effectively two discrete LANs. Devices connected to the primary router may not be able to talk to devices connected to the VPN router. For most devices that isn't really a problem (they still have internet access), but if you have home servers like network attached storage devices you can run into issues.

Before you do anything, first try to connect to devices attached to the other router. In theory "upstream" connections – connecting from devices attached to the VPN router to devices attached to the primary router – should just work, so servers like NAS devices should generally be connected to the primary router. (Many NASs also have multiple Ethernet ports. Here's where you can make very good use of them, connecting one port to each router, thus giving devices attached to either access to the NAS.)

It's primarily in connecting the other way, from the primary to VPN router, that you'll run into problems.

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Forwarding: VPN Router

A more complete solution is to configure forwarding on both the primary and VPN routers so that data goes between them properly. This can be a little mind bending, so you need to pay close attention.

Let's start with the VPN router. We need connections from a primary router IP address to make it through the firewall. Connect to the VPN router and enter the admin interface.

Click on Administration, then on the Commands tab. In the Command Shell box, enter this line:

iptables -I FORWARD -s 192.168.1.0/24 -j ACCEPT

Then click on the Save Firewall button. (For those who are interested, iptables is a Linux command controlling firewall packet filtering rules).

This is assuming you have a 192.168.1.x address for your primary router. If it has a different address, you need to change the IP in that line to that the first three numbers are the same as your primary router – but the last number will always be 0. For example, if your primary router's LAN IP address is 192.168.5.50, the line would instead be:

iptables -I FORWARD -s 192.168.5.0/24 -j ACCEPT

One other thing you should do while connected to the VPN router: go to Administration->Management and enable the radio button for Web GUI Management. This will allow you to access the DD-WRT administration interface when you're connected to the primary router (it normally won't let you for security reasons).


Forwarding: Primary Router

Now for the other side. The idea here is to get all connections to a VPN router IP addresses to be sent to the VPN router. For example, say your VPN router's IP address is 192.168.2.1. Any device connected to it will have an IP of 192.168.2.x, so we want all attempts to connect to 192.168.2.x to be forwarded to the VPN router (which now has an open firewall for such connections). We do this using a router tool called static routes.

Connect to the primary router and log onto the admin interface. You'll have to find the Static Routes section – it's usually under Advanced Routing. You have to create a new rule that will make any data destined for LAN addresses on your VPN router's network to be forwarded onto the VPN router. Follow these steps:

1. Give it a name. This is simply an identifying label for the rule. It can be anything.

2. Set the destination IP address as 192.168.2.0 (this assumes that your VPN router has an IP address of 192.168.2.x – as above, if it has a different address then the first three numbers are the same as you VPN router's admin console LAN IP address – but the last number will always be 0, which is a wildcard here. For example, if your VPN router's address is 192.168.10.50, then the number entered would be 192.168.10.0).

3. Set the subnet mask to 255.255.255.0.

4. Set the gateway IP address to the WAN IP address of the VPN router. Now this is tricky: remember how we asked you to make a note of the WAN IP address of the VPN router before it was connected to the VPN? We need that number. If you didn't make a note, then connect back to the VPN router and disable the VPN service. The WAN IP number should change to be the number we need. Remember that the WAN IP address of the VPN router is actually a LAN IP address of the primary router, since the VPN router is actually connected to a LAN port on the primary router. Confused? We told you this would be mind bending! As an extra note, if you set the VPN router up with DHCP, its address might change at times, so you'll need to modify this rule if it does.

5. Save the Route

Now that's set up, you can test it. While connected to the primary router, try to access the management console of the VPN router (this won't work unless you've enabled Web GUI on DD-WRT). Then switch around: connect to the VPN router and try to access the management console of the primary router. Hopefully it should work both ways.

Even with static routing set up, you'll still likely experience some wonkiness when you try to access devices across networks. For example, network discovery scans likely won't work across routers, so you won't be able to auto-detect media servers when using DLNA or file servers using the Network browser in Windows Explorer. To connect to them you'd have to manually Map Network Drive using the IP address of the file server. Unfortunately, unless you want to get really sophisticated and use VPN client/server technology to connect the routers or bridge the LANs with an Ethernet cable and set up a complex set of static IPs and routes (which are both possible, but beyond most users) that's just something you'll have to live with.

Rounding Up

By now you should be able to build a strong VPN.

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