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How do I make my connection more secure when using public wi-fi?
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I have to be away for a month. I have to use public WiFi to access internet during that time and do seroius personal work with iphone5. How can I be secure?

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Re: I have to be away for a month. I have to use public WiFi to access internet during that time and do seroius personal work with iphone5. How can I be secure?
Weth
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Use VPN.

Here is what I do. I have a router at home that can also act as a VPN router. The one I use is the ASUS RT-AC87U, but there are others out there that have this function, but most of them are higher end. I can then VPN to my home router, have a secure connection, plus have access to my home network.

There are also commercial services that will give you VPN access. If you are doing this for a company, ask if that have a secure VPN.

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Re: I have to be away for a month. I have to use public WiFi to access internet during that time and do seroius personal work with iphone5. How can I be secure?
Weth
Sr. Leader

Use VPN.

Here is what I do. I have a router at home that can also act as a VPN router. The one I use is the ASUS RT-AC87U, but there are others out there that have this function, but most of them are higher end. I can then VPN to my home router, have a secure connection, plus have access to my home network.

There are also commercial services that will give you VPN access. If you are doing this for a company, ask if that have a secure VPN.

Re: I have to be away for a month. I have to use public WiFi to access internet during that time and do seroius personal work with iphone5. How can I be secure?
RushFan2112
Sr. Member

There's really no way to be completely secure when using public WiFi, but Weth's suggestion of using VPN is the best way to go if security is important.