It’s now a year past since I published a guide on how to use Psiphon pro VPN in order to access blocked sites and content from several service providers around the globe. Little did I know that it (blog) would raise questions including how users can access free internet using Psiphon pro VPN.
Sorry to say, I had to pull down the blog as I realised that it rose speculations that Psiphon Pro users would use it as a VPN and also access the internet for free. Which is NOT true. Instead, Psiphon basically shields your IP address and enables you to access censored content/websites.
So in this blog, i’ve decided to put together some of the most commonly asked questions about psiphon pro and answers to them. Hopefully this will enlighten you on how Psiphon pro VPN works.
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1. What does Psiphon Pro do?
Psiphon Pro is a free and open-source Internet censorship circumvention tool that uses a combination of secure communication and obfuscation technologies (VPN, SSH, and HTTP Proxy). Psiphon is specifically designed to support users in countries considered to be “enemies of the Internet”.
2. What is Psiphon 3?
Psiphon 3 is a circumvention tool from Psiphon Inc. that utilises VPN, SSH and HTTP Proxy technology to provide you with uncensored access to Internet content. Your Psiphon 3 client will automatically learn about new access points to maximize your chances of bypassing censorship.
3. What is Psiphon for PC?
Psiphon is an open source tool designed to circumvent censorship suffered by millions of Internet users in several countries where freedom of expression is a right that they do not have. With Psiphon turn your computer into a proxy server that will connect the user or users you want to give access.
4. How does Psiphon Pro work?
Connection to the Psiphon server is established when the green icon is displayed. In VPN mode, all of your traffic automatically tunnels through Psiphon. … Furthermore, in SSH and SSH+ modes, Psiphon offers a split tunnel option where international traffic is tunnelled through the proxy and domestic traffic is not.
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5. Is Psiphon a VPN?
Yes, Psiphon is a free open-source and cloud based and secure VPN proxy software.
6. What is VPN and why do I need it?
A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, allows you to create a secure connection to another network over the Internet. VPNs can be used to access region-restricted websites, shield your browsing activity from prying eyes on public Wi-Fi, and more.
7. Is Psiphon safe?
Psiphon being a circumvention tool from Psiphon Inc. It utilises VPN, SSH and HTTP Proxy technology to provide you with uncensored access to Internet content. As for the safety, it really depends on psiphon’s servers.
So, as per me, it is perfectly safe to use Psiphon. Yes it is completely safe to install Psiphon. Yes, it is safe if your version is authentic, make sure you download Psiphon from authentic sources.
8. What is Psiphon Pro used for?
It basically used to access blocked / censored, restricted content online based on your geographical location. And that’s why its called a VPN. As it creates for your virtual identity in a virtual foreign land.
This app lets you use Internet exceeding the normal limits. It uses a combination of SSH, VPN, and Proxy technology.
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9. I can get Free Internet with Psiphon VPN
Psiphon VPN will NOT give you access to free internet. VPNs will only encrypt your data or make you anonymous along with unblocking most websites depending upon which server your VPN has connected to. But there is no way a VPN is going to give you free access to internet.
10. Why is Psiphon not connecting?
The easiest way to fix this for most people is to connect with Psiphon again, and then cleanly disconnect. To manually fix your proxy settings, depending the browser you’re using, go to the settings (gear icon), Internet Options → Connections tab → LAN Settings button.
11. What is a VPN account?
A VPN account defines your subscription or membership with a free or paid VPN provider just like Psiphon to provide you with virtual tunnelling services or proxy access to blocked internet resources.
12. Can I use Internet for free on Android Using VPN?
There is no way a VPN is going to give you free access to internet. However, two things that you can do to get access to some free mobile data probably by use of a mobile carrier that gives you free plans or having free internet access via a shared WIFI connection.
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13. Does Psiphon VPN give you unlimited data?
A VPN does count toward your data cap. All data must flow through your ISP/mobile provider’s servers before reaching the VPN server. Even though the data is encrypted it still uses bandwidth. In some cases, a VPN may help you get around specific caps or throttling, but not always.
14. Can Psiphon VPN work without Internet?
Yes and NO. As it depends on your VPN setup and connection. If you setup your VPN to basically shield your internet activity via the use of internet services from ISPs, well, it can’t then work without internet however, if you set up your VPN for local use (probably via home server network), then you’re able to access your local files via the VPN without internet.
15. How much does Psiphon VPN slow down internet?
According to a reliable source, you could say that it’s possible for a VPN to slow down your connection speeds by anywhere between 10% to 30% if you use a VPN server that’s close to you, and by 40% to 60% if you pick a VPN server location that’s pretty far.
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Final Closing Remarks
A proxy server hardware or software is a dedicated computer or a software system running on a computer that acts as an intermediary between an endpoint device, such as a computer, and another server from which a user or client is requesting a service. A proxy can also log its interactions, which can be helpful for troubleshooting.
Hopefully these answers could shade some light to some of your common psiphon questions. Let me know in the comments box below if there are some I didn’t add.