“VPN subscriptions cost money, and they often require a bit of research just to figure out if they’re legit,” Thorin Klosowski writes for Lifehacker. “If you have an old Mac sitting around, you can make use of it by turning it into the simplest DIY VPN around, perfect for browsing safely on public Wi-Fi or grab files from your home computer on-the-go.”
“When you’re done with this project, you’ll have your own personal VPN that’s accessible from any computer, on or off of your home network,” Klosowski writes. “Your VPN will be able to act as a secure means to browse the web and connect to your home network from anywhere, so you can access your files no matter where you are in the world. You’ll be able to do all this using a $20 bit of software that works on any Mac.”
“Plus, it’s dead simple. Rolling your own VPN usually means going through the head-scratching OpenVPN setup, but OS X Server simplifies the process dramatically — you won’t even have to get into the command line,” Klosowski writes. “If you have an old Mac sitting around collecting dust and $20 to spend on the software, you can get this VPN running in no time at all.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Yet another productive way to put that old Mac to use!