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PureVPN Network Type

Sep 18, 2018
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PureVPN has always taken pride in being the VPN provider with the most extensive variety of features, one of the largest server networks, and fastest speeds. Continuing with our commitment to excellence and improving the experience of our customers we have introduced NAT’d as an additional Network. PureVPN now offers support for both NAT’d, and non-NAT’d networks.

Since the beginning of our service, we have been offering a non-NAT type of network which has the biggest benefit of not having a NAT on the server-side. This works wonders for a lot of our users when it comes to applications like gaming and torrenting. It comes as no surprise that due to this unique differentiating quality of our network, we have been able to offer immensely popular add-ons such as Port Forwarding that are the go-to choice for users for the stated purposes.

This new type of network has a server-side NAT which provides its own set of advantages; the most important being the same IP is shared by many users on the network, as opposed to a unique public IP that is assigned to a user for the duration of the session. Of course, both network types are governed by our promised Zero-log Privacy Policy.

In order to understand “PureVPN Network Type” more effectively, we present here the best use cases below that directly reflect how best our “PureVPN Network Type” works. Along with that, you can choose which Network Type to select as per your need.

Network Type Use Case Description
 Automatic Auto DecisioningIntelligently decides based on app settings, mode, purpose, and channel selection.
 NAT’d SecurityHosts inside a NAT network are not reachable by hosts on other networks.
  AnonymityTracking/tracing of users identity on the Internet is not possible because of no logs policy; Single public IP is being shared by many users which makes NAT more anonymous than Non-NAT
  AccessibilityProvides unrestricted access to the web by allowing you to access sites that are not available on your network or country from around the globe.
  EntertainmentBy allowing the users to access their favorite shows freely from anywhere, avoid censorship and detection online and to access restricted websites or even content on Netflix and other sources
  StreamingImprove streaming experience by accessing any restricted or blocked channels, optimize speed for streaming hence reducing buffer time and remain anonymous. Access live sports that are even blocked at the user’s location.
  SocialEncrypt traffic and keep online sessions private. Will keep the user protected from hackers and other authorities that can harm the user.
  ISP loggingPrevent ISP from tracking online activities like Account Information, browsing activities, history, downloads, Location Information, etc.
  GamesNAT network type can be used with any game type such as Simulations, Adventure, Real-Time Strategy (RTS), Puzzle, Action, Stealth Shooter, Combat, First Person Shooters (FPS), Sports, Role-Playing (RPG) and Educational games but Not recommended for Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) games which require port forwarding
  ISP throttlingVPN service with NAT network to bypass ISP throttling, because it collects all the information and encrypts by sending it through a secure tunnel. When the data goes through this process, it becomes undetectable for ISP to decode that information and see what activities a user is performing.
 Non-NAT’d BusinessHosting on ISP using Carrier Grade NAT (CGN) & Secure access to business assets with dedicated IPs whitelisting.
  Dedicated IPStatic IP or Fixed IP for persistent service hosting such as Game Server or Website and to restricted access to any service for added security such as bank account access or servers hosted somewhere in cloud/data centers.
  Bypassing NATAccess services behind NAT such as Remote access to PC, workstation, servers, local files, pictures & videos, locally hosted websites, and game servers, etc.
  Port Forwarding / CustomizationBypass port blocking, host service on custom ports & anything related to ports.
  GamingOptimized and stable gaming experience, overcomes country restrictions and allow users to enable port forwarding for Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) games.
Non-NAT network is highly preferred for Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) games.
Other games do not affect with Network type and can be played with any network type such as Simulations, Adventure, Real-Time Strategy (RTS), Puzzle, Action, Stealth Shooter, Combat, First Person Shooters (FPS), Sports, Role-Playing (RPG) and Educational games

Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO):
These games are played over a LAN (local area network) or via the Internet. Players use a network and interact with other players in the virtual game room. You can play against people from all over the world.Requirements: you need to know the following things:– The IP address of the gaming device and PureVPN session is connected: either your computer or your console.
— A list of TCP and UDP ports to forward for the game you want to play.
— PureVPN Port Forwarding Add-on
— Dedicated IP Add-on (Optional: If you want same IP address every time you connect PureVPN)
  VoIPVoIP conversations will be protected from your ISP and VoIP service provider and allow the user to get around port blocking & run VoIP on non-standard ports.
  P2PImproves p2p with control on ports using port forwarding Add-on.
  SecurityThe Non-NAT network is equally secure as NAT network thanks to our NAT-Firewall Feature. Hosts inside a Non-NAT network are not reachable by hosts on other networks unless you want to allow via port forwarding.
  AnonymityTracking/tracing of users identity on the Internet is not possible because of no logs policy, users on Non-NAT network are assigned unique public IP for sessions so that they are not treated as “Proxy” users which improves quality of experience.
  Accessibility Provides unrestricted access to the web by allowing you to get around sites that are blocked in your network from around the globe.
  EntertainmentBy allowing the user to access his favorite shows freely anywhere, Avoid censorship and detection online and to access restricted websites or even content on Netflix and other sources.
  StreamingImprove streaming experience by accessing any restricted or blocked channels, optimize speed for streaming hence reducing buffer time, remain anonymous, watch live sports that are even blocked at the user’s location.
  SocialEncrypt traffic and keep online sessions private. Will keep the user protected from hackers and other authorities that can harm the user.
  ISP loggingPrevent ISP from tracking online activities like Account Information, browsing activities, history, downloads, Location Information, etc.
  ISP throttlingVPN service with NAT network can get around ISP throttling, because it collects all the information and encrypts by sending it through a secure tunnel. When the data goes through this process, it becomes undetectable for ISP to decode that information and see what activities a user is performing.

 

Here’s how you can easily select your desired Network Type.

 

Note:

  • This article is for advanced users who are familiar with what NAT means and what it does. Please modify your NAT settings only after being sure about what you are doing.
  • This feature is only available with our latest versions of Windows, Mac, and Android apps.

 

How to Select Network Type on Windows
How to Select Network Type on Mac
How to Select Network Type on Android

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