Places like airports, coffee shops, libraries, restaurants, and hotels usually have free WiFi. Sure, it's convenient, yet, public WiFi is not secure, so it should be used with caution. In this article, we'll go over the risks of using a public connection, how to avoid them, and how to troubleshoot a network that blocks VPN connections.
Why is public WiFi not secure?
Using this type of internet connection might compromise your security. Public networks are not encrypted, so traffic between the user and the server can be monitored. Using a public network with no protection raises the chance of encountering cybercrime. To prevent that, we highly recommend using a VPN service.
Note: if you wish to purchase a subscription with Atlas VPN, head to our pricing page and choose a plan that suits you best!
Unable to use the VPN on a public WiFi
It's important to note that some public Wi-Fi networks may block VPN connections. In case you are unable to connect to VPN on a public network, try these troubleshooting steps:
- Change the VPN connection protocol.
- Connect to different countries in the Atlas VPN application.
- Make sure to disable any interfering applications (other VPN or antivirus services).
- Reboot your device.