10 Critical Questions About Residential VPNs Answered

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Recently on the TuxlerVPN blog, we discussed how residential VPNs are the next big thing in technology. You may have agreed or disagreed with that but that doesn’t hide the fact that VPNs that offer residential IPs are a rage these days. They help unblock sites with geo-restrictions smoothly, are cheaper, and allow for a safer online experience.

However, for all that it’s capable of, we know that you might still have a few questions regarding its workings, pros and cons, and features. In this article, we will answer some of the most frequently asked questions about residential VPNs in the best way possible. Here goes.

FAQs About Residential VPNs

Here’s a list of 10 frequently asked questions and answers about residential IPs and VPNs.

  1. What is a residential VPN?

A residential VPN offers residential IPs generated by an internet service provider (ISP). These IPs are allocated to individual users and are attached to a single physical address, giving them a higher “authenticity” than proxy IPs that are generated by traditional VPN servers.

A provider may use a residential IP pool or generate its own unique, dynamic range IPs depending upon the VPN plan preferred by its users. TuxlerVPN has both free and premium plans.

  1. What is a residential IP address?

A residential IP address is generated by a common ISP that provides internet connections to households. Think of your local ISP providing you with an internet connection. The IP address that you use to connect to the internet is residential or domestic. Such addresses are rarely blacklisted by websites, thus providing you with an uninhibited surfing experience.

  1. Is residential VPN safe?

Yes. Much like traditional VPNs, residential VPNs are also safe. They help you hide your original IP address and surf the web anonymously. The highlight of such a VPN is that you can hide your IP address with another safe and truly residential IP address. You can opt for safer IP addresses with paid plans.

  1. How does a free residential VPN work?

When you sign up for a free residential VPN, you agree to share your IP address with a global pool of users. In return for a residential pool from another user (of any country of your choice), you pledge your own IP address that may be used by another user in another country. This system – created and supervised by providers like TuxlerVPN – ensures that the IPs are rotated regularly. 

On the other hand, when you sign up for a paid plan, you get stronger data center IPs without having to pledge your original address. 

  1. Why should I use a residential VPN?

Residential VPNs are largely preferred for anonymizing yourself on the internet by hiding your IP address, bypassing internet censorship in countries like China, and unblocking websites like Wikipedia and Netflix. Since residential IPs are rarely blacklisted, they allow access to most global websites.

  1. How is a premium residential VPN different?

A premium or paid residential VPN provides stronger IPs, higher or unlimited bandwidth, and more locations. Its bigger advantage, however, is that it does not require you to share your own IP address. 

  1. What residential IP will I get?

When you use TuxlerVPN, you can choose the IP based on any country. Our application will choose a city or region randomly. If you opt for TuxlerVPN Premium, you can also choose city-wise.

  1. Can I get residential IPs in the United States?

Yes. TuxlerVPN supports over 100 countries and several locations globally including the United States.

  1. What’s the best way to get a residential VPN?

The best way to get a residential VPN is to opt for an industry leader like TuxlerVPN. You may use our web browser extension for Mozilla or Chrome or the desktop app for Windows or Mac. Check them out here.

  1. Do residential VPNs support encryption?

Yes. Some residential VPNs may support encryption.

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