What Is A VPN

A Virtual Private Networks is a secure, private environment that you can use to access the web.

In order to use a VPN, you have to first connect to the internet.  After you’re online, you can use VPN software to log on to your own private network.

After you connect Once you’re behind a VPN, all your online data (emails, instant messaging, data transfers, online banking and all online browsing) gets sent out to the web via an encrypted tunnel.  This makes it so that everyone else on the internet, including your ISP can no longer monitor what you do or stop you from visiting whatever site you please.

When you’re logged in to a VPN server all your data is protected by encryption.  Encryption makes it so that anyone who tries to monitor online will run into a wall of gibberish.

The VPN server and the VPN user are connected through a kind of “tunnel.”  Once the tunnel is established, all the data you send and recieve gets sent through it.

In order to create the tunnel, your computer and the server must exchange private keys.  Next, the keys are verified against X.509 certificates on both ends of the tunnel.  When viewed from outside the tunnel, the stream of information exchanged between your computer and other computers on the web looks like absolute nonsense.

Why DD-WRT ?

DD-WRT is a Linux-based firmware for wireless routers and access points. Originally designed for the Linksys WRT54G series, it now runs on a wide variety of models. DD-WRT is one of a handful of third-party firmware projects designed to replace manufacturer's original firmware with custom firmware offering additional features or functionality.

The firmware project's name was taken in part from the Linksys WRT54G model router, a home router popular in 2002–2004. "DD" are the German license-plate letters for vehicles from Dresden, where the BrainSlayer's (His real name is Sebastian Gottschall,[2] and he’s the founder and primary maintainer of the DD-WRT project.) development team lived.[3] "WRT", also used by the OpenWrt router firmware project, comes from the generic abbreviation for "Wireless RouTer", which may have been the original Linksys meaning.

Buffalo Technology and other companies have shipped routers with factory-installed, customized versions of DD-WRT.[4][5] In January 2016, Linksys itself started to offer DD-WRT firmware for their routers.

Is Kodi Legal ? The answer is Yes, Kodi is legal. However, Kodi users in UK, USA, Australia, Ireland, France, Canada and Germany have received copyright infringement notices as a result of using certain Kodi add-ons. There is nothing illegal about downloading and installing Kodi itself. The legal issues arise from the fact that a lot of movie add-ons and live TV Plugins do get their content from pirated sources.

As an end-user, you probably have no idea you are doing anything wrong, however that does not remove any possible legal liability of using these addons.

Exodus, Alluc, SALTS, SportsDevil, Pro Sports, and similar XBMC add-ons might get their streaming sources from ‘illegal’ streaming sites. What a lot of people do not know is that their ISP is keeping tabs on what they are doing online. What makes things worse is that some Kodi add-ons are P2P-based. That means it’s even easier for your ISP to trace your actions and dish out those warning letters.

Whether you are watching a movie, downloading a file, or simply browsing the web. Your ISP can trace your every move online. If you do watch streams from pirated source, whether deliberately or not, your ISP can see that.

This is basically why so many people have been getting those warning letters . So, what can you do to avoid getting caught?

To be on the safe side, it is best to use a VPN Router along with Kodi. VPN Router protects your privacy and keeps you anonymous. In addition to this, using VPN service will also give you access to Kodi plugins like BBC  iplayer and hotstar which may be blocked based on your location.