How to Use a VPN on your Kindle Fire HD

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD is a great little tablet, but if you plan to use it then you need be a little sneaky.

One of the apps that many of you would like to use is the Netflix, Hulu, BBC iPlayer app. As usual Netflix, Hulu, BBC iPlayer will check your location when you connect to the service from outside the USA & UK. In order to get around that problem you will need to connect to a VPN service, but since the Kindle Fire does not have a build in VPN client you will need to use on of 3 different options that will allow you to share your VPN connection to the Kindle:

  • Share a VPN Connection in OS X
  • Share a VPN Connection From a Router

You will need to have an account with Netflix, Hulu, BBC iPlayer in the first place, but that is just a matter of signing up with a VPN service like HideMyAss and then connect to a USA & UK server. Afterwards you can create an account with Netflix, Hulu, BBC iPlayer

The principal use of this tablet is web browsing. You can, for example, connect to public wifi with your Kindle Fire HD. But using a public wifi isn’t very secure, if you want to browse internet in a total secure way, you have to use a VPN. A VPN (virtual private network) is a simple application that allows you to connect to a VPN server via a VPN provider. With this secure connection, your datas will be safe and will be able to browse the web securely.

Using a VPN can allow you to change your IP address. Your IP address is the only way to identify you on the internet. It’s a unique serie of digits that contains informations about your country, your city and your internet provider. So if you change it, you will be anonymous on the internet. If you change your IP address, you can access to websites that are blocked in your country.

Best VPN for Kindle Fire

Here is the list of some of the best VPN service for Kindle Fire. You can refer it to choose the best one as per your specific requirements.

Rank
VPN Provider
Supported OS & Devices
Visit Provider
1
Android, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple, Router
Linux, Mac OS, Windows
2
Android, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple, Router
Linux, Mac OS, Windows
3
Android, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple, Router
Linux, Mac OS, Windows
4
Android, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple, Router
Linux, Mac OS, Windows
5
Android, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple, Router
Linux, Mac OS, Windows

Steps to Configure VPN on Kindle Fire

  1. Go to the control panel of DD-WRT
  2. Click on setup-> Basic setup
  3. Go to the connection type in the WAN setup window and set it to PPTP
  4. Select Yes against “ Use DHCP”
  5. Specify the Gateway (PPTP server) that is the IP address provided to you from HideMyAss
  6. Mention the details of your VPN account username, PPTP password. You will find it in the HideMyAss control panel.
  7. Set the “Connection Strategy” to “Keep Alive” with the redial period according to your choice.
  8. Now enable the PPTP encryption
  9. Enable the Disable Packet Reordering
  10. Add options such as MPPE required, stateless in the Additional PPTP Options Box
  11. Disable the STP
  12. Now leave all the options just the same
  13. Click on the “Save” button and then “Apply Settings”

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