Forget About Travel Routers and VPNs – Use Your Raspberry Pi as a VPN Router!
Did you get the latest Raspberry Pi 4? It’s a fine piece of technology and it has all the flexibility to allow you to use it for many interesting scenarios. One of these is a VPN router, which you may find useful when traveling or even in your own home.
Using your Raspberry Pi as a VPN router certainly beats spending all that money on expensive dedicated routers that allow installing VPNs on them. Think of this: you can use that Raspberry Pi for other projects as well, while maintaining its functionality as a VPN router.
So let’s see how you can use your Raspberry Pi as a VPN router. Since this setup is powered by Speedify bonding VPN, you’ll also be able to combine connections as well before you share the bonded connection over WiFi or Ethernet.
Raspberry Pi Bonding VPN Router Step 1: Combine Connections
Two connections are better than one – the more, the merrier, for that matter. And we don’t mean switching between them, but using them simultaneously, to maintain the current session. This comes in handy whenever you need a stable and fast Internet connection. Examples include live streaming, online gaming, traveling, day trading, or reporting from the field.
The technology behind this is called channel bonding / link aggregation. It refers to methods of using multiple Internet connections simultaneously to increase the throughput capacity beyond what a single connection can sustain. When combining connections, another important benefit is getting a reliable connection. If one of the connections should go bad or disconnect, the overall bonded Internet will stay online thanks to the other connections that are still working.
It’s very easy to combine 2 or more Internet connections on your Raspberry Pi using Speedify for Linux:
- Get a Speedify for Linux subscription. Prices start at $8.99 / month or $50 for a whole year. You will get an email with instructions on where to get the Linux version.
- Install and configure Speedify or Linux – just go to https://get.speedify.com or follow the instructions in our knowledge base.
- Add the connections you want to bond. Follow the instructions available in our knowledge base.
Bonding Internet Connections on Raspberry Pi: Done! Time to Setup the VPN Router
As mentioned before, you can easily turn a Raspberry Pi into a VPN router for when you travel or even for home. This is very easily done with Speedify for Linux, which includes scripts to share the bonded VPN connection you created before over Wi-Fi or Ethernet.
- If you prefer to setup a wired VPN router, configure Speedify as such. See the steps you need to take here.
Why Speedify Is the Best Solution to Power Your Raspberry Pi VPN Router
Unlike other scripts and VPN solutions, Speedify brings to the table 2 features at once:
- the ability to combine 2 or more connections together via channel bonding technology
- secure and private online traffic through VPN-grade encryption.
You’ll be getting all the functionalities of a regular Raspberry Pi VPN router, and more. You’ll actually travel with an advanced VPN router that is very flexible when it comes to accepted internet connections, combining them and setting usage rules.
Plus – by getting a Speedify subscription, you will be able to use it on your other devices. These include computers and mobile devices running Windows, macOS, Android and iOS.