The trusted networks feature allows you to add the WiFi networks you consider completely secure to trusted. The result? VPN connection will be automatically disabled while on the trusted internet connections. You may ask: VPN software protects my online activities, why would I ever wish to disable it? The answers might prove not so obvious, so let’s check out some of the most tangible cases.
When connected to a VPN server, you may lose access to other devices in your local area network (LAN), if any. That is caused by VPN software changing your real IP address to a virtual one, leading to you no longer being recognized as a part of, and allowed in, your local network.
Sure your network is secure, and need constant access to your LAN devices, e.g. a printer? Then add this secure network to trusted and VPN connection will be disabled automatically. It is far more convenient than manually disabling/enabling VPN connection on each occasion.
Another benefit you gain by adding networks to trusted is avoiding speed loss. Let’s be honest, using a VPN does affect connection speed. The very fact that the data is encrypted by a VPN service inevitably reduces the speed to some extent. Besides that, it also depends on such factors as VPN server workload, the distance from you to the server, and possible throttling of VPN protocols by ISPs. To speed up your VPN connection, check out this instruction.
Note, that the speed loss is generally compensated by such undeniable benefits as data privacy and enhanced security. However, if your network is already secure and private, why damage the speed? Just add it to trusted and enjoy your online experience to full extent.
Enjoy the unaffected internet experience at home or in other reliable networks. And at the same time, stay reliably protected everywhere else!