How KeepYourHomeIP works

We have noticed many inquiries about how KeepYourHomeIP operates. Let's delve into the complete KeepYourHomeIP system, tracing its operation from the ground up (while skipping a few detours). This walkthrough will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of KeepYourHomeIP VPN.

WireGuard®: Fast and Secure VPN Tunnel

Our base layer is the increasingly popular and excellent open-source WireGuard package. WireGuard is a registered trademark, and it belongs to Jason A. Donenfeld. WireGuard creates an extremely lightweight encrypted tunnel between your VPN routers (which WireGuard calls an “endpoint”). It connects and reconnects quickly, even when you’re roaming across networks, and stays connected in situations where other VPN protocols would falter. Other VPN protocols sometimes feel brittle or clunky by comparison. WireGuard, on the other hand, chooses smart, modern cryptographic primitives with secure defaults. Additionally, it’s very small and simple compared to older protocols, making it much easier for security researchers to audit. WireGuard uses fast cryptography code, and its low-level component resides within the Linux kernel, resulting in faster performance than userspace VPNs.

Traffic routing with KeepYourHomeIP VPN

No matter what part of the world you are located in, whenever you connect your VPN client router to the Internet, it will automatically contact your server at home and establish a VPN tunnel.

While you are connected to the client router (via Wi-Fi / LAN cable), all your Internet traffic will be routed through this tunnel, to the server at home. And from there, it will continue its journey to the desired Internet destination. The reverse traffic travels similarly, from the Internet application or a website to your home VPN server and only then back to you.

This way, you do not need any application or software to be installed on your device to run a VPN. Our system supports and pushes all the traffic through the virtual tunnel, including other VPN connections you may run on your device on top of it. This means that wherever you are – you will keep your IP address the same.

VPN Packages

When choosing any of the VPN packages mentioned below, you will receive two routers as part of the standard package: one home VPN server router and one VPN client travel router.

For added convenience and flexibility, you also have the option to add a second VPN client travel router from our shop page if you need two. With two VPN client travel routers, you enjoy multiple benefits! You and a partner, relative, or friend can each use your KYHIP travel router in separate locations while staying connected to your home VPN server, keeping your home IP address. This is especially useful for those who travel frequently or have family members who live in different locations. Furthermore, an extra travel router also serves as a handy backup.

Economy Light: This package is our best seller and recommended for globetrotters. With its state-of-the-art hardware packed in only 40 grams, it provides a perfect portable VPN router solution. It keeps your Internet connection secure on any public hotspot, blocks ads, change geolocation online and enables safe remote working. Speed: Routers in this package support up to 50 Mbps of VPN speed. WiFi: 2.4 GHz.

Economy: This package is recommended for globetrotters, gamers, working professionals or any security aware individuals. It keeps your Internet connection secure on any public hotspot, blocks ads, change geolocation online and enables safe remote working. With the VPN speed of up to 150Mbps, it is applicable for streaming, high speed gaming and much more. All of that, and it fits easily in your pocket. Speed: Routers in this package support up to 150 Mbps of VPN speed. WiFi: 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz.

Business: This package provides Ultra-high-speed VPN solution for anyone with high-speed fiber Internet connection at home. Excellent for content streaming, gaming, home server hosting and connecting all your home devices safely. It keeps your Internet connection secure, blocks ads, changes online geolocation and enables safe remote working. With up to 300 Mbps it is a first-class solution for your home VPN. Speed: Routers in this package support up to 300 Mbps of VPN speed. WiFi: 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz.

For any custom VPN setup requirements, please contact us at support@keepyourhomeip.com.

Support Plans

At KeepYourHomeIP, we offer support services through a subscription plan or through the purchase of One-on-One session calls.

Our KYHIP support plan provides continuous direct assistance, which is especially beneficial for less tech-savvy customers who prefer direct access to our support team. This ensures that their VPN setup meets their specific needs and requirements, and that they receive the assistance they need to troubleshoot any issues that may arise.

3 months support: Ideal for globetrotters who occasionally travel a few times a year. With this plan, you get unlimited email support, and 1 One-on-One remote support session is included. If you face any issues, our KYHIP Network expert will connect remotely to diagnose and assist when you need it.

6 months support: An excellent option for remote workers who like to travel and work. With this plan you get unlimited email support, and 2 One-on-One remote support sessions are included. If you face any issues, our KYHIP Network expert will connect remotely to diagnose and assist when you need it.

12 months support: Perfect for digital nomads who do not compromise on the security. With this plan you get unlimited email support, and 4 One-on-One remote support sessions are included. If you face any issues, our KYHIP Network expert will connect remotely to diagnose and assist when you need it.

Requirements for KeepYourHomeIP VPN

To be able to support our setup, your home ISP router needs to have a dedicated public IP address assigned by your Internet Service Provider, which can be either static or dynamic.

How to check if my Internet Service Provider (ISP) uses a dedicated public IP address for my Internet connection?

Method 1 Ask your Internet Service Provider directly whether you have a public IP address at home or not. If not, kindly request them to have it changed into a public one. Once they have changed it you are good to go.

Method 2 Check it quickly by yourself. Please refer to the following link.

Your home Internet connection's upload speed is an important factor to consider when using a VPN. We recommend a minimum upload speed of 30Mbps for optimal performance. This is because your VPN download speed will be limited by your home connection's upload speed. Although some customers may experience satisfactory performance with less than 30Mbps upload speed, we recommend a minimum of 30Mbps for a better user experience.

If you are unsure of your current upload speed, you can test it using an online speed test tool. If your upload speed is below 30Mbps, we recommend contacting your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to request an upgrade. Upgrading your home upload speed is usually a simple process and can greatly improve your VPN performance.

Ordering Process

When purchasing from KeepYourHomeIP, you can select from three VPN packages: Economy Light, Economy, or Business. Each package includes one VPN server router and one VPN client travel router. If you want to add a second VPN client travel router, you can select that option on the shop page when choosing your VPN package. This will provide you with one VPN server router and two VPN client travel routers.

You can also choose from our support plans—Flexi, Secure, or Ultimate—to get the level of support that best suits your needs. Each plan offers different levels of support, ranging from quarterly to semi-annual and annual support, and includes personalized remote sessions and fast ticket response times.

Pre setup Process

After shipping the routers, an email will be sent with instructions on scheduling the setup session and physically connecting the VPN server router to the home ISP router. To begin, create your account on our website and schedule the setup session with our Tech team by selecting a convenient date and time slot. To connect the VPN server router, plug it into a power source. Then, connect one end of the provided Ethernet cable to the WAN port on the VPN server router and the other end to a free Ethernet port on the home ISP router.

Setup Process

The setup session is performed via a Google Meet call and the TeamViewer app, where you will need to share your screen so our Tech team can configure and set up your VPN server. The setup session usually takes 15-20 minutes. Once our technician sets up your KeepYourHomeIP VPN, we will test your VPN server to ensure it works properly. After that, you will receive a detailed user guide document and a video guide on how to use your VPN client travel router. No technical knowledge is required on the customer's end, as the entire setup process is handled by an experienced KeepYourHomeIP technician.

How the VPN server works

Your VPN server is hosted at your home and is, always powered on, and connected to your home ISP router with an Ethernet cable. No matter what part of the world you are located in, whenever you connect your VPN client router to the Internet, it will automatically contact your VPN server at home and establish a VPN tunnel. This tunnel encrypts all your Internet traffic and routes it through your home VPN server, ensuring that your data is secure and private.

While you are connected to the client router (via Wi-Fi / LAN cable), all your Internet traffic will be routed through this tunnel, to the VPN server at home. From there, it will continue its journey to the desired Internet destination. The reverse traffic travels, similarly, from the Internet application or a website to your home VPN server and only then back to you. This setup allows you to keep your home IP address and access geo-restricted content, as well as secure your Internet connection when using public Wi-Fi networks.

Our VPN solution offers a unique advantage: you do not need to install any application or software on your device to run a VPN. Instead, our system supports and pushes all the traffic through the virtual tunnel, including other VPN connections you may run on your device on top of it. The upload speed of your home Internet connection, where the VPN server is set up, is crucial. We recommend a minimum upload speed of 30 Mbps for optimal performance. This is important because your VPN download speed will be limited by your home connection's upload speed.

How the travel router works

The VPN client travel router is designed for portability, allowing you to take it with you wherever you go. Here’s how to use it:

Power Up: The first step is to connect the VPN client travel router to a power source.

Connect to the Internet: You have two options to connect the router to your current location's Internet:

Wi-Fi Connection: Open the admin panel of the VPN travel router from any device, such as a phone or laptop. From the admin panel, simply scan the nearby networks and connect the router to the local Wi-Fi network.

Wired Ethernet Connection: Alternatively, connect the router via an Ethernet cable. Plug one end of the cable into the WAN port on the VPN client travel router and the other end into an Ethernet port on the ISP router at your location.

Automatic VPN Connection: Once connected to the Internet, the VPN client travel router will automatically establish a secure VPN tunnel to your home network. It contacts your home VPN server, creating a secure and encrypted connection.

Secure Access: This setup allows secure access to your home network from any location. While connected to the VPN client travel router, all Internet traffic is routed through the secure VPN tunnel to your home network. This setup maintains your home IP address, allowing you access to geolocation-specific services as if you were at home. Additionally, it provides secure browsing experience on public or untrusted networks, protecting your data from hackers and other cyber threats.

Corporate VPNs and KYHIP VPN

KeepYourHomeIP is the perfect solution for seamless corporate VPN and machine connectivity. With KeepYourHomeIP, you can connect to any corporate VPN and corporate machine without any issues, and access corporate resources and virtual machines, while maintaining your home IP address, just as if you were at home. This includes connecting to your corporate VPN, accessing internal applications, and using corporate devices without any disruptions.

With KeepYourHomeIP you can work remotely and still appear to be working from home, ensuring that your Internet access is secure and private. Unlike traditional VPN providers, KeepYourHomeIP is designed to offer both protection and a connection to your home network. This means that your traffic cannot be identified as originating from a VPN service, ensuring that your Internet access is secure and private.

What you can achieve with KeepYourHomeIP

Conceal Your True Location: KeepYourHomeIP helps safeguard your privacy by masking your actual location, ensuring that your online presence appears as if you are accessing the Internet from your home, no matter where you are in the world.

Secure Access to Home Network and Smart Devices: Enjoy secure connectivity to your home network and smart devices, even when you're away. This means you can access files, control smart home devices, and use other network resources as if you were at home.

Bypass Geolocation Restrictions for Streaming: Seamlessly access online streaming content by overcoming geolocation restrictions. This allows you to watch your favorite shows and movies from streaming services that may be restricted in your current location.

Banking: KeepYourHomeIP enhances online banking security by ensuring that your connections to banking websites appear to originate from your home IP address. This reduces the likelihood of triggering security flags that can occur when accessing bank accounts from different locations. By maintaining a consistent IP address, you minimize the risk of account lockouts and unnecessary security checks.

Gambling: For those who participate in online gambling, KeepYourHomeIP provides the advantage of bypassing geolocation restrictions. Many online gambling platforms restrict access based on the user’s location. With KeepYourHomeIP, you can appear to be accessing the Internet from your home address, allowing you to access gambling sites that might otherwise be restricted in your current location. Additionally, maintaining your home IP address can help ensure compliance with the terms of service of many gambling platforms, which often require users to access their services from specific regions.

Eliminate Online Price Discrimination: Shop online without the worry of price discrimination. By masking your location, you can ensure that you are getting the best deals available.

Host a Private Game Server: Set up a private game server for an exclusive gaming experience with friends.

WE KEEP YOU SAFE ONLINE
Safe & secure no matter where you are

Secure and encrypted browsing on public hotspots and untrusted networks worldwide. KeepyourhomeIP ensures your online privacy is protected with strong encryption and
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STAY CONNECTED SECURELY
Access your home network & smart devices anytime

Encrypted VPN tunnel enables you to connect with all your devices as if you were at home. To make sure all your data is protected we use wireguard, the #1 VPN protocol in the world.

STREAM CONTENT ANYWHERE
Bypass geolocation restrictions

Watch domestic content from any location, no matter the streaming restrictions. If you purchased a video-on-demand subscription, KeepyourhomeIP will make sure you don’t miss any of your favorite episodes.