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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 3:19 AM

Is there any value to buying a VPN for my home WiFi?

Is there any value to buying a VPN for my home WiFi?

ACE - Expert


64.6K Messages

3 years ago

The real value of a VPN is to protect you when on a public or non secure WiFi. As long as your home WiFi is secure, it’s really not needed. As noted above, it provides an extra layer of protection.

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221.7K Messages

3 years ago

Thanks for reaching out with the question about the VPN, @wtreasurer60!


Just like @dave006 and @sandblaster already stated, It's really up to you and what you're trying to use it for.


Your Internet service already provides a secured Wi-Fi network. 


Let us know if you have any more questions, we're here for you.


Mike, AT&T Community Specialist

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2 years ago

Hi, I have all of my security restrictions turned "ON" through ATT, and on my personal computer.  I also search using DuckDuckGo.  It really bothers me when I show up to work on Monday, turn on my work PC (Not my home computer) and I get blown up with advertisements from the searches I did over the weekend on my personal computer.  This 'sticky' is creepy.  Because I have all protections on, it seems to me ATT must be selling my data.  How do I stop this?  Is a VPN subscription the solution?  Is there a hardware solution?

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