In 2003, MyIE2 browser was released to the market, however, in 2004, they changed its name to Maxthon. Maxthon was developed by a team based in San Francisco that has ensured that Maxthon offers top notch features that are groundbreaking and innovative. Examples of these features are their sandboxed tabs, bookmarking, cloud-based syncing, resource sniffing and ad blocking. Because of this, no wonder Maxthon has won numerous awards from different organizations and companies.
VPNs are commonly used as extensions for browsers. However, and unfortunately, many VPNs are still developing extensions for browsers like Firefox and Chrome. How about those who are using different browsers like Maxthon? Good news is, there are still many other ways which you could still use other VPN services.
Ways to Use VPN Connection While Using Maxthon Browser:
1. Native VPN Extension or Feature Not Available at the Time
For those who would like to install a VPN extension for Maxthon, as mentioned above, unfortunately, you will not be able to or you will mostly not be able to find an extension center. The reason behind this is because most VPN service providers usually focuses on building, enhancing and developing extensions for mainstream browsers like Chrome and Firefox. Hence, if you would like to use Maxthon as your browser, you might have to look for other options to solve this issue. However, there are many other ways you could use your VPN while using Maxthon.
Currently, Maxthon does not have native VPN feature which will allow you to switch on and off on your settings menu. Thus, you will not be able to browse your web privately other than the use of the regular incognito mode or through by installing VPN app on your operating system.
2. Configuring Your Router to Use VPN Connection
One of the best methods for you to be able to use a private connection with Maxthon browser is by configuring your router. This way, you could connect to a private network which will provide you private connection. How is this possible? Well, by default, a router usually connects to your internet service provider’s network. However, if you change your router settings and set or apply a VPN connection to it, then your router could provide you a more private and secured connection. Though most routers support this method, it is still wise to check if your router is supported too.
Then, all you have to do is go to the website of the VPN service provider you would wish to connect your router with and seek for the guide on how to use the VPN service on your router.
3. Installing VPN App on Your Operating System
Another way for you to be able to use a VPN with Maxthon is by installing a VPN app on your operating system. Thus, instead of looking for a browser extension feature, all you need to do is to install the app directly on your operating system which could run a VPN connection on your entire OS. By doing this, you will be able to browse privately just right after turning on the private connection feature on the app.
Most VPNs are compatible with most operating systems such as but not limited to MacOS, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android.
4. Using Web-Based Private Proxy Service
The simplest way for you to be able to connect to a private network is by just visiting various online private proxy websites and start browsing. This method, however, comes with several disadvantages such as limited bandwidth, comes with advertisements, unreliable servers and restricted browsing. However, if you would only want to do some light browsing, then, this method is recommended.
Aside from that, there are also some free online proxy services that offers premium version which provides you more features and no advertisements.
5. Using OpenVPN on Your Device
Through an OpenVPN, you could connect to any private server. This feature is available as an app for both desktop and mobile devices. It is free to use and is an open source which allows its users to check and modify source code.
If you choose this method for your device, you will be amazed by the private servers that are available for your use. For more information, you could check your current VPN service provider if they support OpenVPN. If they do you will be able to get information about their private server addresses and use them with an OpenVPN. Or, you could also check online for organizations that could provide private IP addresses which you could use for free with an OpenVPN software