How to set up VPN on Windows Phone 8.1



Hopefully most Internet surfers are aware of how insecure the Internet is. Almost every day we can read news about new security breaches. To keep yourself more secure online, you should use VPN when connecting to the Internet. Other important security options are to use encryption to encrypt your data before you upload and share it. More about encryption in another blog post.

First of all: What is VPN? Here is the definition from Wikipedia:

A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network across a public network, such as the Internet. It enables a computer or Wi-Fi-enabled device to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security and management policies of the private network.

A VPN connection across the Internet is similar to a wide area network (WAN) link between…

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Alternative to Wi-Fi file transfer for your Windows Phone (Easy Transfer)

Easy Transfer App Logo

Easy Transfer App Logo

Many of you guys are asking for a faster way of transfer data like flash transfer in “Android”. Well I Might not have found a complete solution but I think this will help a bit.

There are other solutions for sending files but none of them are as easy as this one. This app makes your windows phone  a sever that hosts data. It even have option to receive files from the other guy. And this App even have a player. from which you can play music and videos directly without needing you download it.

The Display Screen Of the app

The Display Screen Of the app

How to Use the app:

  • This app requires a Wifi connection or you can host your own Wifi using inbuilt internet sharing.
  •  WIndows phones doesn’t allow you to on internet sharing if mobile data is off so on the mobile data and the switch it off after switching internet sharing is on.
  • Now open easy transfer app. it will display some IP address on the screen
Photos Viewed from browser

Photos Viewed from browser

All your friend need to do is connect to the same Wi-Fi/the Wi-Fi that you hosted. and go to the IP address displayed on the screen of easy transfer app using browser and type it in  URL  box.

Files shown in the browser like file manager.

Files shown in the browser like file manager.

Once he opens it. he can see all the files on your phone and can even manipulate the them too like renaming them deleting them and also uploading new files in to your phone. (it the major issue of privacy)

Easy transfer app player

Easy transfer app player

This app also comes with a player for now it only supports .mp4 video files and .mp3 music.


Browsers support:IE9~IE11,Firefox,Chrome,Safari,Opera.

1.just as every app which support SD card, Easy Transfer does not support all file types, it only supports the following types:
(1) system: xap
(2) image: jpg,png,gif,bmp
(3) music: mp3,amr
(4) video:mp4,mkv,wmv,avi
(5) archiver:zip,rar,7z
(6) document: docx, xlsx, pptx, txt, pdf, epub
2.For the file formats which can not support, when upload will automatically add the suffix “.RemoveThisSuffix.mkv”, and you can rename it with file manager.
e.g, a file named””;
when upload ,it be will automatically saved as””,and than you can rename it to””  with file manager;
when download, you should rename it to””,and than download it , rename it to”” with the file manager of other devices.

Download it from here.

Conclusion : Its a very simple and very easy to operate app but only problem with it is privacy. there is one other app which allows you to send files but you cant receive them and also it is paid the trail version allows only 1MB files. make sure you check it out.  Its name is Wi-Fi sender.


Wifi Sender