Frequently Asked Questions

What is a VPN? What is it used for? How is Mysterium VPN different from other VPN providers? Here are the answers to your your most frequently asked questions.

What is a VPN?

A VPN is a virtual private network that helps achieve anonymity and privacy online by rerouting and encrypting your internet traffic.

VPNs bounces- your internet activity across multiple IP addresses so that your location cannot be traced. Even on public Wi-Fi.

What can I do with a VPN?

Can't find a movie in your local Netflix library? Is twitter banned in your country?

VPNs are helpful and legal workarounds to content restrictions. Just download a VPN service, choose a country IP address to connect to and begin watching whatever you'd like.

That's not all.

VPNs ensure data confidentiality. They protects you against online threats such as hacking, identity theft, and internet service providers tracking and selling your internet data to advertisers.

How is Mysterium VPN different from other VPN providers?

In the case of Mysterium, we reroute your internet activity, not through servers, but nodes offered up by our community members.

Users with unused network traffic can sell their internet to the Mysterium marketplace as a node. Mysterium VPN users can then purchase these nodes to access the internet safely, privately and anonymously.

Traditional VPNs run on centralized infrastructure, which means one point of failure. At Mysterium, we're decentralized; there is no central point of control or anywhere to store your logs. As a result, we can’t track or keep logs of your traffic, even if we wanted to.

What devices and platforms does Mysterium VPN support?

Mysterium VPN is currently available for download on Windows, Mac, Linux and Android.

Download now and begin enjoying the internet behind the privacy of a VPN.

Can I try Mysterium VPN for free?

Yes! Mysterium VPN has a free onboarding period. Upon download, you receive 1 MYST coins worth of internet to use however you'd like.

Once you've spent all your MYST coins, all you have to do to continue browsing is top up your balance per gigabyte of internet used.

No subscriptions, no contracts and no locked-in costs. With Mysterium, you can switch your VPN account on and off whenever you need to and only pay for what you actually use.

Currently, Mysterium accepts payment only in cryptocurrency, allowing you to pay for your privacy anonymously.

Which payment methods are accepted?

Currently, Mysterium accepts cryptocurrency and allows you to pay for your privacy anonymously.

With Mysterium, you can switch your VPN account on and off whenever you need to and only pay for what you actually use. No subscriptions, no contracts and no locked-in costs.

Are VPNs legal?

That depends where you are. VPNs are legal in the vast majority of the world. Companies, government institutions and individuals popularly use VPNs to safeguard confidentiality and internet privacy while also using VPNs to access information and content to ensure their competitive edge vis-a-vis the rest of the world.