hello everyone. now im not sure what i exactly need to do this but i know what i want to do and maybe one of you guys can point me in the right direction.
on my htc evo i used to use an app called droidVPN so i could get around some blocked sites on wifi networks and get around having to sign in at wifi hotspots because i don't want to sign in to a all the random sites that ask you to sign into before being able to access their internet. but now since they charge to use their servers i was wondering if there was a way to host something similar from a spare laptop i have for free that is dual booting ubuntu and windows 7 both 32bit that i would just turn on and plug into my router if i desired to use the vpn (?) the laptop is a 1.6ghz pentium dual core with 2gb of 800mhz ram and a small ssd i threw in there a while ago to speed it up a little.
so i thought i needed a vpn but when i googled them they seem to only be used to access files on other computers remotely, but im trying to set up something that will do a similar internet encryption type thing that droidVPN does. there are tons of apps that can be used to connect to vpn's if needed and in the newer android its incorporated directly into the o.s. so you tell me guys, what do i need and how do i do it because i have been pulling my hair out for days trying to figure out what i need and am going crazy haha.