Good thread. I just started a thread today looking for recommended VPN companies - this thread answers that aspect of my question and I have quite a few recommendations here to follow-up on.
Sorry for the hijack, if someone could help me out with these questions:
1) I understand that it's set up through the Network and Sharing centre - will I need to make any changes to my router?
2) Will this make any changes to my standard "direct" internet connection or can I just swap over to it when I choose?