Originally Posted by bratas
If you are just surfing the net and hitting things like overclock and such why bother...your not doing anything that would require a secure connection. Most sites also will allow for 443 aka https connections now. That should be sufficient if what you stated you will be doing is all you will be doing. If you were going to be doing anything that required a secure connection do yourself a favor and go to ebay pick up a used Cisco ASA 5505 and set up SSL VPN on it...make sure split tunnel is turned off. Then download AnyConnect and establish your VPN. AnyConnect is also available from the app store.
Buying an ASA for home use is a waste of money. OpenVPN is a Open Source implementation of SSL VPN, and uses their own client. Buy a Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite for $100, configure OpenVPN VPN on the device, then install the client on your laptop. This way, when you are out and about you can VPN to your home connection. OpenVPN also has Android and iOS apps, that do the same thing.
Or, just use your existing HideMyAss subscription on your laptop and be safe. I'm not sure if that will work with your iPad though; not sure what kind of VPN they use.