OpenVPN for Debian Linux OS

How to Setup and Connect iProVPN via OpenVPN (TCP/ UDP) in Debian Linux OS

Method # 1: Setup OpenVPN on Debian via Network Manager

Install the OpenVPN network manager first.

  • Launch Terminal and type sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn and press Enter.
  • Now type sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn-gnome and press Enter.
  • Once the OpenVPN network manager has been installed, it’s time to download iProVPN’s OpenVPN configuration files. Download iProVPN OpenVPN server configuration files from here
  • Extract the config files folder and it will reveal two folders named TCP and UDP.
  • Click on the network icon on the top-right corner of the screen. Go to Wired Connected > Wired Settings or Wireless Settings, based on the type of connection that you have.
  • Click on the “+” icon next to VPN to add a connection.
  • Select “Import from File”.
  • Navigate to where you extracted TCP/ UDP folder. Select a server’s .ovpn file from either TCP or UDP folder based on your preference. For example “Australia-TCP”
  • Next, enter your iProVPN username and password. Then click on “Add” at the top-right side
  • Turn on the VPN switch next to your VPN profile name.
  • Now wait for the connection to establish

 

Method # 2: Setup OpenVPN on Debian via Terminal

  • Download iProVPN OpenVPN server configuration files from here
  • Extract the folder to reveal two folders named TCP and UDP.
  • Launch Terminal.
  • Type sudo apt-get install openvpn and press Enter. Confirm by pressing y.
  • Navigate to where you extracted the folder. For example, if you have the folder in the Downloads folder, then type (you can replace TCP with UDP based on preference):
    1. cd Downloads
    2. cd ipro_ovpn
    3. cd tcp
  • Press Enter.
  • Type ls to reveal the list of TCP/ UDP servers.
  • Type sudo bash and press Enter.
  • Type openvpn --config australia-tcp.ovpn (or any other server of your choice) and press Enter.
  • Enter your iProVPN username and then password.
  • Wait for the connection to establish.

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