OpenVPN for Ubuntu Linux OS

Linux is one of the popular operating systems out there with Ubuntu being the most popular distribution. Here’s how you can install iProVPN with OpenVPN for Ubuntu.

Method # 1: Setup OpenVPN on Ubuntu 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 Ubuntu 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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