Setting up your VPNUK account through Linux.
Wireguard VPN Connection
WireGuard® is an extremely simple yet fast and modern VPN that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography. It aims to be faster, simpler, leaner, and more useful than IPsec, while avoiding the massive headache. It intends to be considerably more performant than OpenVPN. WireGuard is designed as a general purpose VPN for running on embedded interfaces and super computers alike, fit for many different circumstances. Initially released for the Linux kernel, it is now cross-platform (Windows, macOS, BSD, iOS, Android) and widely deployable. It is currently under heavy development, but already it might be regarded as the most secure, easiest to use, and simplest VPN solution in the industry.
OpenVPN is the recommended connection to setup on Linux based systems. We have created a preconfigured OpenVPN configuration file which you can download directly from the VPNUK server for use with this setup. Setup guide is based on Ubuntu 20.04
PPTP is the easiest and quickest type of connection to setup on linux.
Our systems are compatible with L2TP/IPSec connections on Linux.
The VPNUK Smart DNS service is a brilliant way to access certain web sites and services including streaming media and social networking services. The VPNUK Smart DNS services works on virtually every kind of system or device, this includes Smart TV’s and Games Consoles! You can now bypass the need to log in or even create a VPN connection. In order to connect to the VPNUK Smart DNS service you only have to to make one small edit to the connection settings of the system or device you would like to connect.
What are the benefits of the VPNUK Smart DNS service
Using VPNUK Smart DNS and its ever expanding whitelist of available services is a brilliant way of maintaining a low ping time and high speed in countries that have poor routing, throttle or even filter VPN connections. If you do not require the additional security of a VPN connection you are now able to connect to your VPNUK account through the VPNUK Smart DNS service. Another massive benefit with our Smart DNS service is that you can access content from multiple countries without having to switch server IP, the Smart DNS service does all of that for you in the background without you even realising!
If your OS does not have the capabilities of installing the OpenVPN GUI and requires you to perform a ‘Command Line Interface’ setup you can follow this OpenVPN tutorial. We have created an OpenVPN configuration file and associated certificates which you can download from the VPNUK server for use with this CLI setup.