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Setup Linux OpenVPN

Setup VPNUK OpenVPN on Linux

This tutorial describes how to configure and setup an OpenVPN connection in Ubuntu GNU/Linux using the network manager. This tutorial is based on the Ubuntu 20.04 Operating system.

Download your VPNUK configuration file

Click Here to login and configure your OpenVPN connection. Our system will automatically email your Config file to you or you also have the option to download it manually. Please login using your VPN account login username and password.

1. Taskbar System Tray

Navigate to your taskbar system tray and click onto the icons to open your system menu.

VPNUK Setup Tutorials Ubuntu 20.04 - OpenVPN

2. Settings

Click onto ‘Settings’.

VPNUK Setup Tutorials Ubuntu 20.04 - OpenVPN

3. Add VPN

Click onto the ‘+’ icon to open the VPN options.

VPNUK Setup Tutorials Ubuntu 20.04 - OpenVPN

4. Import Connection

Click onto the ‘Import from file…’ option.

VPNUK Setup Tutorials Ubuntu 20.04 - OpenVPN

5. Choose Cofiguration

Choose the configuration you downloaded or saved earlier. If you do not have your configuration file Click Here to download.

VPNUK Setup Tutorials Ubuntu 20.04 - OpenVPN

6. Open

Once you have selected the profile you would like to use for this connection, click onto the ‘Open’ button.

VPNUK Setup Tutorials Ubuntu 20.04 - OpenVPN

7. Authentication Type

Choose ‘Password’ at the authentication type.

VPNUK Setup Tutorials Ubuntu 20.04 - OpenVPN

8. Login Details

Enter the VPN login username and password for the account profile you are importing.

VPNUK Setup Tutorials Ubuntu 20.04 - OpenVPN

9. Certificate check

Ensure the CA Certificate field is populated (This should be done automatically).

VPNUK Setup Tutorials Ubuntu 20.04 - OpenVPN

10. Add

Click onto the ‘Add’ button to save the profile settings.

VPNUK Setup Tutorials Ubuntu 20.04 - OpenVPN

11. Connecting (First TIme)

You can now toggle the connection to the ‘ON’ position to connect the VPN.

VPNUK Setup Tutorials Ubuntu 20.04 - OpenVPN

12. Connecting

Click onto the Taskbar System Tray and then Click onto ‘VPN Off – Conect’.

VPNUK Setup Tutorials Ubuntu 20.04 - OpenVPN

13. Advanced Options

Open the VPN settings and click onto ‘Advanced’.

VPNUK Setup Tutorials Ubuntu 20.04 - OpenVPN

14. Port Number

You can switch port numbers to the following:
UDP: 1194, 55194 or 65194
TCP: 443, 80 or 8008

VPNUK Setup Tutorials Ubuntu 20.04 - OpenVPN