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Re: VPN

Post by Charlie » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:56 pm

Have you tried using the Edit Connections/Add/Import a saved VPN configuration. All you do is tell it where your Open VPN configs are, and select one. Enter Username and Password the rest should be already configured. Click save. I just did it in under a minute.

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Re: VPN

Post by Charlie » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:12 pm

Charlie wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:56 pm
Have you tried using the Edit Connections/Add/Import a saved VPN configuration. All you do is tell it where your Open VPN configs are, and select one. Enter Username and Password the rest should be already configured. Click save. I just did it in under a minute.
The configs should be available as a download from your VPN provider.

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Re: VPN

Post by majpooper » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:18 pm

monsterman wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:02 pm
i have 2 paid for VPNs that work ok with windows .. Hidden24 is brilliant for my work but even with IPSEC software on my Linux i i cannot get it to work

and the other Private tunnel that is based on OPENVPN i cant get that to work even with my profiles downloaded to terminal

getting very angry becayse i have to use VPN at work and cant use Linux Mint
Monster what version of Mint are you running? I am on 18.3 Cinnamon and it is too easy running Private Tunnel. What exactly do you get in the terminal when you input the path to your .ovpn file ?
I would suggest first re-installing openvpn - who knows, I have had weird stuff happen because a software package that was installed started acting strange or stopped working (just happened to me with Libre Office)

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sudo apt-get install openvpn
Here are two glitches that I ran into a long time ago;
I just copy the profiles right into my home folder then so I don't need a path
majpooper@1150z ~ $ sudo openvpn --config Cal.ovpn (notice "Cal")
for whatever reason the space in San Jose caused an issue so I renamed the file to Cal. But the files for Dallas or Montreal are not a problem.

The other glitch I had was with DNS - some of the resolvers did not seem to work with Private Tunnel which made no sense to me. OpenDNS and Quad9 two that I really like do so I am good2go.

The last thing I would suggest is Private Tunnel support - I worked with them on the DNS issue I was having -I use dnscrypt and literally have a huge number of DNS resolvers to pick from. Anyway when I sent them my terminal output they were excellent in figuring out the problem and giving me the solution.

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Re: VPN

Post by monsterman » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:44 pm

thanks for the replies guys ,, i have asked PT support now for more help I have downloaded OPENVPN 4 times ,, and Private tunnel profile several times from different servers ,, but no luck progressing on the command line ,,what i get on command line is ( error miss///

ing parameters) im very feeble with command line stuff ,,it ,,totally confuses me electromechanics , and robotics i can do but code related stuff im a total duffer



,I also have H24 support on the case ,, Many people dont understand why I want and IPSEC VPN like Hidden24 but it has some very unique capabilities that i need especially in the UK where VPN blocking by many media companies such as BBC is getting sophisticated ,



i will update when i have more info
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Re: VPN

Post by greerd » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:49 pm

monsterman wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:44 pm
thanks for the replies guys ,, i have asked PT support now for more help

im very feeble with command line stuff ,,,I also have H24 support on the case ,, Many people dont understand why I want and IPSEC VPN like Hidden24 but it has some very unique capabilities that i need especially in the UK where VPN blocking by many media companies such as BBC is getting sophisticated ,

i will update when i have more info
I've replied to a previous post of yours viewtopic.php?f=90&t=262443&p since we're getting off topic in this one.

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Re: VPN

Post by monsterman » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:39 am

I have now managed to get Both Private tunnel and Hidden 24 to work on Linux mint ,, but the result is a disapointment as they have to be operated via terminal which makes the special features and access to multiswitching servers inoperable and also they both drop out regularly ,, something that did not happen in Windows 7

so I need to look for a better alternative preferably one that does not work via terminal and has multi in country server ability that can be changed quickly or automaticly
private tunnel only uses one regular server address in UK which is easily blocked ,, Hidden 24 has hundreds and this is marvelous ,,,but alas the capabilities need a deak top GUI to use fully


so is there any easy to use VPN for Mint that one do what I need other wise i will probably have to go back to windows 7

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Re: VPN

Post by Charlie » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:05 am

so is there any easy to use VPN for Mint that one do what I need other wise i will probably have to go back to windows 7
I think your best option, given your predicament, is to diversify your choice. I think you need a VPN that can do what you want via Linux OpenVPN and use your L2TP/Ipsec connection for other matters.

It would be a matter of finding a VPN that can offer you the choice of servers in the countries that you desire, at a price you like. Mine is cheap but offers only 2 in the UK via Open VPN. PPTP is a different matter and many are available.

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Re: VPN

Post by greerd » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:30 am

monsterman wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:39 am
so is there any easy to use VPN for Mint that one do what I need other wise i will probably have to go back to windows 7
AirVPN.org offers server level connections, but this all depends on the country. Their eddie open source gui client will auto-reconnect and the newest beta version will minimize to the notification area.

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Re: VPN

Post by monsterman » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:32 am

Hi Guys tool Geerds advive and yes AIR looks to do the job i need u have managed to download and install it and am testing it if it works as i want i will by a long subscription


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Re: VPN

Post by ChrisAJ » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:07 pm

Thanks for all the comments. I have opted for Nordvpn and found them fast, reliable and secure

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Re: VPN

Post by Pat D » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:48 pm

NordVPN can be had for $2-3 a month; they have thousands of servers now, including some onion-routers, a couple of Tor-specific servers and Double VPNs (2 countries in series)
Pretty damn good, and they're in Panama.

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Re: VPN

Post by gleneagles » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:56 am

Have used expressvpn myself on linux mint, android box and windows, fast speeds, easy to install and if there is a breech in security the line is automatically cut.
Used for past year without issue.
Not cheap but what is your security worth.

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Re: VPN

Post by adilhaimoura » Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:54 pm

Firstly thanks in advance

I have one Machine I installed on it Linux mint 18.3 and mint KDE 18.1 and Fedora 27
all for leaning purposes. I do teaching some classes for using Linux
I tried to install Android studio but it is blocked in my country so I need to use openvpn and here comes the problem
when I downloaded the files .ovpn from vpngate it did not work in LM18.3 cinnamon but the same file worked correctly and I could easily download and update my software throw it in all other OS's in my PC
but I really want it in LM18.3 my main connection is throw mobile broadband stick
it shows connected to vpn but no internet and shows DNS probing error . So I'm thing that maybe I have done something that changed the default setting of my networking behavior
so what I need is how to return every network connections to the default . so that the vpn would start working as it is working on other Dist. of my machine
I've tried on the past 3 days everything I could find in the internet regarding this connection matter
(if it works on lm18.1.. it should work the same way or better in 18.3)

thanks again and sorry for the English. I'm not native English speaker
Adil

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Re: VPN

Post by phd21 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:19 pm

Hi adilhaimoura,

Try this:
Easily Use Free VPNs From VPN Gate In Linux With These 2 Tools ~ Web Upd8: Ubuntu / Linux blog
http://www.webupd8.org/2017/02/easily-u ... m-vpn.html

Hope this helps ...
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Re: VPN

Post by adilhaimoura » Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:03 pm

phd21 wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:19 pm
Hi adilhaimoura,

Try this:
Easily Use Free VPNs From VPN Gate In Linux With These 2 Tools ~ Web Upd8: Ubuntu / Linux blog
http://www.webupd8.org/2017/02/easily-u ... m-vpn.html

Hope this helps ...
Thanks man it works ... but still why not working from network manger??

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Re: VPN

Post by phd21 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:33 pm

Hi adilhaimoura,

I am not sure why you are having issues getting a vpngate server to work in your Linux Mint system which should be easy to do, just import one of their server locations that you downloaded from the "openVPN" section of the vpngate website, After clicking the openVPN link to a vpngate server you want to try, on the second screen choose the second set of configuration files, "The .ovpn file which is including IP address" towards the bottom, using a username of "vpn" and password of "vpn" connection method of "password" or "password with certificates". The UDP openVPN configuration file is better to use than TCP openVPN configuration file, but if your hardware router does not allow UDP or for whatever reasons UDP is not working, use the TCP file, or download and try another server location. Sometimes when I have not connected to a specific vpngate server, when I try to connect to that specific server again, it will work (just happened now)? Update: today, I tried the first two US servers listed on vpngate, and they were totally erratic and not reliable, but the 3rd one is working well? Also, always check with a website like "ipleak.net" to make sure that you are connected to the country you selected, occasionally they are not, so select another for the country you want.

VPN Gate - Public Free VPN Cloud by Univ of Tsukuba, Japan
*** If you are in a censored country, you can get on the vpngate mailing list for alternate links to available servers for that day. ***
http://www.vpngate.net/en/

Below is an example of an email from vpngate that I get numerous times per day (the list changes).

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VPN Gate Daily Mirrors <vpngate-daily@vpngate.net>
2:57 PM (4 hours ago)
to me 
Hi gmail.com,

Today's VPN Gate web site's daily mirror URLs are following.
1. http://82.102.28.62:43952/
   (Location: United Kingdom)
2. http://59.3.208.17:43950/
   (Location: Korea Republic of)
3. http://151.80.182.100:10053/
   (Location: France)
4. http://115.144.113.163:54531/
   (Location: Korea Republic of)
5. http://p282133-ipngn5501sapodori.hokkaido.ocn.ne.jp:58826/
   (Location: Japan)
*** Current Status Report ***
Note: The vpngate servers usually change daily, sometimes throughout the day, so you could be downloading and importing new VPN server configuration files daily or more, and removing ones that no longer work, daily or more. Sometimes you might get lucky and find a couple vpn server locations that are available for longer. That is why using the wonderful "vpngate with proxy" application is so much better and easier; if you like this application, please tell and support the developer.

Hope this helps ...

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vpngate main website
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vpngate2.jpg
vpngate after clicking an openVPN link
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vpngate3.jpg
vpngate - the save file dialog where I create a new folder and hit enter for this server location and save it with a country code pre-fix and the server's ip address
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Re: VPN

Post by phd21 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:26 pm

Hi adilhaimoura,

FYI: Something new that I noticed regarding importing vpngate server locations into my Linux Mint KDE 18.3 system through the Network Manager in the system tray panel that did not happen before 2018, is that when you import the VPN somewhere.ovpn file that you download, it asks do you want to save the certificates, always say yes, it then incorrectly selects the Connection Type Method of "Certificates (TLS)" instead of "Password" or "Password with Certificates"? I guess some of the vpngate servers changed their openvpn configuration files recently. This is a little bit of a pain, because if you select the correct option of "Password" or "Password with Certificates", it clears the certificate entries, and you have to manually browse to where the system put the certificate(s) for that server location which in my case is a hidden folder underneath my home folder, but it works perfectly.

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/home/user69/.local/share/networkmanagement/certificates/
Hope this helps ...

Screenshots of my Network Manager Edit Connections for a vpngate server location
using a Connection Type of "Password" and then "Password with Certificates (TLS)" and either one works.
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vpngate_Password.jpg
vpngate Connection Type Password
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OR Connection Type of "Password with Certificates (TLS)".
vpngate_Password_With_Certificates_TLS.jpg
vpngate Connection Type Password with Certificates (TLS)
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Network Manager mouse-over showing connected to a vpngate server.
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Network Manager mouse-over showing connected to a vpngate server.
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Re: VPN

Post by Teksonik » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:44 pm

Anybody ever try the free Windscribe VPN ? I installed it today. Seems to be working well. :)

https://windscribe.com/

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Re: VPN

Post by greerd » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:09 am

Teksonik wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:44 pm
Anybody ever try the free Windscribe VPN ? I installed it today. Seems to be working well. :)

https://windscribe.com/
I bought a year with Windscribe, I use the android app on my tablet. They have a 'windscribe-cli' app for Linux(I've never tried it), no gui but you can download .ovpn files. Speeds, I found are a little slow when I compare to pia and airvpn(but only compared a couple of times), their 'forum' is a sub-reddit section but they have some (three I think) windflix servers(one of which I can verify).
On my main machine, my main vpn is airvpn with their eddie client(gui) and eddie is open source and allows third party vpns so I've added a couple of windscribe .ovpn's and use them occasionally, they work fine.

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Re: VPN

Post by Teksonik » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:47 am

I had installed the Windscribe cli which is in Beta and I'm finding that Windscribe runs at boot up and I'm not seeing any obvious setting in the cli to change that. I'd like to only use it when needed since the free version does have a 10 GB monthly limit and 99% of my Internet activity is innocuous (only some searchs for medical topics require privacy) . I'll see if I can get some support from the Windscribe site. :)

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