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Connect to OysterVPN using Ubuntu Network Manager

Last Updated: October 6, 2021

Ubuntu Network Manager can help you connect to OysterVPN servers without using the OysterVPN application. Here’s how to connect to OysterVPN using the Ubuntu Network Manager method. Before you start with the steps, make sure you have done the following:

  1. An active OysterVPN subscription.
  2. A Linux Ubuntu device

However, using Ubuntu Network Manager, two methods will help you connect to OysterVPN. But before you proceed, follow the below-mentioned steps either you are using method one or two:

  1. Install the Ubuntu Network Manager OpenVPN® Plugin.
  2. Open “Terminal” and type the commands below:
  3. Sudo apt-get installs network-manager-OpenVPN now press Enter.
  4. It will ask you to enter your password.
  5. Press Enter after typing Sudo apt-get install network-manager-OpenVPN-gnome.
  6. Setup VPN on Ubuntu Linux through Network Manager
  7. Once you are done with the above steps, download the OysterVPN Config Files for OpenVPN TCP and UDP. Click here to download the files.
  8. Extract the downloaded config files’ folder from your ‘Downloads‘ folder.
  9. You can find two different folders for TCP and UDP server configuration files in the extracted folder.
  10. In the top-right corner, click the Network symbol.
  11. Then, open Network Manager.
  12. Click on Wired Connected and select Wired Settings (or Wi-Fi Settings).
  13. You can see the + sign that’s located right next to VPN.
  14. Add VPN will prompt your screen; now click on the ‘Import from file option.
  15. Navigate to the ‘Download’ folder to open OysterVPN.
  16. Now open any folder of your choice, TCP or UDP, whichever OpenVPN protocol you want to connect to.
  17. Choose any VPN server region you want to connect to, such as Australia.
  18. Enter your OysterVPN username and password.
  19. Now click on “Save the password for all users” and click Add in the top-right corner.
  20. Activate the VPN by pressing the “ON” button.
  21. Once done, your VPN connection will start to process. Once connected, the icon next to the Network icon will turn into a Lock icon.
  22. Now you are connected to OysterVPN using Ubuntu Network Manager.
  23. Setup VPN on Ubuntu Linux through Terminal
  24. Once you are done with the above steps, download the OysterVPN Config Files for OpenVPN TCP and UDP. Click here to download the files.
  25. Extract the downloaded config files’ folder from your ‘Downloads’ folder.
  26. Now you can find two different folders for TCP and UDP server configuration files in the extracted folder.
  27. After that, go to the Terminal, write this Sudo apt-get install OpenVPN command, and press enter to install OpenVPN.
  28. For confirmation, type y, and it will take a few minutes to download OpenVPN.
  29. Now write the following commands in Terminal to access the OpenVPN config files directory:
  • cd Downloads
  • cd OysterVPN_ovpn
  • cd TCP_Files (OR cd UDP_Filesdepending on which protocol you want to connect to)
  1. Now press Enter.
  2. Write Is and press Enter again to list all the available OysterVPN
  3. Now Enter sudo bash.
  4. From this server list, write OpenVPN –config [Server of your choice]
  5. Here it will ask you to enter all of your required credentials.
  6. Press “Enter” after entering your “OysterVPN Username” and “OysterVPN Password“.
  7. It will direct you to the homepage, where you will have to hit the connect button to connect to the OysterVPN.

If you want to disconnect to the VPN, hit Ctrl+C in the same Terminal or execute sudo killall OpenVPN in another terminal. Rep Steps 4–7 (as a Root/Superuser) to join another server.