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How to set up manual OpenVPN connection using Linux Terminal?

Last Updated: October 6, 2021

OysterVPN now allows you to configure the OpenVPN command line in Linux manually. However, before you proceed, make sure you have an active OysterVPN subscription; if you haven’t, click here to subscribe to any device running the Linux operating system.

Follow the instructions below to see how you can do it. The following instruction is for Mint, Ubuntu, and Debian Linux-based operating systems.

Set Up OpenVPN Connection Using Linux Terminal [Manually]

STEP #1 To install the OpenVPN plugin, open the Terminal/Console and run this command Sudo apt-get install network-manager-OpenVPN.

STEP #2 Now press Enter after typing the command.

STEP #3 Enter Y to confirm the installation

STEP #4 Download the OysterVPN TCP and UDP Config Files for OpenVPN. Click here to download.

STEP #5 Extract the downloaded config files folder from your ‘Downloads Folder.

STEP #6 Right-click on your Network Connection icon and select “Configure Network Connections” from the drop-down menu.

STEP #7 Select the “+” sign.

STEP #8 Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Create” after selecting “Import VPN Connection “.

STEP #9 Go to your Downloads folder, where you have extracted the TCP and UDP files.

STEP #10 Open any folders, TCP or UDP, depending on which OpenVPN protocol you want to use.

STEP #11 Now double-click on the VPN server file you want to use, and select “Yes“in this example.

STEP #12 Type your “OysterVPN Username” and “Password“in the appropriate fields. Then click “OK“.

STEP #13 Click “Connect” in your Network Connections to connect to the VPN profile you just created.