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Linux (Ubuntu) OpenVPN Manual Setup Instructions

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How to Install

  1. Open Terminal.
  2. Install network-manager-openvpn by typing:
    sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn
    • Press Enter
  3. You will be prompted: "Do you want to continue? Y/n" Type Y and hit Enter.
  4. Once installation is complete, restart Network Manager by typing:
    sudo restart network-manager
    • Press Enter
  5. To download the Giganews Certificate Authority (CA) certificate, type (all one command, ignore line breaks):
    sudo wget -O /etc/openvpn/ca.vyprvpn.com.crt http://www.giganews.com/vyprvpn/ca.vyprvpn.com.crt
  6. Click on the Network Manager icon, expand VPN Connections, and choose Configure VPN...
  7. A Network Connections window will appear with the VPN tab open. Click Add.
  8. A Choose a VPN Connection Type window will open. Select OpenVPN in the drop-down menu and click Create...
  9. In the Editing VPN connection window, enter the following:
    • Connection name: VyprVPN OpenVPN
    • Gateway: one of
      VyprVPN Server Hostname
      Los Angeles, CA us1.vpn.giganews.com
      Washington, DC us2.vpn.giganews.com
      Austin, TX us3.vpn.giganews.com
      Miami, FL us4.vpn.giganews.com
      New York City, NY us5.vpn.giganews.com
      Chicago, IL us6.vpn.giganews.com
      San Francisco, CA us7.vpn.giganews.com
      Seattle, WA us8.vpn.giganews.com
      Toronto ca1.vpn.giganews.com
      Amsterdam eu1.vpn.giganews.com
      Stockholm se1.vpn.giganews.com
      Hong Kong hk1.vpn.giganews.com
      London uk1.vpn.giganews.com
      Paris fr1.vpn.giganews.com
      Frankfurt de1.vpn.giganews.com
      Copenhagen dk1.vpn.giganews.com
      Zurich ch1.vpn.giganews.com
      Moscow ru1.vpn.giganews.com
      Luxembourg lu1.vpn.giganews.com
      Bucharest ro1.vpn.giganews.com
      Singapore sg1.vpn.giganews.com
      Dublin ie1.vpn.giganews.com
      Kuala Lumpur my1.vpn.giganews.com
      Rome it1.vpn.giganews.com
      Madrid es1.vpn.giganews.com
      Tokyo jp1.vpn.giganews.com
      Seoul kr1.vpn.giganews.com
      Oslo no1.vpn.giganews.com
      Istanbul tr1.vpn.giganews.com
      Helsinki fi1.vpn.giganews.com
      Warsaw pl1.vpn.giganews.com
      Lisbon pt1.vpn.giganews.com
      Prague cz1.vpn.giganews.com
      Vienna at1.vpn.giganews.com
      Brussels be1.vpn.giganews.com
      Vilnius lt1.vpn.giganews.com
      Sydney au1.vpn.giganews.com
      Melbourne au2.vpn.giganews.com
      Perth au3.vpn.giganews.com
      Jakarta id1.vpn.giganews.com
      Auckland nz1.vpn.giganews.com
      Hanoi vn1.vpn.giganews.com
      Bangkok th1.vpn.giganews.com
      Reykjavík is1.vpn.giganews.com
      Manila ph1.vpn.giganews.com
      São Paulo br1.vpn.giganews.com
      Mexico City mx1.vpn.giganews.com
      Buenos Aires ar1.vpn.giganews.com
      Bogotá co1.vpn.giganews.com
      San José cr1.vpn.giganews.com
      Panama City pa1.vpn.giganews.com
      Taipei tw1.vpn.giganews.com
      Manama bh1.vpn.giganews.com
      Doha qa1.vpn.giganews.com
      Riyadh sa1.vpn.giganews.com
      Mumbai in1.vpn.giganews.com
      Dubai ae1.vpn.giganews.com
      Tel Aviv il1.vpn.giganews.com
      Sofia bg1.vpn.giganews.com
      Schaan li1.vpn.giganews.com
    • Type: select Password
    • User name: User name you registered to Giganews with
    • Password: your Giganews password
    • CA Certificate: browse and select /etc/openvpn/ca.vyprvpn.com.crt
  10. Click Advanced... near the bottom of the window.
  11. Under the General tab, check the box next to Use LZO data compression.
  12. Click OK, then click Apply.

How to Connect

  1. Click on the Network Manager icon in the panel bar.
  2. Click on VPN Connections.
  3. Select VyprVPN OpenVPN.
  4. The Network Manager icon will begin spinning. You may be prompted to enter a password. If so, this is your system account keychain password, not your Giganews password.
  5. Once connected, the Network Manager icon will have a lock next to it indicating you are browsing securely with VyprVPN.

How to Disconnect

  1. Click on the Network Manager icon in the panel bar.
  2. Click on VPN Connections.
  3. Select Disconnect VPN...
  4. Once disconnected, the lock will disappear from next to the Network Manager icon.

VyprVPN Support

VyprVPN Manual Setup

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