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How to Setup OpenVPN using Ubuntu Network Manager

This tutorial describes the configuration of OpenVPN on Ubuntu 14.04 using the built in Network Manager. 

1.) First, open a terminal and enter the following command to install the Network Manager Plugin for OpenVPN. 

Type the following command in terminal:

$ sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn

If that fails please also install below:

$ sudo apt-get install
network-manager-openvpn-gnome

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 2.) Next, download the TorGuard OpenVPN config files and save and unzip them to your Desktop. 

UDP: https://torguard.net/downloads/OpenVPN-UDP.zip

TCP: https://torguard.net/downloads/OpenVPN-TCP.zip

3.) Click the network manager icon in the top menu bar and select "Edit Connections..."

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4.) In the Network Connections box click "add".

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5.) On the dropdown menu click "Import a saved VPN Configuration" and click create...

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6.) Next, we need to select one of the TorGuard OpenVPN configs for the server you'd like to connect to. 

In our example, we are connecting to TorGuard.USA-LA.ovpn

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7.) All the needed OpenVPN settings will now be imported. In the Username and Password area enter the TorGuard VPN login info that you chosen on signup. Click Save.

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8.) The VPN connection has now been added to your Network Manager Connections list!

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You can now click the network manager icon in the top menu bar, Select "VPN Connections" 

Then click the name of the TorGuard VPN server you want to connect to and you should get this after a succesful connection:

If you have any questions, please contact our support team.

 



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