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VPN options - Any with no monthly charge?

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:28 pm
by jonnyb
Are there any Raspberry Pi VPN options out there that don't involved paying a monthly/annual fee?

Any advice really appreciated ..

Thanks

Jon

Re: VPN options - Any with no monthly charge?

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:13 am
by WillBoxOwO
Try this one: https://freevpn.im/accounts/

They provide free openvpn profiles. Enjoy!
(If you need help setting up openvpn, please tell me)

Re: VPN options - Any with no monthly charge?

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:03 am
by jonnyb
Thanks a lot ... which one did you use?

Re: VPN options - Any with no monthly charge?

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:26 pm
by WillBoxOwO
I chose the "freevpn.co.uk" one, but I think any should do.

Re: VPN options - Any with no monthly charge?

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:44 am
by jonnyb
Hi,
Thanks.
I've been going through some instructions on how to set up this and I'm stuck on something that shouldn't really be a problem. I'm following these instructions:

https://brianhornsby.com/blog/#how-to-s ... vpn-client

I'm doing the OpenELEC options.

I'm stuck on step 5 as I don't have a program that opens a .ovpn file that displays it in the same way that the instructions show. Notepad++ opens it but it's not the same. Any ideas?

Also ... I live in the UK ... I guess choosing a US State location is as good as anywhere.

Thanks for any help you can give me.

Re: VPN options - Any with no monthly charge?

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:55 pm
by WillBoxOwO
jonnyb wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:44 am
I'm stuck on step 5 as I don't have a program that opens a .ovpn file that displays it in the same way that the instructions show. Notepad++ opens it but it's not the same. Any ideas?
Im really not familliar with OpenELEC. Are you shure you really cant access a raspbian type terminal? I can confirm that the instructions in the link you posted works just fine. (The first option)

Just as reference for others, heres how to start and stop a session:

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sudo openvpn <config name>.ovpn
Once you got a message saying "connected" or equivalent, you can close the terminal. The process will run in background.

To stop the session:

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sudo killall openvpn

Re: VPN options - Any with no monthly charge?

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:49 am
by jonnyb
Ok .. thanks

What software do you use to edit ovpn files?