Set up OpenVPN on Chromebook / Chrome OS / Chromium OS
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How to Set up OpenVPN on Chromebook, Chrome OS or Chromium OS

This tutorial explains how to set up OpenVPN on Chromebook/ Chrome OS/ Chromium OS. Follow step-by-step to set up a Chrome OS VPN using the OpenVPN protocol.

  • We used the FastestVPN for this tutorial. While you can use any VPN service which offers the OpenVPN protocol.
  • Step 1: Download the OpenVPN configuration files (ovpn files) which will be provided by your VPN service provider.

    Step 2: Open Chrome and press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to go to the console mode and then:

  • Type in: shell
  • Type in: sudo stop shill
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    Step 3: Type and enter: sudo start shill BLACKLISTED_DEVICES=tun0

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    Step 4: Now access the folder where you saved the config files in Step 1. For example they are in my Downloads folder. For that, type in:

  • cd ~/Downloads
  • If the config files are in a zip folder, then first unzip them by typing in: unzip ovpn

    Replace "ovpn" with your config's zip folder name. If the config files are not in a zip folder then move to the next step.

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    Step 5: Now access your unzipped config folder by typing in: cd ovpn

    Replace ovpn with your unzipped config folder name.

    Enter ls to list all the config files in the folder if there are multiple

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    Step 6: Run the OpenVPN command now and select your desired VPN server which you want to connect to.

    For that, type in: sudo openvpn (your desired VPN server name)
    For example I entered sudo openvpn US-Miami-UDP.ovpn. Here you'll replace "US-Miami-UDP" with your OpenVPN config file name.

    Step 7: It will ask for your VPN username and then password respectively. Enter the username and then password provided by your VPN service provider

    Step 8: Once the "Initialization Sequence Completed" appears, that means your VPN on Chromebook/ Chrome OS has been connected.

    Disconnect VPN on Chromebook

    When you need to disconnect VPN on Chrome book. press Ctrl+C on the terminal.


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  • By following the steps given above, you can set up an OpenVPN on Chromebook / Chrome OS VPN or Chromium OS. Besides, if you're looking for additional support or have any questions related to setting up the Chrome OS VPN using the OpenVPN or other protocols, , please Contact us for your questions, queries, feedback, or suggestions.

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