Set up OpenVPN on Linux Mint Using the Terminal Command Line

This tutorial explains how to set up OpenVPN on Linux Mint. Follow step-by-step for the Linux Mint VPN set up using the OpenVPN protocol and Terminal command line interface.

  • 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. Unzip those files in case they are in a zip folder.
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Step 2: Now open the terminal and access the "Downloads" folder or the directory where you saved the downloaded config files as given below.

  • Type in: cd Downloads
  • Type in: cd ovpn_files (replace "ovpn_files" with the folder name where your config files are saved)

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Step 3: Now list the folder items by entering ls so you can view all the available VPN server files if there are multiple.

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Step 4: Run the OpenVPN command now and then select your desired VPN server which you want to connect to.

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

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Step 5: It will ask for your sudo password first. Enter it and then it will ask for your VPN username and password respectively. Enter the username and then password provided by your VPN service provider

Step 6: Once the "Initialization Sequence Completed" appears, that means your OpenVPN on Mint Linux using the terminal command line has been connected.

When you need to disconnect VPN on Mint Linux press Ctrl+C in the terminal

By following the steps given above, you can set up an Open VPN on Linux Mint using the command line interface or Linux Mint terminal. Besides, if you're looking for additional support or have any questions related to the Linux Mint VPN setup, please Contact us for your questions, queries, feedback, or suggestions.

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