Installing OpenVPN + PIA on Linux

This set-up should work on any version of Linux, provided you replace the package manager commands (apt-get, etc.) with ones appropriate for your distribution (such as yum/dnf):

sudo apt-get install openvpn
cd /etc/openvpn
sudo wget https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/openvpn/openvpn.zip
sudo unzip openvpn.zip
ls -l
sudo openvpn 'config-filename-goes-here.ovpn'

    (e.g. sudo openvpn 'US East.ovpn')

Some networks are configured to be more restrictive than others, which can sometimes interfere with VPN connections. In the event the default files do not work, please try redoing the config file portion of the OpenVPN install and replace the https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/openvpn/openvpn.zip file with one of the URLs listed below; please try each set until one of them works:

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/openvpn/openvpn-ip.zip
https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/openvpn/openvpn-ip-lport.zip
https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/openvpn/openvpn-tcp.zip
https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/openvpn/openvpn-ip-tcp.zip

 


 

More in-depth information for Debian-based Linux distros (including Linux Mint, Ubuntu and others) has been contributed by one of our community members on our forums.

General Disclaimer: Please note that this guide and none of the linked sites or files are directly supported or endorsed in any way by Private Internet Access. Use of this guide would be at your sole discretion and liability.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/forum/discussion/18003/openvpn-step-by-step-setups-for-various-debian-based-linux-oss-with-videos-ubuntu-mint-debian/p1

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