dukelukem
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Private Internet Access VPN

Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:27 pm

Hey Lads & Ladies,

was just setting up PIA VPN, and ran into some issues, there was a small discussion about it months ago, but a little bit outdated,

from a fresh install to get it working, firstly update openVPN from software center,

then follow these instructions as discussed at the PIA forums

Make a directory and download the crt and pem files
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In Terminal - Make a directory to store the setup files
mkdir ~/OpenVPN-setup-PIA
- then press [enter]

Move into that directory
cd ~/OpenVPN-setup-PIA
- then press [enter]

Download the openvpn.zip from privateinternetaccess.com with...
wget http://www.privateinternetaccess.com/op ... penvpn.zip
- then press [enter]

Extract the files from the zip with...
unzip openvpn.zip
- then press [enter]

You can now exit the terminal with...
exit
- then press [enter]

Import the PIA OpenVPN config file
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- Right click the Network Manager on the menu bar
- and click "Edit Connections..."
- then click "Add"
- choose "Import a saved VPN configuration..." for the connection type from the drop down menu
- then click "Create..."
- double click to go into "OpenVPN-setup-PIA" folder
- choose which server you would like to setup and connect to
- then click "Open"
- Remove only the ":1198" from the "Gateway:" ( if present ) as only the domain name should be in this box
- for the "User name:" type in your "p1234567" username
- for the "Password:" type in the password that goes with your "p-xxxxx" username
- Then click "Advanced..."
- Check "Use custom gateway port:" and set it to "1198"
- Click on the "Security" tab
- Set the "Cipher:" to "AES-128-CBC"
- Set the "HMAC Authentication:" to "SHA-1"
- Click "OK"
- Click "Save"
Reboot the computer now! (optional but recommended )

Now connect to the VPN
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- Now Left click the Network Manager on the menu bar
- click "VPN Connections"
- click Ex. "Mexico" {This will be the name of the server you chose to setup}
- wait for it to connect

- Test by opening your Internet browser and going to...
https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/p ... ats-my-ip/
https://ipleak.net/

Original Source Post https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/f ... int-debian

hope this helps someone save time not bashing their head against the wall,

also if you installed the PIA linux app you can remove it by running rm -rf ~/.pia_manager/ in the terminal and rebooting.

Loving Solus keep up the great work team
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Pechente
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Re: Private Internet Access VPN

Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:58 pm

I really need to try this. Thanks a lot! I just couldn't get it to work before. Neither with the app, nor openvpn config.

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JamesH
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Re: Private Internet Access VPN

Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:31 pm

Thanks dukelukem. This works beautifully.
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aidenxy
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Re: Private Internet Access VPN

Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:12 am

Thank you SO much for this.

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Adam.
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Re: Private Internet Access VPN

Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:06 am

The network manager window closed when I clicked advanced. Help please :(

aidenxy
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Re: Private Internet Access VPN

Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:30 pm

Adam. wrote:
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:06 am
The network manager window closed when I clicked advanced. Help please :(
I am now getting the same issue. Maybe a recent package upgrade did it?

sunnyflunk
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Re: Private Internet Access VPN

Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:34 am

This appears to solve the issue in unstable for next sync https://git.solus-project.com/packages/ ... 8645075ebc

badriance
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Re: Private Internet Access VPN

Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:26 am

thanks! works for me!

revrww
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Re: Private Internet Access VPN

Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:36 pm

Thanks you so much. I've been very frustrated with the process on non-Ubuntu distros. I just wish this how to section was in wiki form on the main webpage. I have been using Arch for a long time, and the documentation is amazing, but they dropped the ball on PIA. You did a great job.

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kyrios
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Re: Private Internet Access VPN

Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:38 pm

revrww wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:36 pm
Thanks you so much. I've been very frustrated with the process on non-Ubuntu distros. I just wish this how to section was in wiki form on the main webpage.
Up to you to make your wish a reality and avoid frustration to other users ===> https://solus-project.com/articles/cont ... umentation :D

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