How to set up a VPN for Linux Mint
Make sure you disable IPv6 before following the steps below.
. Download the config files from
. Unpack the tar archive either from the GUI tar app or via the terminal.
In our example we've used the terminal:
- navigate to Downloads folder: cd Downloads
- list the files: ls
- find the tar archive and run the unpack (example 5641_linux.tar.gz, the number will be different in your case): tar -zxvf ####_linux.tar.gz
. Add a new VPN connection.
Click on network connection icon in the taskbar, select VPN and then click on Configure VPN.
. In the Network Connection window click on Add
. Choose the following option for Connection Type from the drop-down:
"Import a saved VPN configuration". Then click Create.
. Browse to your Downloads folder and select the config file of the server location you want to connect to (location is given in the config file name).
. After importing the file do the following in the VPN Tab
: Leave the Gateway as it is and write down the port number, in this case, is 1194;
- Input the Username: you ibVPN registered email address;
- Input the Password: your VPN password, you can check it in the Client Area;
- Click on Advanced;
. Click on the Security Tab
.Next, leave the Cipher to AES-256-CBC and change the HMAC Authentication to SHA-512. Click OK and then Save.
. In order to connect you need to open the network connection widget.
Go to VPN Connections and click on the recently added VPN connection.