OpenVPN Linux

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Red Hat, Fedora, SuSE, CentOS Instructions

1. Open the Terminal as administrator.
2. Type: yum install openvpn
3. Download BTGuard certificate (CA) by typing: wget -O /etc/openvpn/btguard.ca.crt http://btguard.com/btguard.ca.crt
4. Download BTGuard OpenVPN configuration by typing: wget -O /etc/openvpn/btguard.conf http://btguard.com/btguard.conf

Optional: To manually select your server location, please edit the hostname in btguard.conf. Use ca.vpn.btguard.com for Canada or eu.vpn.btguard.com for Europe or sg.vpn.btguard.com for Singapore.

Setup complete!

How To Connect
1. Open the Terminal as administrator.
2. Type: openvpn /etc/openvpn/btguard.conf
3. Enter your BTGuard username & password.

You are now connected!


Linux/Unix Generic Instructions

1. Download openvpn-x.x.x.tar.gz from OpenVPN.net
2. tar xfz openvpn-x.x.x.tar.gz
3. cd openvpn-x.x.x
4. ./configure
5. make
6. make install
7. Download BTGuard certificate (CA) by typing: wget -O /etc/openvpn/btguard.ca.crt http://btguard.com/btguard.ca.crt
8. Download BTGuard OpenVPN configuration by typing: wget -O /etc/openvpn/btguard.conf http://btguard.com/btguard.conf

Optional: To manually select your server location, please edit the hostname in btguard.conf. Use ca.vpn.btguard.com for Canada or eu.vpn.btguard.com for Europe or sg.vpn.btguard.com for Singapore.

Setup complete!

How To Connect
1. openvpn /etc/openvpn/btguard.conf
3. Enter your BTGuard username & password.

You are now connected!


Ubuntu Directions

1. Open Terminal
2. Type: sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn
3. Press Y to continue.
4. Type: sudo restart network-manager
5. Download BTGuard certificate (CA) by typing: sudo wget -O /etc/openvpn/btguard.ca.crt http://btguard.com/btguard.ca.crt
6. Click on the Network Manager icon, expand VPN Connections, and choose Configure VPN
7. A Network Connections window will appear with the VPN tab open. Click Add.
8. A Choose A VPN Connection Type window will open. Select OpenVPN in the drop-down menu and click Create...
9. In the Editing VPN connection window, enter the following:
Connection name: BTGuard VPN
Gateway: vpn.btguard.com
Optional: To manually select your server location, please use ca.vpn.btguard.com for Canada or eu.vpn.btguard.com for Europe or sg.vpn.btguard.com for Singapore.
Type: select Password
User name:
Password: your_password
CA Certificate: browse and select this file: /etc/openvpn/btguard.ca.crt
10. Click Advanced... near the bottom of the window.
11. Click OK, then click Apply.

Setup complete!

How To Connect
1. Click on the Network Manager icon in the panel bar.
2. Click on VPN Connections
3. Select BTGuard VPN
4. The Network Manager icon will begin spinning. You may be prompted to enter a password. If so, this is your system account keychain password, NOT your BTGuard password.
5. Once connected, the Network Manager icon will have a lock next to it indicating you are browsing securely with BTGuard.