Installing Hide My IP on Linux | Hide My IP Support

Installing Hide My IP on Linux

To install Hide My IP for Linux  systems, you may follow the steps below:

Note: These instructions are created based on Ubuntu (Debian) system and the setup principle should apply for most Linux systems.

Download OpenVPN configuration.

Go to this LINK, enter your email address and click on Get My VPN.



Click on the VPN location that you want to connect to. (scroll down to see more locations)



Once you've chosen your location, you will get the message below.



In the next few minutes, you will be getting an email from us. We will provide you with your VPN connection credentials and the VPN configuration file which you will need to save on your computer. See example as per below:




SETTING UP OpenVPN

1. Please launch Terminal which you can access via Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal



2. Run the following command below in the Terminal screen to install all the OpenVPN dependencies. You may need to enter your computer's password to gain root access.
 
sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn-gnome



Note: If the above command doesn’t work, run the commands below to update your system before running the commands above again.
 
sudo add-apt-repository universe
 
sudo apt-get update
 
3. You will be prompted: Do you want to continue? [Y/n]. Type Y and hit Enter. Once the installation is complete, restart Network Manager by typing the command below in the Terminal:
 
sudo service network-manager restart

 
4. If you haven't, please Save the vpnconfig.ovpn file which you've received from us via email.
 
5. Head back to your Desktop screen and click on the Network Manager icon in the top right-hand corner and click on the Settings / Edit Connections icon.

 
6. At the Settings screen, click on Network. At the VPN section on the right, click on the Plus (+) icon on the right.



7. Next, click Import from file.



8. Now, select the VPN configuration file (vpnconfig.ovpn) that you’ve saved earlier and click on Open. (By default, the file will be saved in the Downloads folder)

 
9. Enter the username and password that you've received from us (copy and paste it) and click on ADD at the top right.

Note: Just leave the other options as default.

 
10. To connect to the VPN, select the Network Manager icon again. Expand the VPN list and click on Connect.

 
11. The Network Manager icon will animate for a while before showing a little padlock icon on it to indicate that the VPN is now connected.
 
12. If you run curl ipinfo.io it will show the VPN server address.

 
If you having any problems connecting, open another Terminal and run the command below and send us the output. (Copy/Paste the content and send us an email)

tail -f /var/log/syslog

Note
: The location of the network connection log might be  different depending on your Linux distribution and version, check your distribution manual for more details