Archive for the ‘OPENVPN’ Category

Best VPN for XBMC / Streaming my findings (October 2014)

October 11, 2014 Leave a comment

I started this week looking at VPN services and there’s plenty to choose from but not all offer P2P usage

I started with Cactus VPN great customer service and really helpful but they block P2P usage (the trial it worked fine) they had no issue refunding me my months payment (30 days no quibble refund)

So the next trial is HIDEVPN visit there website 24hrs with no credit card required !!!! always good using it as I type (speed)

HIDVPN speed down but is the service ?


Blog tidy up soon adding bits as I test new stuff daily mainly XBMC

October 7, 2014 Leave a comment

How if available to add VPN setup to XBMCBuntu – looks like it can’t be done yet which is a shame

I used this askubuntu netwoking question HERE


the main criteria is to be safe using your P2P service and keep your download speeds that the ISP’S slow down at times

Cactus VPN – try the 24hr free trial (easy set up)

October 5, 2014 Leave a comment

Scanned about they seem reliable and cheap – they have a no credit card sign up NO RISK and easy to set up

there guide is here 

When you sign up they send you the info for servers and username password etc but not until, reviews say good for P2P $4 odd so cheap even better

openvpn available and again easy to set up

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VPN setup Ubuntu 14.04 HOW (important as google is hard to get the answer)

October 5, 2014 Leave a comment

Searching more searching finally found a guide on how to use OPENVPN in ubuntu

  1. Open a Terminal, and run: sudo apt-get install openvpn network-manager-openvpn network-manager-openvpn-gnome. This will prompt for both your password, and a Y/n answer, please provide it with your password, and Y
  2. Once installed, open System Settings, then Network
  3. Press the + symbol to add a new connection, and select the VPN Interface, then press Create
  4. Choose OpenVPN as your VPN Connection Type, and press Create
  5. The following will walk you though all configuration steps needed for the PIA VPN.
    1. Gateway: Select one of the Hostnames provided on the NETWORK PAGE
    2. Authentication
      1. Type: Password
      2. Username: The username provided with the PIA account
      3. Password: The password provided with the PIA account
      4. CA Certificate: Downloaded this ZIP FILE and extract the ca.crt file to somewhere it won’t be deleted. We suggest your Home folder. If you extract this to your home folder, when searching for it, please click on your username on the left side, which will take you right to the home folder, then select the ca.crt file from the options on the right.
    3. Advanced: Under the general tab, check the Use LZO data compression
    4. IPv4 Settings:
      1. Method: Automatic (VPN) Addresses Only
  6. Press Save. If you chose to have your password saved it may ask for you to verify your password to open your keyring.

The original webpage is HERE as always I’m just sharing the info I’ve found to be useful and used myself as a guide

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