VyprVPN – It does work with Linux

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After I published my VyprVPN review, I was contacted by Jim Crooks from VyprVPN, and he informed me that VyprVPN can in fact work on Linux (Yeepee!). So let’s see how it works on Ubuntu 14.04 (Desktop).

You can install VyprVPN on Linux with either PPTP or OpenVPN protocols (link to the support page). I installed OpenVPN (Instruction page). The first step is to install the protocol with the sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn command. Then you need to restart the service with the sudo restart network-manager command.
Before you can setup the VPN connection and edit the settings, you’ll need to download the Golden Frog certificate, with the sudo wget -O /etc/openvpn/ca.vyprvpn.com.crt https://www.goldenfrog.com/downloads/ca.vyprvpn.com.crt command.

After that you need to create a new VPN connection, change the type to password and enter you credentials. The tricky part is to select the right (or “best”) VPN server. Unlike the windows and mobile versions, you can’t ping the servers to find out which is the fastest. So I did a manual ping check to a few servers in the list and selected the 3 fastest servers. Then I checked the randomized server option in the VPN setup so it will connect randomly to any of the three.
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I also did a few speed tests and didn’t notice any change from the windows version, all worked relatively fast (the first picture is without the VPN connection).

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Pros:
Easy installation (only takes about 4-5 minutes to set it up).
You can randomize the VPN server (if you’re using the OpenVPN protocol).
Cons:
You can’t ping the servers on the list to learn which is the fastest.

I would like to apologize to Golden Frog for saying that it didn’t work on Linux. I’ve suggested to Jim to make the Linux option (or guides) more visible in the control panel. As you can see in the screen shot it’s not easy to find.

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Author

Yaniv Norman

Help Desk Technician

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  1. Rune June 16, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    They only support 14.04LTS – just asked for support on 15.04 and they answered that it is not supported.

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