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[link] Building A Raspberry Pi VPN

Posted 18 April 2014 - 11:16 AM


A quaint two part series on how to task a raspberry pi into a VPN for your house! A little hardware-ish.. a little programming-ish.. and a little networking-ish..


Free, unencrypted wireless is everywhere, but you shouldn't be checking your bank account on it unless you donít mind somebody else snooping. The solution? A virtual private network, or VPN.

A VPN extends your own private network into public places, so even if youíre using Starbucks' Wi-Fi connection, your Internet browsing stays encrypted and secure.

In a quick search there seems to be alternative paths.

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Re: [link] Building A Raspberry Pi VPN

Posted 02 November 2014 - 03:12 PM

This was a good read, however, I had some problems with it and wasn't able to finish. I got the server setup with no errors but was not able to test it. I want to connect to it with Linux and seem to have run into a bug with the OpenVPN Gnome Network Manager Plugin. I didn't create a password for the client just a certificate and key and the network manager won't let me save the VPN without providing a password. I'll probably test it with a windows or mac computer when I get back home to make sure the server works correctly and then I'll look into an alternative way to connect to a VPN on linux. My travel laptop runs Mint 17.

In the meantime I have been using a free (for the first 100 MBs) VPN service called privatetunnel and it seems to work pretty well so far, atleast until I can get the Pi setup.
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