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Easyest VPN to install on Peppermint linux
« on: January 17, 2020, 02:29:24 am »
I'm new to Peppermint and Linux, having trouble getting a VPN installed, is there a VPN company that has a torrent friendly easy to install GUI?..

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Re: Easyest VPN to install on Peppermint linux
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2020, 04:07:16 am »
I'm new to Peppermint and Linux, having trouble getting a VPN installed, is there a VPN company that has a torrent friendly easy to install GUI?..

Hi DavidJohn, how's it going  ;)?  Welcome aboard the good ship Peppermint  ;).  I don't know of any VPN providers that have a Linux GUI client. 

I'm using the free ProtonVPN service.  It's excellent too  ;).  This is provided by the encrypted email service, ProtonMail.  They're base at CERN in Switzerland.  They have a command line client that's dead easy to install and configure.  You simply download the version for: On Debian / Ubuntu / Linux Mint and other derivatives.  They provide a full tutorial on how to install it and set it up.  It's all copying and pasting and few edits.  I've had an email account there for years.  I think new ProtonVPN users receive a free encrypted email account too  ;).  Apart from the free account, they've also three levels of subscription ProtonVPNs.   It really is super simple to setup.  You end up with two commands to use in the terminal.  One to start the VPN and one to stop the VPN.  To start it:
Code: [Select]
sudp ipsec up {The Name You Gave To Your Connection}
To stop it:
Code: [Select]
sudp ipsec down {The Name You Gave To Your Connection}
The Basic 4 Euros/month plan is bit torrent friendly too.   According to the development team, creating a GUI Client is a high priority for 2020.  You can check it out here: ProtonVPN and the tutorial here: Linux IKEv2 ProtonVPN tutorial
.  Of course if you decide to use their service and need help, don't hesitate to ask us.  It's why we're here  :)
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Re: Easyest VPN to install on Peppermint linux
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2020, 05:17:04 am »
Hi

Private Internet Access have a Linux GUI. I currently have it installed in Peppermint and on my phone. I have a 3yr subscription with them too.

I am happy with the way the service works.

VPN's are a very personal choice.

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Re: Easyest VPN to install on Peppermint linux
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2020, 09:46:16 am »
Hi

Private Internet Access have a Linux GUI. I currently have it installed in Peppermint and on my phone. I have a 3yr subscription with them too.

I am happy with the way the service works.

VPN's are a very personal choice.

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That's a new one to me.  It's good to know  ;).
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Re: Easyest VPN to install on Peppermint linux
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2020, 11:07:07 am »
I have been using Torguard and have found them to be a very good company to deal with..relatively easy installs. I have it mounted on Windows 10, Windows 8.1  , Cell phones on Peppermint 10 and Linux Mint 18.3. I have had issues recently on my Linux machines but have Torguard working on it even though l think the issue is with the ITV Television in the UK as l still receive BBC Programing with no issues. Missing my Coronation Street Soaps on Linux. ::) ::)

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Re: Easyest VPN to install on Peppermint linux
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2020, 04:52:29 am »
Hello I'm new to the community & I do not know where or how to post my question other then "replying" on this topic.

I'm completely new to Linux & just did a fresh install of the light weight Peppermint distro on my old laptop.

I am a subscriber to IPvanish VPN service (3  year subscription)...the only problem is the IPvanish software doesn't seem to be supported by Peppermint Linux OS.

An easy fix to this issue would be to switch to Lubuntu OS which supposedly supports the IPvanish software - but I have tried Lubuntu OS (from live CD) & didn't like it anywhere near as much as Peppermint.

I'm wondering if there is some kind of work-around in order to get the IPvanish software to work on Peppermint?

I am as new as they come to Linux - otherwise i'd try to figure this out all on my own.

At this point I'm just trying to get used to the Linux layout & how everything differs from the main stream Windows OS environment. I just started a 7hr youtube video course "The Complete Linux Course: Beginner to Power User".

Anyhow...any help on the problem posted above would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

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Re: Easyest VPN to install on Peppermint linux
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2020, 02:26:36 pm »
Technically, this is not a #teampeppermint support request. From IPVanish's website it appears to be primarily supporting Windows, iOS and Mac. However Debian and Linux Mint are mentioned in their support forums. You might best follow the instructions here

https://support.ipvanish.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001738513-How-to-Configure-OpenVPN-in-Linux-Mint-

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Re: Easyest VPN to install on Peppermint linux
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2020, 12:44:30 pm »
I'm new to Peppermint and Linux, having trouble getting a VPN installed, is there a VPN company that has a torrent friendly easy to install GUI?..

Hi DavidJohn, how's it going  ;)?  Welcome aboard the good ship Peppermint  ;).  I don't know of any VPN providers that have a Linux GUI client. 

I'm using the free ProtonVPN service.  It's excellent too  ;).  This is provided by the encrypted email service, ProtonMail.  They're base at CERN in Switzerland.  They have a command line client that's dead easy to install and configure.  You simply download the version for: On Debian / Ubuntu / Linux Mint and other derivatives.  They provide a full tutorial on how to install it and set it up.  It's all copying and pasting and few edits.  I've had an email account there for years.  I think new ProtonVPN users receive a free encrypted email account too  ;).  Apart from the free account, they've also three levels of subscription ProtonVPNs.   It really is super simple to setup.  You end up with two commands to use in the terminal.  One to start the VPN and one to stop the VPN.  To start it:
Code: [Select]
sudp ipsec up {The Name You Gave To Your Connection}
To stop it:
Code: [Select]
sudp ipsec down {The Name You Gave To Your Connection}
The Basic 4 Euros/month plan is bit torrent friendly too.   According to the development team, creating a GUI Client is a high priority for 2020.  You can check it out here: ProtonVPN and the tutorial here: Linux IKEv2 ProtonVPN tutorial
.  Of course if you decide to use their service and need help, don't hesitate to ask us.  It's why we're here  :).
Thank you very much for the help.