VPNs, or Virtual Private Networks, allow users to securely access a private network and share data remotely through public networks. Much like a firewall protects your data on your computer, VPNs protect it online.
The VPNBook is a virtual private network service that uses encrypted connection to mask original IP addresses during online surfing and peer to peer sharing. ZeroPaid listed it as Number 1 on its list of Top Five Free VPN Services, and on the PC Magazine review VPNBook received four out of five stars and it was depicted as having "decent performance".
This service is optimized for fast web surfing , no p2p downloading.
1. Download one of the VPNBook OpenVPN certificate bundles:
2. Unzip the bundle :
3. Install openvpn client using the command:
sudo apt-get install openvpn
After the installation is complete reboot your pc !
Use the following commands to navigate to the extracted vpnbook bundle folder (in this tutorial it is located in the Downloads folder) .
For an easy configuration the folder has been renamed from VPNBook.com-OpenVPN-US1 to vpnbook:
The username will always be vpnbook in this case . The password can be located here (the password changes every other day for security reasons).
If the connection is succesfull you will see something like this in your terminal :
The terminal must be kept open during the use of the openvpn client !
4. Your public IP address is now changed to VPNBook server IP :