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Can't connect VPN
« on: July 03, 2022, 09:21:48 AM »
 

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Hello I have just cclean installed Linuxelite on an elderly Windows 7 laptop (4 GB, complete wipe). I have added an Open VPN connection, followed the operators instructions completely, but can' t get it to connect. So I then  set it up exactly the same as it is configured on my main machine (Ubuntu 20.4) where it works fine. But for some reason I constantly get a connection failed error. I have tried re-installing, in cse of typing errors, but no joy. Any ideas of what else I can try?
 

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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2022, 06:20:47 AM »
 

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Who is the provider of the VPN? Where are the instructions that you used?

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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2022, 11:35:46 AM »
 

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Hello, the provider is smartdnsproxy.com, which I have been using on Ubuntu for several years.
The installation instructions are here
https://support.smartdnsproxy.com/article/166-vpn-setup-for-ubuntu-openvpn-protocol
 

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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2022, 02:59:24 AM »
 

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Do you use the VPN full-time? If so, doing it via your Router would be much better.
 

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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2022, 06:08:24 AM »
 

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I coudld invest in  a new router, but it seems a bit OTT.
In any case, I' d like to figure out why it won' t work with Linuxlite even though I' ve got it working on Ubuntu and Windows computers without any trouble.
 

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Windows is Windows, it does things much differently. Ubuntu is similar to LL, we have the same 'genes' but we are still vastly different OS's. It may be a question of packages or newer software that is the difference. There are many things that we do, that Ubuntu doesn't do, and vice versa.
 

 

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