Before you begin …

  • Create a VPNReactor Account.
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Let Start!

    1. Go to ‘Application’ > ‘Accessories’ > select ‘Terminal’.


    2. Install network-manager-openvpn by entering:
    sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn


    3. You will be prompted: “Do you want to continue? Y/n” Type Y and hit Enter.


    4. Once installation is complete, restart Network Manager by typing:
    sudo restart network-manager

    5. Now, download the VPNReactor Certificate Authority (CA) certificate, type (all one command, ignore line breaks):

    sudo wget -O /etc/openvpn/ca.vpnreactor.crt

    6. Click on the Network Manager icon > VPN Connections > then choose Configure VPN


    7. Network Connections window will appear with the VPN tab, click Add.


    8. Choose a VPN Connection Type window will open. Select OpenVPN in the drop-down menu and click Create…

    9. In the Editing VPN connection window, configure as follows:

    • Connection name: VPNReactor-OpenVPN
    • linux_openvpn_7

    • Gateway: (Enter any of VPNReactor server addresses)
    • Type: select Password
    • User name: (Your VPNReactor Username)
    • Password: (Your VPNReactor Password)
    • CA Certificate: Browse and select /etc/openvpn/ca.vpnreactor.crt

    Then click ‘Advanced’.

    10. Under General tab, check the box next to Use LZO data compression.

    11. Click OK, then click Apply.

    To Connect

    1. Click on the Network Manager icon in the panel bar.

    2. Click on VPN Connections.

    3. Select VPNReactor-OpenVPN.

    4. The Network Manager icon will begin spinning. You may be prompted to enter a password. If so, this is your system account keychain password NOT your VPNReactor password.

    5. Once connected, the Network Manager icon will have a lock next to it indicating you are browsing securely with VPNReactor.

    HOORAY! You are now connected and enjoy being anonymous online. To verify that your VPN is working, you can visit and must show that YOUR IP ADDRESS IS SECURED.


    For questions, contact VPNReactor Support. We are glad to serve you!