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Old 09-01-2015, 08:07 PM   #1
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VPN installation problem

I am a complete newbie. I have ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop. Am trying to install HideMe VPN (paid version). Can't get past stage 6 of install wizard. It asks me to export the config. file, but doesn't tell me where or how to export it. Any ideas gratefully accepted!
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Since this is a paid product, the vendor would likely be the best source of support. Personally, I've never heard of this one.

I'm curious. There are many free and open source VPN products, such as OpenVPN, which are quite secure. Why this one?
Old 09-01-2015, 11:56 PM   #3
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I tried the vendor, but am unable to make them understand how unix illiterate I am! I chose this one because the free ones (as far as I know)only permit a small amount of download , about 2gig.and this one has mostly favourable reviews.
Old 09-02-2015, 06:30 AM   #4
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Hide My Ass uses OpenVpn. They make you pay for the server connection.
The .config files are used by OpenVpn and you probably have to import it into the Network Manager's VPN GUI.
But from my experience Network Manager isnt very good with OpenVPN connections, using the "Manual way" is working really well. But for that you have to understand how OpenVPN works via the command line using text config files.

BTW why do you need a VPN to reach the internet? If its for security/obscurity, it isnt that secure as you might think. The other end that you dont control (HMA) can log your connections and potentially can reveal your real IP address to a third party. And some ISPs throttle unknown unencrypted traffic so inadvertedly might slow your internet access (which is already slower because of the tunneling).
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:08 AM   #5
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Thanks for the advice. I have given up trying to make it work on ubuntu, but got it running 1st try on Win 8.1 !!! I will have a look at Hide My Ass.


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