Setting up your Linux Mint computer to connect to My Private Network’s VPN should take just a few minutes using our OpenVPN application. Our app connects to the VPN via the SSL protocol. Please note that your Linux Mint computer needs to be connected to the Internet and able to browse the web before moving on with the instructions below. The steps below are for Linux Mint 19 Tara (Cinnamon) but the steps should apply to most Gnome 3 based Linux systems.

If you’re using Linux Mint 18 Sarah, you’ll need to follow the Ubuntu (Unity) SSL OpenVPN Setup instead since it’s based on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial)

Using a different version of Linux? Select your correct Linux distro for the SSL OpenVPN setup below:
 
Linux Ubuntu OpenVPN Setup
Linux Fedora OpenVPN Setup

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Check Internet Connectivity

 

Make sure your system is connected to the internet and that you are able to browse the web. To check your location, please go to our IP Info page.

 
IP Info
 

This shows the IP Address and country that you are currently connecting from, in this example, the user is connecting from Singapore.


Download Configuration File(s)

 

Download the OpenVPN configuration files from the link below. Please choose the appropriate configuration(s) based on your plan. i.e. If you’re subscribed to our U.K plan, you will need to download our MPN_GBR.ovpn configuration file. You can check what file corresponds to which server from our list here.

 

Note: If you wish to use our Free service, the configuration file that you need to use is MPN_FRE.ovpn and your connection will be rotated between different countries we have in our Free VPN cluster.

 

OpenVPN Configuration file(s) Download

 

 

Note: You may need to right click on the link(s) and choose Save Link As to save the file(s) on your system.


Installing Configuration File(s)

 

Head back to your desktop and select the Network Manager icon in the bottom right hand corner and choose Network Settings.

 

 

 At the Network options, Click the + (Plus) button to create a VPN connection.

 

 
Select Import from file.
 

 
Now, select the VPN configuration file(s) that you’ve downloaded earlier and click on Open. In this example, I’ve downloaded our MPN GBR file.
 


Enter your VPN Username and Password

 
You are now required to enter your VPN username and Password.
 

 
Once you’ve entered them, please click on Add.


Enabling VPN Connection

 

Now start the VPN connection by clicking on the Network Manager icon again, and click on the VPN Connections slider to connect.

 

 

After a few moments. the VPN Connection slider should be turned on, indicating that the VPN is now connected. You will also get a pop up message saying the VPN connection has been successfully established.

 


Check your IP Address

 

If you now check your IP address again from the IP Info page, your location should show that you are now in the U.K (or which ever country you have connected to).

 
IP sample UK
 

Note: the server IP address and country name will vary depending on the server or country you are connected to.

 

That’s it! You are now connected. All your internet traffic will now be transmitted securely via our VPN servers through the country you had configured.


Any Problems?

 
Unfortunately it doesn’t always go to plan! If you have any problems or can’t get connected, first please reboot your system and see if that resolves the problem.
 

Failing that, please type this command into your Terminal and run the VPN to gather your connection log:

 

tail -f /var/log/syslog

 
Take a screenshot of the connection log and email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible to assist you.