Installing vpn

I know, but I am trying to bypass my geolocation for my Apple TV.

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You could use the WireGuard protocol your VPN speeds would be faster and it's a newer protocol! NordLynx

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Oeh! Sounds interesting, is the setup also the same as a regular vpn setup?

As a NordVPN user myself I can confirm WireGuard works fine. See here for guide:

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I think you only need to install this package:


as that pulls in the necessary dependencies.

Do you have access to another Linux box or can you set up Ubuntu on Windows? You need to use that to get credentials.

It's a bit fiddly but we can help you to get it to work.

And worth it because WireGuard eats up less CPU cycles.

The configuration is easier, and based on interfaces

opkg update
opkg install luci-app-wireguard

and reboot your router, after
Network > Interfaces > Add new interface {choose WIreGuard protocol}

see this

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As in a VM?

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Agreed but with NordVPN you need to get WireGuard credentials since they don't give them out. They don't officially support WireGuard (they use their propriety nordlynx) but you can get the credentials as described in that link and it works fine. I've used for business and personal use for over a year now.

WSL2. It's much like a VM but more completely integral with Windows.

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That's what I used. Worked perfectly.

So @MennoEmmerik if you just click start then type Ubuntu in Windows you can install that / set it up and then follow the instructions in that link above to get the WireGuard credentials. You can then enter those in LuCi and it will all just work.

Don't be tempted to be autistic about getting a server name that's a nice round number like 1800 because lots of individuals will do that - just let it send you one of the random ones and use that because you don't want ones that are popular.

okay now it is getting a little tricky for me. Because I do now have a vpn running, and I also do have an USB wifi antenna and it works. But how do I get the vpn to the antenna? Because now I don't have an internet connection from the antenna but I still can ping through the terminal to google.

Hmm that's tricky to parse for me.

I will keep this in mind anyway thanks @Lynx :+1:

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No I am using a USB wifi adapter, this one:

The video at the top of this topic I am following.

Let me see if I got it right!

You don't have a USB WIFI connection?

Hmm so WiFi encryption and encryption between router and internet are different. Right now you have presumably set up encryption between router and NordVPN server and your WiFi will be encrypted owing to the WiFi protocol you have chosen.

BTW the advice above really was right to shift you onto WireGuard since it's the cool new VPN tech whereas OpenVPN is like today's Windows 95. OK well probably there is a lot more to it than that but that's how it is in my mind anyway.

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My laptop is connected through an ethernet cable to my raspberry pi.

And I am wirelessly connected to the USB wifi adapter (which is in my raspberry pi) with my phone. And my goal of this is the video at the top of this topic.

And I agree, but I was just following the video. And I will give it a look to use WireGuard.

You switch to WireGuard all these problems will go away

OpenVPN is a very old and problematic protocol