Ubuntu Setup Guide

So you ditched Windows for Linux? Great, here is how you setup Windscribe on it.

This guide is for Ubuntu, but other linux distros should work in a similar way.

Step 1

Get OpenVPN Config file and credentials (requires a pro account). You will also need the CA Cert and TLS Auth Key.

Step 2

Run the following commands in Terminal:

sudo apt-get install network-manager-vpnc

sudo apt-get install openvpn network-manager-openvpn network-manager-openvpn-gnome

sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

To run OpenVPN via command line, use the command below, otherwise continue:

sudo openvpn --config /path/to/downloaded/config.ovpn

Step 3

Go to the top network menu -> VPN Connections - > Configure VPN

Step 4

Click "Add"

Step 5

From the dropdown menu, choose "Import a saved VPN configuration"

Step 6

Select the .ovpn config file you downloaded in Step 1

Step 7

Your screen should now look like this.

Step 8

Change "Authentication Type" to "Password"

Enter your username and password from Step 1. This username and password will NOT be the same as your Windscribe login.

If you are using Ubuntu 16.04, skip to Step 11, otherwise continue below.

Step 9

Set the "CA Certificate" to ca.crt you downloaded in Step 1

Step 10

Click "Advanced" and go to "TLS Authentication" tab

Check the "Verify peer (server) certificate usage signature" box and set the drop down menu to "Server".

Check the "Use additional TLS authentication" box and input ta.key you downloaded in Step 1. Key direction should be set to "1".

Hit OK and Save.

Step 11

Go to the top network menu -> VPN Connections and choose the profile you just created.