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Manual OpenVPN Setup on Open Elec

Updated on: 2017-09-19 14:57:34 UTC

Introduction

SaferVPN on Open Elec immediately protects your internet privacy and security while giving you full internet freedom and instant access to content streaming.

To set up openVPN on Open Elec, follow the step by step guide detailed below:

Note: OpenELEC doesn’t offer any option to change the OpenVPN port and works on default OpenVPN port 1194.

In order to configure OpenVPN on OpenELEC you need to modify .ovpn file and use WinSCP.

Before you begin, please make sure that:

  • You have a working internet connection
  • OpenELEC device
  • A SaferVPN account 

Configuration Steps

  1. First download the following:

    Download WinSCP
    Download OpenVPN files

  2. Now create a new text file txt on your dekstop and insert SaferVPN Username and password. Username in first line and password in second line.

    openlec_1.jpg

  3. Now open downloaded OpenVPN File and edit the following lines.

    "auth-user-pass" to "auth-user-pass /storage/.kodi/addons/service.vpn.manager/SaferVPN/pass.txtca /storage/.kodi/addons/service.vpn.manager/SaferVPN/ca.crt"

    Your OVPN files should look like this, save it.

    2017-09-18_154513.jpg

  4. Start WinSCP and transfer ca.crt, OVPNFILE and Pass.txt to .config folder

    Default Username is “root’ and Password is “openelec”
  5. Start WinSCP Open Terminal from commands menu or press Ctrl+T

    Insert below command: (replace Your-OVPN-Filename.ovpn with the .ovpn file you use)
    openvpn /storage/.config/Your-OVPN-Filename.ovpn

    Click Execute and wait for few seconds and you will be connected.

    You may verify your IP by using following command:
    curl ifconfig.me

 Need help installing our VPN on your device? Check out our: VPN for WindowsVPN for MACVPN for iOSVPN for AndroidVPN Router, and our VPN Chrome Extension.


 

 

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