Set up Raspberry Pi as a VPN server: OpenVPN tutorial

The security of public internet access often leaves something to be desired. If you want to move around safely on the internet using your own VPN (“Virtual Private Network”) is a great way to do just that. By creating a personal VPN server, you also have access to the local home network via any internet connection.

To set up your own virtual, private network, you need a computer system that can function as its server. For this Raspberry Pi is a cost-effective option. You can make your own VPN server on Raspberry Pi using the free VPN server software OpenVPN, which is available to download online.

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NordVPN Auto-Connect when Raspberry Pi Boots

This is a quick tutorial on how to start an OpenVPN connection when your Raspberry Pi system boots.

Do you need a VPN for Linux?

If you’re a Linux user, you’re probably aware that Linux is one of the most secure OS out there. It has a small but dedicated user base, it exists across multiple different distributions, it limits user admin privileges, and the open-sourced code is scoured by hawk-eyed developers looking for vulnerabilities to patch up. All of that is true, but that doesn’t mean a VPN isn’t still a vital tool for Linux users.

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VPN Server: Build Your Own Virtual Private Network

In this tutorial, I will be going through the steps on how to setup a Raspberry Pi VPN server using the OpenVPN software. I will also go into setting up various things you must do to ensure that your connection is as secure as possible by setting up encryption keys.

This can be a bit of a long process, but it is a relatively simple tutorial to follow, and shouldn’t require any extra interaction once it has been configured.

Using a Raspberry Pi is a cheap way of setting up a virtual private network (VPN) that can stay online 24/7 without consuming a large amount of power. It’s small and powerful enough to handle a few connections at a time making it great for private use at home.

VPN’s are an incredibly useful network tool that can allow you to gain access to encrypted and secure internet traffic even when you are utilizing public Wi-Fi.Read More

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