CyberGhost VPN, now with OpenVPN
You’re using Mac OS X, Linux or smartphone with an internet access and the fact that CyberGhost would not run on those always annoyed you? Well we have just the thing: From now on you can connect to CyberGhost VPN using the native OpenVPN client, and surf anonymously with Linux & Co.
Login to you account, head to account management and click on the “OpenVPN configuration” button, this section contains a download of your personalized login-files which include the configuration file for OpenVPN0 and the certificates. Please be aware that the OpenVPN login is in a test phase at the moment.
Supported operating systems and devices
We are currently offering configuration files for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Android. They are being created as soon as you choose an option and can be used immediately on the selected device or operating system.
Windows, Linux & Mac OS X
Windows enthusiasts, who would like to use CyberGhost with OpenVPN directly, can do so be going to the OpenVPN project website and downloading the setup file for Windows installation.
Linux fans have to stick to their respective repositories corresponding to their distribution or manually installing the setup by following the aforementioned URL.
Mac OS X installation can be a bit tricky if you would like to compile OpenVPN using the source code, if you are not so sure about that, we suggest you simply go with already implemented solutions like Tunnelblick. You will only have to copy the configuration files to the program folder before you initiate a connection with the CyberGhost servers.
Installing OpenVPN on Android without any background knowledge can get quite difficult, although Android does support VPN; OpenVPN itself is unfortunately not among them. To install you will first need a modified version of Android (also known as Mod) as well as administrative privileges (root access).
To summarize it: yes, it is possible to get CyberGhost running with OpenVPN using Android, but we cannot provide you with a manual on how to modify your device. Still, a substantial number of forums dedicate itself to rooting and modifying Android devices, one of the largest being xda-developers, which can give you all the info you require.
As soon as you have root access on your phone, you can use the application called “OpenVPN Installer” to (as the name already says) install OpenVPN on your device. After that simply copy the configuration files you’ve downloaded from the account management to you device and you can connect to CyberGhost from “OpenVPN Settings”.
You can help out!
The installation on particular devices is not always as easy as it seems. But we do not want every user to reinvent the wheel for himself, this is why we urge our community to create tutorials for installing OpenVPN on their devices or operating systems (or operating systems variations). As a little thank you we will post the tutorial under you name, and you will get a three month Premium-Plus access with a traffic flat rate, 20 GB of encrypted storage on CyberGhost’s DataSafe and access to all our servers.
But there are some conditions: the device must successfully connect to CyberGhost using OpenVPN and all the steps must be described in detail with pictures. If we receive more than one tutorial for the same device or operating system, we will decide on whichever one is the best, or in a case of similar quality we will simply draw the winner.
If you would like to participate, send us your tutorials to firstname.lastname@example.org. You should include the tutorial (PDF, Word, HTML) and all the pictures (BMP, PNG, JPEG).
The winners will be announced here and also included in our Online-Help.
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