Roll Your Own VPN With A Raspberry Pi And OpenVPN

Roll Your Own VPN With A Raspberry Pi And OpenVPN
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A VPN or Virtual Private Network secures your internet connection from prying eyes and is critical for many of us (especially when travelling or using unsecured wireless networks). With this Raspberry Pi project, you control the VPN.

ReadWrite thoroughly walks you through the steps, from setting up the VPN server on the Pi to setting up the client computer to connect to it. You’ll need to follow the instructions carefully and type in commands, but the guide should otherwise have you all set up.

We’ve shown you how to do this using Hamachi, but LogMeIn no longer offers it for free, so we recommend using OpenVPN. (In case you’re wondering, here’s what you need to know about OpenVPN and the Heartbleed security bug).

ReadWrite’s VPN guide is in two parts. Hit up the link below to get started.

Building a Raspberry Pi VPN Part One: How and Why to Build a Server [ReadWrite]