OpenVPN or Wireguard tutorial?

Could someone point me to a tutorial for getting OpenVPN working on a Vero 4K+? If possible I’d like to be able to turn it on and off from inside the Kodi UI.

EDIT: We seem to have ended up talking about Wireguard quite a lot in this thread, too, so I’ve amended the subject line.

What you want OpenVPN for?

IMHO, wireguard is way easier to setup. Kind of like SSH for network connections.
And there are several nice UI’s (web-based) you can use to manage the users/accesses on it.

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Feel free to point me towards a Wireguard tutorial as well. :slightly_smiling_face:

For the Wireguard installation: How To Set Up WireGuard on Ubuntu 20.04 | DigitalOcean (My firewall runs ubuntu, so that’s why I have that one).

For the UI: GitHub - ngoduykhanh/wireguard-ui: Wireguard web interface

Since I discovered it, I leave the openvpn stuff on but only because legacy!

That’s about ten times more complex than I can possibly handle: for starters, I don’t have anything else I could run a Wireguard server on. I just need a way to run a VPN client on the Vero 4K+ itself that can connect to a commercial VPN service (I’m trying Surfshark at the moment).

For a Client, yes. Even though wireguard for a client is about copying a wg.conf file into /etc/wireguard and start the wireguard service (if they - commercial VPN - have it).

@angry.sardine this should handle all your needs!

Matrix version:

Hey Tom
I just wrote a tutorial and posted it a few minutes ago.
Everything works except I can’t get it to autostart at boot time and pick up SurfSharks DNS servers. Give it a try.

Would this work on a Vero 4K as well?

Hi angry.sardine,

Both should work fine. For wireguard if you are running the latest osmc update, don’t install the backport repositories as they are not needed and are for buster.

Regards Tom.