How to Setup VPN on a Chromebook

A virtual private network (VPN) allows you to connect to a private network (such as a local area network or corporate VPN) via a public network (such as the Internet). When you connect to a VPN, your traffic is encrypted and appears to be coming from a different location than where you actually are. This could be useful if you’re traveling and want to access region-specific content or if you work in a country where the Internet isn’t as safe as you’d like it to be.

In this article, we’ll outline the steps necessary to set up a VPN on a Chromebook. We’ll cover how to obtain the necessary software, set up the VPN connection, and connect to your chosen network.

Step one: Set up HTTPS on your domain name

The first thing you need to do is set up HTTPS (also known as secure HTTP) on your domain name. This will make sure that all the traffic to and from your website is encrypted as it travels over the Internet. The encrypted traffic appears to be coming from a different location than your computer, so any snoopers or hackers wouldn’t be able to see what you’re doing or who you’re communicating with.

There are a few different ways to do this. You can use free HTTPS packages from Let’s Encrypt or you can use a free HTTPs VPN to get started (more on these later). Alternatively, you can use a third-party application like Cloudflare’s 1&1 SSL to manage your domain’s HTTPS status.

Step two: Install the OpenVPN app

In order to set up a VPN connection on a Chromebook, you’ll need to download and install the OpenVPN app. OpenVPN is a free, open-source VPN client that works on many platforms (including Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android). You can use the OpenVPN app to connect to a VPN via HTTP or HTTPS (note that the latter provides even more security).

Once you’ve installed the app, you’ll be able to click the button in the upper right corner to open the VPN settings page. Here, you can choose a VPN provider and create a new VPN connection if you don’t already have one. You can connect to a VPN network via HTTP or HTTPS, and you can select the type of cipher (AES-256 or OpenVPN’s preferred SHA-256) and authentication method (certificate, username & password, or a PIN).

Step three: Configure your VPN connection

After you’ve set up your OpenVPN app on your Chromebook, you’ll need to configure it. To do this, click the gear icon in the upper right corner of the VPN settings page. From here, you can select Advanced settings to configure your VPN connection. You’ll need to enter your VPN provider’s name, email address, and username, as well as your own password. You can also choose to use a static or dynamic IP address, or whether or not to use IPv6.

You can use the + icon to add a new server option (if your VPN provider supports this feature), or you can click the Settings button to view your VPN connection settings. Here, you can choose the location (if your VPN provider supports this feature) and select the amount of data you’d like to reserve for each connection (a lower number results in fewer connection failures due to low-priority connections being blocked by your ISP). Finally, you can enable or disable the SSL encryption for your VPN connection, as well as choose the authentication method for your VPN connection (basic authentication, two-factor authentication, or IP-based authentication).

Step four: Test your VPN connection

Once you’ve configured your VPN connection and successfully linked your domain name to the app, you can test it to ensure that it’s working correctly. To do this, simply type addressbook.yourdomainname.com (without the quotes) into your browser’s address bar and hit enter.

If you’ve linked your domain name to the app and configured the VPN correctly, you’ll see a screen that looks like this:

You can click the gear icon in the upper right corner of the page to view your VPN connection settings, or click the info icon near the top of the page to view website information for your domain name (provided you’ve linked it to the app). If you’re still having trouble, visit the app’s support page and provide them with as much information as possible. They should be able to help you out.

Step five: Manage your VPN connection settings

Finally, you need to come back to the VPN settings page and make sure that you’ve linked your domain name to the app and configured it correctly. To do this, simply follow these steps:

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