In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to connect to your pre-installed OpenVPN service in your Seedbox in order to hide your local IP address and increase privacy while browsing the internet.
For the scope of this guide, we are assuming that you know what an OpenVPN (VPN) is if you are not sure about it and require more information please check our FAQ.
Download and Install the official OpenVPN client on your local device
Enable TUN/TAP in your Seedbox via the Seedbox/VPS Control Panel as shown in the image below.
– Click on Settings (1)
– Click on “Enable TUN/TAP (2)
– Confirm by clicking YES
Download your .ovpn file by logging in from our website. You will access your Credentials page area that has all information related to your account.
You will see a picture like the following:
Copy the configuration file to the config (configurations) folder of your OpenVPN client.
Click on Connect in your OpenVPN client and the VPN connection sequence will begin. Shortly after you will be asked to submit your username and password. Please submit your credentials as provided in your Client Area.
OpenVPN Client will now initiate the connection sequence and once completed you will be connected to your anonymous connection via the Seedbox. To verify a successful connection, your client will have a “Connected” status and its icon might be colored in green.
You are now browsing in a private VPN connection, congratulations!
What does it mean? It means that you are now being identified to the world wide web (internet) with your Seedbox/VPN IP, and all your traffic goes through your Seedbox’s VPN service.
Using a Whois service (like IPChicken) you will show your Seedbox/VPN IP as proof that your browsing experience is now private.
(Optional) Fix DNS leak
First of all, for solving this problem you must be positive that when you are connected to the VPN, you use only the DNS server/s that your VPN service is providing.
From OpenVPN version 2.3.9 you can solve the DNS leaks problem by specifying a new OpenVPN option.
Therefore open the .conf (or .ovpn) file that you use to connect to the server, and add the following on a new line.
Version older than V2.3.9
This problem can be solved in 3 steps:
Before connecting to the VPN, set static IP address properties if you are using DHCP
After connecting, remove DNS settings for the primary interface
After disconnecting, switch back to DHCP if necessary or reapply original static DNS servers
For applying this fix two ways are available automatic and manual.
The software is developed in order to fix DNS leaks on Windows.
You can download that software using this link: dnsfixsetup.exe
When downloading is finished run the
The purpose of this software is to generate three scripts for each OpenVPN configuration file to execute mentioned steps above.
Generated scripts are:
configfilename_pre.bat– executed when you initiate the connection but before the connection is established – Calls
pre.vbs– If any active DHCP adapters exist, switch to static
configfilename_up.bat– executed when the connection is established – Calls
up.vbs– Clear the DNS servers for all active adapters except the TAP32 adapter
configfilename_down.bat– executed after the connection is disconnected – Calls
down.vbs– Reconfigure adapters back to their original configuration
This solution implies that you need to clear DNS manually.
Also, the solution below does not switch the adapter to static if you are using DHCP.
If you do not switch to a static IP configuration and your computer renews its IP address whilst connected to the VPN, the DNS settings may be overwritten. It is highly recommended to switch to a static IP configuration.
1. As an administrator run Command Prompt or PowerShell
2. Identify the name of the connected network interface.
netsh interface show interface
In our case, it is “Local Area Connection”
3. Connect to VPN
4. Once connected flush the DNS resolver cache
5. Disable the DNS configuration for the Interface identified
netsh interface IPv4 set dnsserver "Local Area Connection" static 0.0.0.0 both
6. After disconnecting, reconfigure the adapter to renew the previous DNS settings
netsh interface IPv4 set dnsserver "Local Area Connection" dhcp
8. Flush DNS resolver cache.
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