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Turn your Raspberry into an OpenVPN VPN-server

If you are in a public network, for example at university or the airport, your traffic can be recorded and decrypted. To prevent others from doing that you can send your traffic through a secured VPN-tunnel. The VPN-tunnel leads your traffic encrypted to a server which is processing your requests.

In the following tutorial you will learn how to run OpenVPN Server on your Raspberry Pi:


Raspbian or a similar distribution.

Step 1

To be able to install the latest programversions we should update our packet sources:

sudo apt-get update

Step 2

Now we are installing OpenVPN and OpenSSL.

sudo apt-get install openvpn openssl

Step 3

We are switching to the directory of OpenVPN and paste a directory we will be needing later into it.

cd /etc/openvpn

sudo cp -r /usr/share/doc/openv...

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Turn your Raspberry Pi into a VPN Server

Due to its low power consumption, the Raspberry Pi is perfect to act as a VPN Server (Virtual-Private-Network). With a VPN you can securely connect to your home network when you’re on the go, either simply to browse securely or to access the files in your network. In this tutorial you will learn how to turn your Raspberry Pi into a VPN.


  • Of course you need a Raspberry Pi, which you can purchase here for about 40€.
  • HDMI or composite cable: You need to connect your Raspberry Pi to a monitor during the instalation process. Afterwards you don’t need a monitor anymore (AmazonBasics HDMI-Kabel).
  • An 8GB Class 10 SD card or better and a SD-card reader, if you don’t have a built in SD card reader you need to get an extern SD card reader.
  • USB-Keyboard and mouse
  • An Ethernet cable – t...
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