How to install VPNGate on Ubuntu17.10 (update 18.04)

VPNGate  is an online service as an academic research at Graduate School of University of Tsukuba, Japan.As Academic Experiment Project ,The purpose of this research is to expand the knowledge of “Global Distributed Public VPN Relay Servers”.

The  project  offers free VPN servers that are ran by volunteers who use SoftEther[note]SoftEther VPN Project develops and distributes SoftEther VPN,
An Open-Source Free ​Cross-platform Multi-protocol VPN Program,
as an academic project from University of Tsukuba[/note]. It was designed with the Great Firewall of China in Mind and is sponsored by the University of Tsukuba,

It‘s important to note that free VPNs are insecure, and they shouldn’t be used for sensitive or high important stuff!

VPNGate and softether  are open source and work on windows, linux, macos ,and android.

in this post i explain the way to install and setting  VPNGate on Ubuntu 17.10  (worked  fine on Raspbian (using  raspberry pi 3)).

1-  on terminal

sudo apt install python-requests openvpn resolvconf python-urwid wmctrl realpath gir1.2-appindicator3-0.1 gir1.2-notify-0.7 python-gobject git

note for ubuntu 18.04 use this command :

sudo apt install python-requests openvpn resolvconf python-urwid wmctrl  manpages-pl manpages-fr-extra gir1.2-appindicator3-0.1 gir1.2-notify-0.7 python-gobject git

2-Next, download and clone the VPNGate With Proxy GitHub repository and run the application (with the advanced terminal user interface) using the commands below:

git clone

3-now to run it

cd vpngate-with-proxy
./run tui

The first time you run VPNGate With Proxy, it will run the initial configuration, which includes proxy configuration (if you don’t use a proxy to connect to the Internet, simply press ENTER), etc.:

Once you’re done with the initial configuration, the application will download a list of OpenVPN servers from VPN Gate – to connect to a VPN, enter its number and press ENTER:

You can sort the VPN list by score (default), ping, speed or uptime. To do this, press F5 and select the sort option.
that is all.

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