VU+ Kodi (XBMC) Support Kodi 17....VPN

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  1. William

    William Special Friend Donating Member Member

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    Hi,
    Anyone help with installing VPN...Kodi V 17 .

    Tried the Kodi app (muckys rep) but comes up with an error on setup.
     
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  2. danny187

    danny187 Super Moderator

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    Not sure why you would want to use a VPN on Kodi to be honest, unless using P2P / torrents / acestream.

    Never really looked into myself, but I have found this about openVPN.

    https://www.vpnranks.com/kodi-vpn/

    I have a VPN, i use for USA restricted apps on my nvidia shield, but never used directly for Kodi or on Enigma2.
     
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    danny187 Super Moderator

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    What method was your trying anyways?
     
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    danny187 Super Moderator

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    I suppose one way would be

    Install OpenVPN and get manual settings / OpenVPN config file from your VPN supplier.

    Then try that way.
     
  5. William

    William Special Friend Donating Member Member

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    https://www.vpnranks.com/kodi-vpn/ that i what I tried Danny.....and got the setup error....forget it Danny...close the tread..
     
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    danny187 Super Moderator

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    I emailed my VPN, they said they will send manual setup and a ovpn config.

    they sent this

    We can provide manual PPTP (username, password and domain servers names) settings and .ovpn files, but you will need to configure your device using our settings by yourself at your own risk. Will you be able to do that?

    Then I suppose you use the OpenVPN plugin on Kodi.

    Just as a guess.

    So if you really want it setup, just mail your vpn people.
     
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    William Special Friend Donating Member Member

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    cannot see any reply to quote above?
     
  9. William

    William Special Friend Donating Member Member

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    Thanks..Danny.......Actually its the Kodi vpn app that I have problems with...
     
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    William Special Friend Donating Member Member

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    Hi Danny this is my error......I know nothing about VPN... but is it feasible to install on solo 4k and do the lot..or is that to difficult for me...lol
    Open BH image...
     
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    If you know nothing about VPN, do you have a PAID VPN product? or what is reason on why you want it on Kodi, if you not used before?

    That error I got above also as that says "setup private internet access" which is actually a product name PIA (private internet access)

    OpenVPN with manual details like I suggested above may be best bet, but haven't even done that, I normally just have an app on whatever platform and turn on VPN if and when I need it.
     
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    Danny....Reason explained in this link....but on the other hand maybe not essential for me.

    https://kinkeadtech.com/reasons-kodi-streamers-need-vpn/
     
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    Oh the click bait articles.

    My advice is if you wanna use a vpn and hide your IP whenever your streaming any content, is by a windows box/android (I.e on a platform designed for Kodi) buy a vpn subscriptions, then start the app as soon as it boots.

    This is really something you need think about yourself and research also, as safeguarding is all personal opinion.

    Personally to myself I only use to open up USA apps, did have a dns for that but cancelled as cost more as vpn was cheaper long term.

    But mostly people use VPN if downloading content of the net, unblock ISP blocked websites, watching sports via ace stream(torrents), unlock gel restricted.

    You can't just set up a vpn app, you need to pay as free and vpn don't really mix, bar CyberGhost ain't bad.
     
  14. William

    William Special Friend Donating Member Member

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    Thanks Danny.....I will do some more research...and maybe try again....later...
     
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    William Special Friend Donating Member Member

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    Everything ok from this addon........for info purposes only...lol
     

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    William Special Friend Donating Member Member

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    Bought 1 month openvpn from ipvanish.....working great on laptop...but not on Kodi17...Is there an add-on in Open BH VPN "Dont see one in the feeds" or a guide how to install on VU Solo 4k
    Or any image with addon pre-install.....tks
     
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    I used same zip as you posted above.

    I got a raspberri pi yesturday (as intrigued, have nvidia shield as main device) managed get working on pi by dropping all the server ovpn files (manual install) on pi and was fine

    But on vu, error so I imagine it's not supported maybe

    Fine on pi

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    So it seems I can only use on my Laptop...only paid £6.00....so not lost much...
    Going back quite a while...was there not on Blackhole a VPN addon
     
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    I believe you can get OpenVPN working directly on enigma2 interface itself.

    Again myself as stated personally never looked into it, literally until you mentioned it lmao.
     
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