The digital HDTV satellite receiver 'VU+ Solo²' is based on Linux and can be used with your CyberGhost account with a OpenVPN installation, if the following requirements are met:
Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that, although the technical process is as thoroughly documented as possible, you need to have at least some technical understanding. There's always a chance for an overseen mistake and/or things being changed whilst the article may not yet have been updated.
Visit your CyberGhost VPN online account and login with your Premium Username and Password
Click on 'My Devices' and in the 'Add a new device' section > click 'Others'.
Click Configure new device and in the new window, choose your desired protocol, in our example: OpenVPN and your preferred country and server group, as described below.
Also type in a Device name to assign to your device, then configure the parameters for the new device.
- Country: Since native protocol connections may only be used with exactly one server you now have to choose the country you want to surf from; the server to be used in this country will be chosen by CyberGhost automatically.
- Server group: Choose the server group and the OpenVPN protocol (UDP or TCP) you want to use:
UDP allows higher speed than the TCP version, but can result in broken downloads in some cases. This is the default setting.
TCP allows more stable connections than the UDP version, but is a bit slower. Choose this version, if you have recurrent connection issues such as sudden disconnections.
After setting up your preferred settings, save them with 'Save and download configuration'.
To view the OpenVPN credentials that are generated for you on the configuration dashboard, press 'View Configuration'.
Once the new page is opened, your connection credentials are generated for you but make note of the following information:
- Server group: This is the address of the country (server) you want to be connected with, e.g. '12345-1-ca.cg-dialup.net'. Note: This address changes with every country you have chosen in the step before. The actual single server to be used will be chosen automatically by CyberGhost.
- User name: A solely for this protocol generated user name. This is NOT your regular CyberGhost account user name, it's used only to authenticate with our servers via Manual Configurations.
- Password (you need to check the "Show Password" option in order to see it): A solely for protocol usage generated password. This is NOT your regular CyberGhost account Password, it's used only to authenticate with our servers via Manual Configurations.
- Pre-Shared Key
Please download the configuration file. For that please click on 'Download configuration' and download the config file to your computer (it's recommended that you create a special folder for the config, somewhere accessible like your Desktop and Extract/Copy the contents of the .zip file there).
Now, the saved config is a ZIP file, which contains the following single files:
- ca.crt: This is the certificate of the certification authority
- client.crt: This is the user certification file
- client.key: This is your private key file
- openvpn.ovpn: This is your OpenVPN configuration file
Once you unzip all single files to a computer and rename the file 'openvpn.ovpn' to ‘CyberGhost.conf’.
If you need to change the country to surf from, you must re-configure the location (select a different country) to use in your account management, download the new config file, unzip it and rename the new OpenVPN file to 'CyberGhost.conf'.
To be able to log in automatically, save your user name and password in a file called ‘pas.key’. For this you need to have access to a Linux computer where you type the following command in a terminal window:
sudo nano pas.key
Type in your credentials (one in each line):
User name (the user name created in step 1)
Password (the password created in step 1)
Save your changes with ‘CTRL+O’ and leave the nano editor via ‘CTRL+X’
Next open the configuration file ‘CyberGhost.conf’ by typing
sudo nano CyberGhost.conf
Extend the line ‘auth-user-pass’ …
… with the path to your credentials file:
Copy both files (‘CyberGhost.conf’ and 'pas.key') along with all certificate and key files from the downloaded ZIP file into the OpenVPN folder ('etc/openvpn')on your VU+.