How do I install ProXPN on my Chromebook? (Chromium OS)

Configure proXPN on Google Chrome OS

Please open this web page on your chromebook and then follow the steps below:

  1. Download proXPN client certificate proxpn.p12, and save it on chromebook (right click the link, select save link as).
  2. Download proXPN open network configuration file proxpn.onc, and save it on chromebook
  3. Start Chrome and open: chrome://certificate-manager.
  4. Under “Your Certificates”, click Import and Bind to Device, then select the proxpn.p12you downloaded at step 1.
    If it asks you to enter a password, enter: proxpn1vpn 
  5. Again in Chrome, open chrome://net-internals/#chromeos Under “Import ONC file””, click Choose File, select proxpn.onc downloaded at step 2. You may see “Error parsing ONC file”, you can ignore the error message. Sometimes, chrome still shows “No file selected” after you choose a file. You can proceed to the next step.
  6. Click network icon located at bottom right of the screen, then click Settings
  7. Under Internet Settings, click Private Network, choose proXPN

    On proXPN page, highlight VPN tab (if it is not already highlighted). Enter your proXPN username and password, then click Connect

Run proXPN on Google Chrome OS from Command Line

  1. Download proXPN OpenVPN config proxpn.ovpn file to your chromebook.
  2. Open Terminal mode on chromebook: 
    • Press CTRL + ALT + T simultaneously
    • At Crosh> prompt, enter: shell
  1. At terminal prompt, enter: cd, then followed by another: cd Downloads; or you can just enter: cd ~/Downloads
  2. Verify openvpn.ovpn file exists: ls -l proxpn.ovpn
  3. Run following openvpn command: sudo /usr/sbin/openvpn proxpn.ovpn
    then enter your username and password. You may see an error as: ERROR: Linux route add command failed. You can ignore that error. But you may need to wait a minute before VPN route is established.
  4. To terminate VPN, just type: CTRL + C, then enter: exit twice to leave terminal mode

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