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Linux Setup IKEv2

Here is how to set up a VPN (IKEv2) on your Linux.

Before we start an active ZoogVPN subscription is required and your device must be connected to the Internet.

You need full administrative privileges on your computer.

Step 1 – Open Terminal

In your terminal type this to authenticate:

# sudo su

Step 2 – Update

Update the repositories and install the necessary packages by typing also

‘sudo apt update’

After that, enter this command

‘sudo apt install network-manager-strongswan libcharon-extra-plugins ca-certificates -y’

Step 3 – Create a connection

After successfully updating and installing the necessary packages, close the terminal and go to Settings > Network > Click the + to create a connection

Choose the IPsec/IKev2 StrongSwan option:

Step 3 – Configure a connection

Next, choose a VPN server to enter the Server Address.

You can find all available server addresses in your account by this link.

Enter your ZoogVPN account credentials.

Your username is basically the email address of your ZoogVPN account.

Your password is the password you used when creating your ZoogVPN account.

For example, the server address can look like this: de1.zoogvpn.com

Check the options:

Request an internal IP address

Enforce UDP encapsulation

In order not to enter the password every time, hover over the help icon to the right of the password field and select the option: “Store the password only for this user”.

Step 5 -Connect to ZoogVPN

Then click on the green “Add” button in the upper right corner to save the connection changes.

Enable the connection by pressing the toggle switch.

To simply turn off, press this toggle again.

Enjoy! You have now taken control of your Internet freedom, privacy, and security.

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