I don’t see any threads that are solving my issue, so hope I’m not duplicating. I’m running CoreElec 9.2.3 on an Odroid N2, and Kodi. I’ve been trying to set up a vpn client. First question:
I’m not even sure I need it. Whenever you look at installing Netflix, Prime or any service, it suggests using a vpn. Is this only if you are planning on bypassing the Geo-lock limitations, or doing something illegal? As I simply want to access services I’m subscribed to, is it really an issue. I don’t use a vpn when I run Netflix on my laptop, for instance.
Assuming I should install a vpn, I’ve spent about 3 days on it, and am still getting no love. I have an existing ExpressVPN account. I’ve installed the zomboided repository and addon. Since there’s no “desktop” per se on CE, I either configure via Kodi or ssh. In kodi, I enter the details, and the ovpn file location, but I keep getting an authentication error. The ExpressVPN username and passwords are both about 24 characters long, so I enter them, but since I can’t copy and paste, it’s possible I’m miss typing. Is there a way in the OpenVPN manager addon to simply import username and password?
I ssh into the box and can issue openvpn command and point to the ovpn file. From there, I can cut and paste both username/password, and it appears to be working ( ifconfig is showing a tunnel address, so I assume that means the vpn is working ). If I can’t get the addon to work, can I figure out how to get the box to always connect the vpn on reboot, and simply ignore the addon?