L2TP (VPN) for Google Chrome OS
Please follow the instructions below given by Google in order to set up a VPN connection on your Chrome OS device.
1) If you haven't already, sign in to your Chrome device.
2) Click the status area at the bottom of your screen, where your account picture is located.
3) Select Settings.
4) In the "Internet connection" section, click Add connection.
5) Select Add private network.
6) In the box that appears, fill in the information below. If you're using your Chrome device with an organization, you may need to get this information from your network administrator.
- Server hostname: Name of the server that you need to connect to in order to access your VPN. This can either be the IP address or the full server hostname. In the case of proxy.sh, the IPs are given in your panel or welcome email.
- Service name: This can be anything you want to name this connection, for example, "Proxy.sh"
- Provider type: If you use a passphrase or key besides your personal password to connect to your VPN, select L2TP/IPsec + Pre-shared key. If you use certificates that your network administrator gives you, select L2TP/IPsec + User certificate.
- Pre-shared key: The Pre-shared key is not your personal password, but a passphrase or key used to connect to the VPN. Proxy.sh uses the pre-shared key "security".
- Server CA certificate: Select your installed server VPN certificate from the list. You do not need it for L2TP.
- User certificate: Select your installed user VPN certificate from the list. Your do not need it for l2TP.
- Username credentials for connecting to VPN.
- Password credentials for connecting to VPN.
7) Click Connect.
Voila. You're done.
Full description of Google Chrome OS VPN capabilities is described by Google themselves on this page.
NB: If you encounter difficulties to connect with L2TP, please try to switch to OpenVPN. OpenVPN is more reliable, more secure and more flexible. OpenVPN also allows you to try various ports, including 'discreet' ones such as TCP 443. Below, you will find an aggregate of useful guides and articles that will help you troubleshoot your problems, should you have any.
Guide for setting up OpenVPN with default client on Google Chrome OS.
I cannot find the .ovpn and .crt files necessary for OpenVPN. Where are they?
No matter how hard I try, I cannot succesfully connect to OpenVPN.
I can't access any website through my browser while connected to VPN.
I am connected to the VPN but my IP is not yet hidden. Help!
I am having some kind of other problem. Where can I find some help?
How can I find the local log files of my VPN client?
If you still cannot connect successfully, please open a support ticket and include either a copy of your logs or a screenshot of your configuration and encountered errors. Logs can usually be found in software menus or settings, as well as their directories of installation (.log or .txt files). If you do not include a log or a screenshot, it will be hard for us to help you resolve the issues you have with connecting to our network.
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