Connecting to AvePN

Türkçe bağlanma bilgisi burada.

Update: You can now apply for access to ArdaVPN!

If you haven't heard of AvePN... that's expectable. It's my invite-only VPN system, which I've set up around 4 months ago. Who am I kidding, I just put OpenVPN server on my VPS, configured it to log nothing, improved the security and am giving configs when people ask. Simple as that. (Also, sorry for not writing too many blog posts. More are coming soon!)

Configs work on all platforms, but only one device can connect at a time.

Just find your system and follow the instructions for that.


Google Play Page

First of all, search and download "OpenVPN Connect" from Google Play - or just click here and install it.

Mail screen

Your OpenVPN will be sent to your mail. While this is manual now, it'll be automated in the future.

App Picker

View the attachments and click to open the file that ends with .ovpn, then pick OpenVPN Profile.

Import Screen

Accept import, and then click Connect.

Connect Screen

You can disconnect and connect anytime using this button. Enjoy AvePN!


OpenVPN on App Store

Download "OpenVPN Connect" from App Store.

Open your mail and click on the OpenVPN config sent to you, by me. If asked, open with the OpenVPN Connect app.

+ Button

You should see a screen similar to this. Click on the green + to add the config.

Connect Screen

Now you can just swipe the "ON/OFF" button left or right to connect to the OpenVPN server.


Open the OpenVPN Client download page here, download the version for your PC (it is likely Installer (64-bit), Windows Vista and later), and then install it. Restart your PC.

Download the .ovpn file I sent you through your mail system, and copy it to C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config. Run the OpenVPN client. It should appear in your taskbar. Double click on it to connect. The popup will disappear when it connects. You can double click again to see the popup again, and disconnect through that.


Save the config file somewhere. Run the following commands.
sudo apt-get install openvpn
sudo openvpn configname.ovpn
You're connected when it says "Initialization Sequence Completed". Keep the terminal screen open. Press Ctrl+C to disconnect.


I don't have a macOS device so I can't reliably give steps, but try using the .ovpn file with TunnelBlick.

Avery (Arda) Özkal

Some kind of developer. Cares about FOSS, privacy, gender equality and stuff. Likes gaming. Blogs occasionally.

Ankara, Turkey

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