Step 6: On Your Own

This lab gave you an introduction to VPN services using OpenVPN in a particular context. We explored how to use OpenVPN to connect to a remote service that then acted like our ISP.

Here is a list of options for you to explore on your own:

  1. Create an .ovpn config for your other devices

    • The current set up does not support simultaneous connections using the same client config.

    • Trying to use the same client config at the time will result in dropping the other connection.

  2. Configure OpenVPN to use multiple ports so you can connect on networks that have restrictions.

  3. Configure OpenVPN on your router using DD-WRT so all devices on your network will connect through the VPN.

  4. Network remote LANs using OpenVPN.

  5. Install OpenVPN on your VPS directly to understand the configurations and firewall settings.

  6. Use the OpenVPN install script to install OpenVPN on a VPS that uses OpenVZ virtualization.

  7. Explore other ciphers and security measures.

  8. Install OpenVPN on your Raspberry Pi to access your work network remotely