How to set up a VPN on VU+ or other Enigma2 Satellite boxes

The VU+ is a Linux-based high definition digital satellite television receiver (set-top box) by Korean manufacturer Ceru. The VU+ offers great features such as true color graphic interface, multimedia applications, a smart card reader, multi-language support and automatic channel search. The VU+ series of receivers allow you to enjoy content with high quality and thanks to its open-source nature, it offers fantastic versatility when it comes to third-party support. The VU+ is one of the set-top boxes that use firmware based on Enigma2. Adding a VPN to your VU+ or other Enigma2-based satellite boxes, allows you to access a wider range of content, while keeping your traffic protected from eavesdropper.

Here are the steps that you can follow to set up a VPN on VU+ and other Enigma2 based set-top boxes.

1. Go to the client support pages of the VPN provider (in this case, Private Internet Access is recommended) and download the OpenVPN configuration files.

2. From the zip file, the options required are ca.crt crl.pem and any of the ovpn files

3. Rename the ovpn file to client.conf

4. Open the client.conf using a text editor and change the line “auth-user-pass” to “auth-user-pass password.conf”. Keep in mind that you don’t need to use the quotes.

5. Create a password.conf file. You can first create a text file and name it password.conf.

6. Go to the VPN provider’s website and log into your account. Click to create a PPTP/L2TP/SOCKS Username and Password with the button that you find in the control panel. Add the details generated to the password.conf file. The username and password should be entered in separate lines, as below:


7. Create a new folder in the VU+ or Enigma2 based box in the etc folder and name it openvpn. After that, place all 4 files (ca.crt, crl.pem, client.conf, password.conf) into etc/openvpn.

8. The next step is to reboot the VU+ box.

9. Finally, go to Settings, then Network, followed by Services and select openvpn. Install it and then start the OPENVPN service. You can select to autorun if preferred. And that is it. The VPN should be now set up on your Enigma2 based set-up box.

Renee Biana

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