You’re thinking, “I’d like to use VPN, but I can’t afford a Cisco AnyConnect license.” I’ll walk you through setting up free OpenVPN software on a $50 Raspberry Pi computer.


  • Keep your data private when using public WiFi.
  • Access files and servers on your home LAN when you’re away.
  • Practice principles which apply to the VPN at work. (Qualify as an ‘Experienced VPN Technician!’)
  • Impress your friends with your technical wizardry. ;-)

Note: I’m installing OpenVPN on a stand-alone computer; some consumer routers will run OpenVPN. If you choose this route, you must still generate the keys and certificates, but your router will include GUI features to ease configuration.

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