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ohgodnotagain
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Cheaper alternative to NordVPN

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Hello,

DietPi-NordVPN is both easy to use and 100% reliable. An all-round wonderful job. However, might it be possible to create something similar for more affordable VPN services? Supporting services like Proton and Mullard can give users a $60-90 pa saving. At least some of which users (like me) could donate to Diet-Pi.

Thanks for considering this request.

Thomas
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Joulinar
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Re: Cheaper alternative to NordVPN

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HI,

If I'm not mistaken, Mullard support to download client config files for WireGuard as well as OpenVPN. At least WireGuard can be configured as client and is available via dietpi-software already.
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
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Re: Cheaper alternative to NordVPN

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Joulinar wrote: Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:44 pm HI,

If I'm not mistaken, Mullard support to download client config files for WireGuard as well as OpenVPN. At least WireGuard can be configured as client and is available via dietpi-software already.
[It's actually spelt Mullvad. Sorry if there was any confusion. Don't know what I was thinking.]

Mullvad does offer both OpenVPN and Wireguard, but the setup seems a little complicated for this bear of little brain. My request is for something as easy to configure as the DietPi-NordVPN with its simple GUI. Super easy to add details and change the server.
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Re: Cheaper alternative to NordVPN

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not sure if something like this will be available on short notice. If you have the WireGuard config file, it's quite easy to get the client running.
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
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Re: Cheaper alternative to NordVPN

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I imagine it'd be a real hassle to create a version for each provider. Instead, might it be possible to adapt the NordVPN client to support two or more VPN providers? With the user selecting their provider from a list.
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Re: Cheaper alternative to NordVPN

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the whole NordVPN script is build around NordVPN. Adding more provider would mean to redesign whole script
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
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Re: Cheaper alternative to NordVPN

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Good news, we're redesigning the whole script. Starting with the next update (or very soon if you use the dev branch), ProtonVPN and any generic .ovpn file will be supported. See https://github.com/MichaIng/DietPi/pull/4180.
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Re: Cheaper alternative to NordVPN

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Fantastic. Thanks for all your efforts. I don't know what I/we would do without you. Actually, that's not true, I know exactly what we'd be doing: banging our heads against a wall in frustration after another failed attempt to wrestle a raspberry pi into some sort of semi working order. Or at least I would.
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Re: Cheaper alternative to NordVPN

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ohgodnotagain wrote: Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:54 pm Fantastic. Thanks for all your efforts. I don't know what I/we would do without you. Actually, that's not true, I know exactly what we'd be doing: banging our heads against a wall in frustration after another failed attempt to wrestle a raspberry pi into some sort of semi working order. Or at least I would.
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