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Use Unifi USG3 as a client to connect to AirVPN

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Hi, 
I wanted to connect my Router "Ubiquiti Unifi Security Gateway 3" as a client to an AirVPN server. Sadly the stock firmware serves Openvpn 2.3.2 only, which is not capable of TLS1.2.

Now i was finally able to install OpenVPN 2.4.0 on the USG. I wrote up all steps in the Ubiquiti Forum, see the link below. 

Note: You have to connect with SSH to the router and update some critical common libraries, like libc6. 
As the USG has a USB thumbdrive inside, where the filesystem is stored, a recover in case of a failure is very easy. Just be prepared for this :)
Link to my post in the Ubiquiti Support Forum.


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dpkg  -i libc6_2.19-18+deb8u10_mips.deb

This can be very deadly to the system! NEVER simply replace an existing version of a fundamental librarly like libc only because one program wants a newer one! If you really insist on it, find out which libraries OpenVPN needs (ldd openvpn), then download and extract all those libs from the packages containing them into some location, download and extract the new openvpn binary, too, and then launch it with LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/the/path/to/that/directory /path/to/the/new/openvpn <arguments>.
In case of OpenVPN this isn't even needed, as v2.3 can be used to connect to AirVPN still.

» I am not an AirVPN team member. All opinions are my own and are not to be considered official. Only the AirVPN Staff account should be viewed as such.

» The forums is a place where you can ask questions to the community. You are not entitled to guaranteed answer times. Answer quality may vary, too. If you need professional support, please create tickets.

» If you're new, take some time to read LZ1's New User Guide to AirVPN. On questions, use the search function first. On errors, search for the error message instead.

» If you choose to create a new thread, keep in mind that we don't know your setup. Give info about it. Never forget the OpenVPN logs or, for Eddie, the support file (Logs > lifebelt icon).

» The community kindly asks you to not set up Tor exit relays when connected to AirVPN. Their IP addresses are subject to restrictions and these are relayed to all users of the affected servers.

 

» Furthermore, I propose that your paranoia is to be destroyed. If you overdo privacy, chances are you will be unique amond the mass again.

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