Setting up your VU+ Duo OpenViX device to connect to My Private Network’s VPN should take just a few minutes using our OpenVPN application. Our app connects to the VPN via the SSL protocol. Please note that your VU+ Duo OpenViX device needs to be connected to the Internet and able to browse the web before moving on with the instructions below.

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Getting Started

First of all, please ensure that the OpenVPN plugin is installed in your system. To check on this, use the remote control of your box, press the Menu button and navigate to Setup -> System -> Network -> OpenVPN.
If you have the OpenVPN add-on, you can now proceed to download the required configuration files from the links below:

Alternatively, type these in the Terminal to download the files directly unto the device:



Editing Configuration Files

Note: If you happen to be editing it from a Windows computer, you will need to open the file using Wordpad application. This is because the Notepad app does not recognise Linux line breaks sequence.
Edit the mpnvpn.ovpn file via Terminal as per below or on your computer’s Wordpad/Text editor application.

vi mpnvpn.ovpn

Change remote to the country of your choice. i.e. for our United Kingdom service.

to be

Save the file above as mpnvpn.conf
Note: If you wish to use our Free service, the servername that you need to use is and your connection will be rotated between different countries we have in our Free VPN cluster.
To connect to any of our other servers, (ie. our USA servers) simply change the Server name and rename the Connection name to reflect another location. For a list of server names, please refer to our complete list of servers here.
Next, edit the user.txt file as below:

vi user.txt

USERNAME to be your My Private Network Username
PASSWORD to be your My Private Network Password
Save the changes and exit the editor. Then, save both files to a FAT32 formatted USB stick.

Setting up the VPN Connection

On your Vu+ Duo2 box, plug in the USB stick which you’ve saved the files and SSH into it via Terminal. You may use an SSH client such as PuTTY, Telnet or use an FTP client such as FileZilla.
Note: The default userid is root and there is no password. You will not be able to login into your box via SSH until a password has been set up.
You can do this via Telnet, and type in passwd to set up the password.
You will now need to locate and view the OpenVPN script file.

cat /etc/init.d/openvpn

Once you have the script shown on your screen, see where it is looking for the config file in.

It normally reads /etc/openvpn
Go to this file path. If the openvpn folder is not present, create it there by typing in the command below:

mkdir /etc/openvpn

In this folder, copy the two files previously saved on the USB or downloaded directly to your device:

  • mpnvpn.conf
  • user.txt

I.e The file locations should now be;


Enabling VPN Connection

Using the remote control of your box, navigate to the Openvpn add-on by clicking on the Menu button -> Setup -> System -> Network -> OpenVPN and start the service.
If you get a green Running word displayed on your screen, it means you’ve already connected to our service.

Any Problems?

If you are having problems connecting to the VPN but not sure where exactly it’s failing, launch terminal and type in:
If you have any problems or can’t get connected, first please reboot your system and see if that resolves the problem.

Failing that, please type this command into your Terminal and run the VPN:

tail -f /var/log/syslog

This allows you to see if there is a problem somewhere with the configuration or the VPN is just not routing correctly.
Note: The location of the network connection log might be different.
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