How to Set Up and Use ExpressVPN on Ubuntu Studio

To set up ExpressVPN on your Ubuntu Studio machine, you'll need to use ExpressVPN's native application for Linux. That means you'll end up with a command-line application, giving you access to high-end protocols and all 3,000+ ExpressVPN servers.

That said, we have to note that ExpressVPN isn't officially supported on Ubuntu Studio. Even though it works without a hitch, you won't be able to rely on ExpressVPN's support in terms of questions directly related to Ubuntu Studio.

We'll also add that ExpressVPN works on any modern version of Ubuntu Studio. Still, to prevent any potential technical issues from happening, it's always a good idea to update your operating system. Once you do so, here's how to set up ExpressVPN on Ubuntu Studio.

How to Set Up ExpressVPN on Ubuntu Studio

To get started with ExpressVPN on your Ubuntu Studio machine, you need to subscribe and then download the VPN app. These are the steps you should take:

1. Subscribe to ExpressVPN using your computer and any Web browser.

2. After subscribing, click "My Account" using the top-placed main menu on ExpressVPN's site. Provide your credentials and access your online dashboard.

Signing In to ExpressVPN Website

3. Navigate to Set Up Other Devices > Linux. On the right side, pick "Ubuntu 32-bit" or "Ubuntu 64-bit" and use the "Download" button to download ExpressVPN.

Downloading ExpressVPN on Linux

4. Now, launch the Terminal Emulator on your Ubuntu Studio and navigate to the folder where the newly-downloaded file is found. By default, it’s in the Downloads folder. So, use this command: cd ~/Downloads/

5. Then, install the app using the following command: "sudo dpkg -i [file_name]." 

Installing ExpressVPN on Ubuntu Studio

6. Proceed to begin activating ExpressVPN using the "expressvpn activate" command. 

Activating ExpressVPN on Ubuntu Studio OS

7. When asked for an activation code, copy it from your ExpressVPN dashboard. Also, decide if you’d like to submit anonymous data. Answer with Y or N. That's it!

How to Use ExpressVPN on Ubuntu Studio

Like most VPNs, ExpressVPN provides a CLI app. That means you'll use commands to preview its servers and establish your VPN session. So, here's how to use ExpressVPN on Ubuntu Studio:

1. To connect to a server, use the following command: expressvpn connect

2. To disconnect from a server, use this command: expressvpn disconnect

3. To pick a specific server, input the "expressvpn list" command. Check out the table displayed in the Terminal Emulator window. You’ll see three columns: Alias, Country, and Location. To connect, use this command: expressvpn connect [COUNTRY/LOCATION].

Listing All ExpressVPN Servers on Ubuntu Studio OS
Tip

Let’s say you want to connect to a server in the Netherlands. To connect to any server there, go with - expressvpn connect Netherlands. To connect to a specific city, use – expressvpn connect "Netherlands – Amsterdam" (or – expressvpn connect nlam, where 'NLAM' is a code for that particular server). 

7. We also recommend trying out the following command: man expressvpn. At this moment, you’ll see ExpressVPN’s manual, with all its supported commands. 

Final Thoughts

Without a single doubt, your decision to get ExpressVPN for Ubuntu Studio will help you secure and protect sensitive information on your computer. However, you probably have other devices to handle as well. That said, our guide on how to set up ExpressVPN on all its supported devices will tell you what to do next.

We really do believe that ExpressVPN is the best choice for Ubuntu Studio. But if you want to check other options, here's our guide to the best VPN for Linux.

FAQ

Does ExpressVPN Work on Ubuntu Studio?

Even though ExpressVPN doesn't support Ubuntu Studio specifically, it offers a Linux app that works on Ubuntu Studio without any issues whatsoever.

How Do I Get ExpressVPN on Ubuntu Studio?

You get ExpressVPN on Ubuntu Studio by signing up for the VPN. Then, download the VPN app for Linux from its website and install it on your Ubuntu Studio machine.

We're sure you'll want more detailed steps. That said, all you have to do is scroll up and learn how to set up ExpressVPN on your computer.

Does ExpressVPN Have a GUI on Ubuntu Studio?

No, ExpressVPN doesn't have a GUI on Ubuntu Studio. It's a CLI-based application instead. Still, you can find GitHub projects that help you get a GUI for ExpressVPN.

Does ExpressVPN Work with OpenVPN on Ubuntu Studio?

Yes, ExpressVPN supports OpenVPN on Ubuntu Studio. You can choose from OpenVPN UDP and OpenVPN TCP. There's also another protocol on board (Lightway).

That’s it when it comes to setting up ExpressVPN on Ubuntu Studio. If you have any questions on your mind, share them via the comments section below. Lastly, thank you for reading! 

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