This guide will show you how to set up the ExpressVPN app on Linux Mint. To complete this tutorial, you will need:
- Linux Mint correctly set up
- An active ExpressVPN subscription
Downloading the ExpressVPN app
Sign into your ExpressVPN account and click Set up ExpressVPN. Click on Linux on the left side of the screen, then click to download the Ubuntu packet (64 bit or 32 bit).
Setting up the ExpressVPN app
Open Terminal and navigate to where you downloaded the ExpressVPN app (e.g. cd ~/Downloads/).
Type sudo dpkg -i [file path/file_name]
Type expressvpn activate
Enter your ExpressVPN activation code. You will not be able to see the characters you enter, so be sure to type in the correct code carefully.
You have the option of sending crash reports and other anonymous metrics to help improve ExpressVPN. Hit Y to approve sending reports.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully activated ExpressVPN.
Connecting to a server location
To see a list of recommended locations to connect to, type expressvpn list
To connect to a server, type expressvpn connect [LOCATION]
After connecting to ExpressVPN, you can check your IP address and conduct a DNS leak test to verify you are protected by ExpressVPN.
To disconnect ExpressVPN, type expressvpn disconnect