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Our users have written 11 comments and reviews about OpenVPN, and it has gotten 724 likes

OpenVPN was added to AlternativeTo by Xure on Oct 18, 2009 and this page was last updated Jun 19, 2023.

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Andrei O.
Top positive commentMar 17, 2021

Used by many VPN clients (apps and routers alike) underhood, it has been the standard for many years as the de facto protocol for VPN, an alternative that is promising faster speeds and better performance but is currently new is WireGuard.

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Top positive commentMay 22, 2022

The software is great, and the UI is pleasant. When a VPN provider gives you their own crappy client, you can just use this one instead.

The only downside is that it doesn't have a kill-switch. I mean it technically does, but it doesn't work in practice.

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Top negative commentNov 19, 2017

This piece of software is the least user-friendly one you can get for Windows platform. Unless you are majored in computer science you will 100% fail to make it work. The so called "manuals" are basicly a specifications, list of features without any step by step instruction of how to make it work. It seems that this extreme un-userfriendliness and the links to the product are hidden from their website is done on purpose, to push everyone to buy their uncompetitive commercial version of the product (which also requires your CVV code before you even install the product, which is at least suspicious)

save your time and ignore OpenVPN

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Negative commentJun 18, 2023

The application is declared open source, and there are even repositories on github and gitlab. But neither there nor there is it possible to leave bug reports or wishes for the development of the application, just as compiled binaries are not provided. In addition, the application does not support working with the wireguard protocol, that is, it is useless for me.

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Positive commentNov 16, 2021

It is installed on all mobile devices - laptops, and Android and iOS-phones. One click, and I can have in any public wifi network a secure tunnel to my homenetwork, thereby surfing the net protected by my firewall and kept ad-free by PiHole.

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Negative commentAug 13, 2020

It takes creating an online profile to use it - this makes the whole idea of anonymization obsolete

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Wolfram Schmidt
Positive commentMar 6, 2018

It's open source. It's cross platform and it's easy to use/configure

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