Ubuntu/Mint OpenVPN on Network Manager

Download the SlickVPN crt file here

(Please rename the file from SlickVPNcrt to SlickVPN.crt)

1. Open the terminal
2. Install the network manager openvpn by typing the following into the terminal:

sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn and hit Return or Enter

sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn-gnome  and hit Return or Enter

3. Once the installation is complete, restart the Network Manager by disabling and enabling networking


4. Click on the Network Manager Icon (two arrows), click Edit Connections. Click the ‘Add’ button in the Network Connections window


5. Click Create to create a new VPN interface; Choose OpenVPN for Connections type

ubuntumint6-a        ubuntumint6-b

 6. In the Editing VPN connection window, Enter the following details:

  1. Connection name: SlickVPN
  2. Gateway: gw1.mia4.slickvpn.com or choose a gateway from here
  3. Type: Password
  4. Username:  SlickVPN Username
  5. Password:  SlickVPN Main Password
  6. CA Certificate: slickvpn.crt



7. Click Advanced near the bottom of the window.

In the General tab

  1. Custom gateway port: 443 or 8888
  2. [Optional]: Use TCP connection



The Security tab

Cipher: AES-256-CBC

Click OK;

Click Save


8. Click the Network icon in the menu bar and activate the VPN. Enter the system password, if prompted.