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Surfshark has developed a GUI VPN for Linux! – Linux and Unix

VPN companies haven’t messed up Linux with a graphical interface for their VPN solution. As far as I know, only Swedish OVPN and Mullvad provided a graphical interface for Linux users (there are probably a few that I don’t know of) most of whom need to use the device to handle. Those who like to take advantage of it don’t mind, but someone else who wants it smoothly, so to speak, appreciates companies that put a little love on Linux users. So these things are worth paying attention to :)

But now Surfshark, a reliable and stable VPN provider I’ve used for a long time along with OVPN (to be able to use iPlayer) has joined the crowd that puts some energy into Linux users.
It’s fast, it’s only marginally “slower” than OVPN. As most people know, the connection encryption makes it a little slower when downloading. Although I use OVPN Vilfo’s VPN router with OVPN’s VPN on the bottom, so to speak, I find around 390-420 Mbit/s on my 500 Mbit line, towards the nearest server in Stockholm. Against London, I get the same thing (measured with speedtest.net) but with a higher ping (34ms) which is remarkably fast considering I have a working VPN then : a
With surfshark’s browser extension it happens sometimes, not often but nevertheless, that it loses connection (Firefox), but I haven’t tested it yet with this app.
However, there seems to be at least one bug that I’ve noticed in debian-based MX-Linux. in another meaning. When I unplug the wave cannon, I have to stop and start the network connection for it to go and surf again. But it could be because of something kidding that, like I said, I’m running a dual VPN when I start Surfsharks as well.
You could add that it uses the new Wireguard protocol (which is faster) by default, but you can switch to OpenVPN if you want.

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But anyway for those who are interested in using Surfshark’s VPN in Linux, here is a tip if you don’t want to stick with the device and run it..


Edited by Hackinger

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