Connecting directly to PenguinVPN 2.0 in Fedora

Confused about something or prefer a visual guide? Watch the PenguinVPN 2.0 setup tutorial for Fedora 37-38+. These directions work with at least Fedora 37 & 38 and will likely work with future releases as well. If you feel they need updating please contact support.

1. If you don't yet have a subscription to PenguinVPN 2.0 service you'll need to get a subscription and select the OpenVPN protocol
2. Once purchased you'll receive an email with a compressed file that you'll need to download called PenguinVPN-2-OpenVPN-Keys.tar.gz (this contains your subscription keys/credentials to login to the VPN service)
3. Download the PenguinVPN 2.0 configuration files from
4. Open your file manager and extract the contents of the tar.gz files.
5. Move the files in the PenguinVPN-2-OpenVPN-Keys folder and PenguinVPN-2-OpenVPN-TPE-R1200-R1300-Router-Configuration/etc/openvpn directory to the .cert directory (make this .cert directory in your home folder if it does not exist, if you click the three little lines icon in the top right you will see an option to Show Hidden Files, as folders with a period are hidden by default, you can then right click on the white area within and select create new folder)
6. Click on the network applet in the top right corner of the screen
7. Then select the cogwheel (settings) to access the settings control center
8. Under Network click the + icon next to VPN
9. Select Import from file... and find the ovpn file in the .cert directory previously extracted (in your home folder there should be a .cert directory that is not visible.. so to access it hold down the left ctrl key and then hit the l key on the keyboard to bring up a location box in the open dialog window, then type .cert into the location box and hit enter to enter this hidden directory and select the .ovpn file)
10. Click Open
11. Enter PenguinVPN for the name
12. Click Add
13. Open a terminal and run the following command (click Activities in the top left and search for terminal then click to open)

restorecon -R -v ~/.cert

14. Use the on/off / connect button to turn on the VPN via the network applet or the drop down arrow in the top right corner of the screen

If everything worked then you should see some other city/state/country when you check out what your IP address is. To do that visit a site like