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How to use my own VPN server on FireStick

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By LicQuyd, Junior Member on 6th June 2019, 11:35 PM
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Hello,

I have my own VPN located in the states.

I want to use it on my FireStick but I can not figure out how to set it up.

I checked the forums and most point to use a VPN app but I do not want to use a third party VPN, just my own.

It's a basic VPN, nothing special.

Is there any app for this or can it be done with just the firestick settings?

Sorry if there is already a post on this but I could not find it.

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7th June 2019, 12:45 AM |#2  
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I found this: https://seo-michael.co.uk/how-to-ins...-ipvanish-vpn/

It covers both third-party and custom VPNs

Hope that helps!
7th June 2019, 01:49 AM |#3  
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Thanks for the link, but it does not seem to have instruction on how to use my own VPN, just pointing to IPVanish and other third party VPNs
7th June 2019, 02:11 AM |#4  
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Duh! You are correct! Helps to keep reading...lol
7th June 2019, 02:12 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by n8wwd

Duh! You are correct! Helps to keep reading...lol

Yeah, I have been looking for months for a solution, can't find it!
7th June 2019, 02:36 AM |#6  
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I will NOT be defeated!!! That's something that should be known anyway!!
7th June 2019, 06:13 AM |#7  
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Ok! Check this out! https://vpntips.com/fire-tv-vpn-install/

Now, it does mention OpenVPN but that's only for the binary files the fire device needs, since it's not built in.

It does mention a third party again, but since you own your own server, you should know what information is needed for the remaining steps.

Give it a whirl and let us know the results! It just may spark an interest in creating our own home-brewed VPN Server on some old PC laying around!
8th June 2019, 05:36 PM |#8  
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Just FYI I found the fire stick hardware to be a limiting factor in connection speed. I was not able to get over 30 mbps on the stick with a VPN. I tried many different vpns and apps and it came down to simply the stick is not powerful enough to do the encryption faster than 30mbps.
A work around was getting a router that is hardware capable dedicated for the stick.
8th June 2019, 07:30 PM |#9  
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You can also buy a cheap router that supports VPN like I did.
Simply connect one end of a LAN cable to the WAN port of the new router and the other to any LAN port of your existing one.
Then set up the new router and configure the VPN settings.
Managed to get mine set up and running in less than 15 minutes.

Here's the router I bought, running fine whilst still receiving updates with security patches:
https://www.amazon.com/Wireless-N300...-13&th=1&psc=1
9th June 2019, 10:55 AM |#10  
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I use PIA just download the right version and side loaded seems to run great simple interface
10th July 2019, 03:59 AM |#11  
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I use PIA just download the right version and side loaded seems to run great simple interface

I don't want to use a third-party VPN server. I have my own located in the USA and i'm in Canada, and I want to use that one.

I can't seem to figure out how to set it up on the device itself, but I could use another router....but I don't want all my devices to use VPN, just a few.


Anyone out there know? I'm stumped
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