Tunnel Bear and Open VPN

I know I should switch VPN providers, Tunnel Bear has extremely limited Linux support. It does run on OpenVPN I’m wondering if anyone has experience setting up tunnel bear through the network manager. New to arch-based distros but I’ve used fedora for years. Im lost I can’t get it to work for nothing.


I’m not sure why you’re putting yourself through this. Other providers make it easier from the start.

If it’s because tunnelbear has free monthly bandwidth, then there’s both Windscribe (very generous amount at fast speeds) and Proton (unlimited but slow).

Probably not the answer you are looking for, but this is the real solution, even if you get it to work.
Also, take a look at this, if you will:

its probably the move

Went with surfshark thanks.

Wow! Are you serious? Like, to each their own, and you do what you want, but neither me nor techlore recommend surfshark. Why did you choose that one?

I’ve heard good things, mainly it can really cheap, and you can do everything in the terminal which is what I was looking for.

This is only if you pay for two years in advance. The reason WeVPN is in my “not recommended” list is because I paid for a year in advance and after a month, it no longer unblocked geo-locked sites and services and would often be slow or fail to connect.

I can’t remember what exactly put surfshark on the same list, but I just know to stay away from them.

I think proton can do this as well. Possibly Mullvad, too.

Not with Tunnel Bear’s but with .ovpn config files from another VPN provider.

The steps to follow would be pretty much as described in the link you have posted.

See also: https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/OpenVPN#NetworkManager-native_VPN_configuration

What DE are you using?