HOW TO ADD & SET UP THE PIA FOR OPENELEC VPN ADD-ON ON PROMETHEUS

Setting up a VPN on your Prometheus very simple thanks to the efforts of XBMC developer @metal_kettle who has built an add-on called PIA (Private Internet Access) which can be applied in a just a few simple steps.

First things first you’re going to need to create an account with PIA, head over to Private Internet Access website to create an account. The cost for a PIA account is $6.95/month or $39.95 for the year.

Once you’ve got your PIA account set up, head over to your Prometheus box and boot it up.

STEP 1: FROM THE MAIN MENU, HIT THE DOWN ARROW ON YOUR KEYBOARD TO BRING UP THE SMART MENU, SCROLL DOWN TILL YOU SEE ADDONS.

STEP2: NOW CLICK ON ADD-ONS > GET ADD-ONS

STEP3: SCROLL THROUGH THE LIST OF REPOSITORIES TILL YOU SEE THE REPO FOR METALKETTLES ADDON REPOSITORY CLICK ENTER TO OPEN IT UP.

STEP4: YOU NOW NEED TO SCROLL DOWN TO PROGRAM ADD-ONS AND CLICK ENTER.

STEP5: LOCATE THE PIA FOR OPENELEC ADD-ON AND CLICK ENTER.

STEP6: CLICK INSTALL ON THE LEFT AND LET THE ADD-ON DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL. (NOTE, I ALREADY HAVE IT INSTALLED SO WHERE THE IMAGE BELOW SAYS UNINSTALL YOURS WILL SAY INSTALL…) ONCE DONE, PRESS ESC TO RETURN TO THE MAIN SCREEN.

STEP7: YOU NOW NEED TO HIT THE DOWN ARROW ON THE KEYBOARD TO BRING UP THE SMART MENU AND SCROLL DOWN TO PROGRAM ADD-ONS, CLICK ENTER TO OPEN IT UP.

STEP8: FROM THE LIST OF ADD-ONS SCROLL THROUGH TILL YOU FIND PIA FOR OPENELEC WHICH YOU JUST DOWNLOADED. CLICK ENTER TO OPEN IT UP.

STEP9: CLICK THE TOP LINK TO SET UP YOUR ACCOUNT. FROM HERE YOU WILL NEED TO ENTER YOUR ACCOUNT DETAILS WHICH YOU CREATED AT THE BEGINNING ON THE PIA WEBSITE. IF YOU HAVE NOT YET DONE SO, HEAD OVER TO THEIR SITE AND CREATE AN ACCOUNT. SET UP A PIA ACCOUNT. ONCE YOU’VE ENTERED YOUR CREDENTIALS YOU SHOULD NOW BE BACK AT THE PIA SCREEN LIKE BELOW.

STEP10: IF YOU HAVE ENTERED YOUR ACCOUNT DETAILS CORRECTLY YOU CAN NOW SWITCH ON THE PIA VPN BY SCROLLING DOWN TO OPENELEC SETTINGS AND CLICKING ENTER.

STEP11: SCROLL DOWN TO CONNECTIONS WHICH WILL THEN BRING UP YOUR CURRENT CONNECTION WITH YOUR ACTUAL IP ADDRESS AND BELOW THAT WILL BE THE LIST OF VPN’S WHICH YOU CAN APPLY. SIMPLY SELECT ONE AND CLICK ENTER TO CONNECT. ALLOW A SECOND OR TWO FOR IT LOAD AND THEN YOU SHOULD NOW BE CONNECTED TO THE VPN THAT YOU SELECTED.

STEP12: YOU CAN CHECK YOUR CURRENT IP BY HEADING OVER TO THE PIA FOR OPENELEC SETTINGS AGAIN AND SCROLLING DOWN TO THE CHECK MY IP LOCATION WHICH WILL THEN DISPLAY YOUR CONNECTED IP, IF DONE CORRECTLY IT WILL DISPLAY THE NETWORK YOU CHOSE IN THE PREVIOUS STEP. JOB DONE, ENJOY YOUR FREEDOM!

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    Clinton May 12, 2015 at 2:04 am

    I followed the steps listed then checked my IP addres online to observe that they do not match up.I connected to the UK but my IP adress is showing my local area in the state that I live.

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    Larrin August 18, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    This is great but how do we make it auto connect at boot. Should not have to manually connect each time.

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