How to setup a UK VPN Server with Virtual Location / IP from another Country like Germany or NA


I want to set up a VPN, the server should be located in the UK, but the IP address should be taken from another server in another country.
e.g. I connect via IPSEC/L2TP to my UK VPN server, but get a US IP on the client.

How can this type of VPN be set up?


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Hey @333,

In short, you will not be able to use an IP from another location because our IPs are data center specific and geolocated to the location. An IP in Frankfurt will geolocate to Germany. However, there are a few things you can do to work around this.

You can spin up another Linode in the data center you want the IP and create an IPSEC/L2TP connection between the two. I added a link to one of our guides explaining how to set up tinc. Tinc is excellent because it allows you to connect several Linodes in different data centers and communicate over the public internet, but it uses private addresses.

How to Set up tinc, a Peer-to-Peer VPN

One other option is to use a Tor browser, which will anonymize your local computer's web traffic – No Linode is needed. The link below will take you to Tor's website, and it explains how to download and use the browser.

Tor Project

I hope this helps.


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