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About HomeBrewVPN

HomeBrewVPN project is the 100% free demonstration version of TRIMIUM VPN TECHNOLOGY that powers several commercial VPN services which are designed to unblock online audio/video services. HomeBrewVPN helps you access major video and audio streaming web sites that are intended only for USA viewers and other regions such as Japan and South Korea. If you are a subscriber of these services (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and others) and are trying to access content from outside these regions are being blocked, use HomeBrewVPN to get past these blocks and access the content you want.

HomeBrewVPN freemium allows streaming content from these regions at reduced speeds: USA, Japan and South Korea. Paid version allows these regions at full speeds: USA, Canada, UK, Japan, France, Italy, Spain, South Korea, Thailand and Mexico.

HomeBrewVPN VPN service supports PPTP, L2TP, SSTP and OpenVPN protocols. You can configure the VPN on your device (such as an Android device or an iPhone or iPad or Microsoft Windows PCs or tablets) or on your router (such as an ASUS router with built-in VPN client). ASUS RT-N66U and higher model routers are highly recommended because they are easy to set up. Other routers are also supported (DD-WRT, Tomato, pfSense, MikroTik and more). Please note that most routers do not support SSTP. 

HomeBrewVPN values your privacy. Your browsing activity is not monitored and no information is kept or sold to anyone. There are no "plug-ins" or "questionable software" to install. HomeBrewVPN is absolutely free to use.

So why is the service free? Is your data being collected? 

HomeBrewVPN is the free, demonstration version of a commercially available VPN service. The connection speed on the free version is dynamically limited between 256 kbps and 512 kbps (good enough to stream Netflix at 244p to 480p).

The paid service unlimited speed and up to 4K video and optionally offers additional content channels (such as BBC iPlayer, ITV and more). If you have a good connection and a good VPN client, you should be able to stream videos in HD (720p), Full HD (1080p) and Ultra HD (4K/4K Dolby Vision and HDR10).

Some people are unable to afford a paid VPN service or do not use a VPN enough to justify the cost of a paid service. Others are unable to pay for a VPN because of government restrictions and therefore HomeBrewVPN is a perfect "no cost" solution. 

HomeBrewVPN believes that if you are able to use the free service successfully, and would like to stream in high definition video, you will become a paid subscriber and enjoy all the benefits of more content and super fast speeds. HomeBrewVPN does not monitor or store or report your data, whether you use the free or paid version.

If you like the project but do not wish to subscribe, consider sending in a donation whenever you can. Click here to donate with PayPal. Your voluntary donation will keep the project active. Even if you can not contribute funds for the project, let HomeBrewVPN know what you think of the service. Your feedback allows the project to be improved based on customer experiences.

How to use HomeBrewVPN

HomeBrewVPN is easy to set up. Use your device's settings to set up a new VPN connection. You can use the built-in VPN client on your device (PC, Mac, iOS, Android, etc.) OR set up a VPN router (such as ASUS RT-N66U) as a VPN client and connect your devices to this router wired or wirelessly. This is easy to do. If you require help, contact using the email address listed below.

VPN Server Information:

Server type: PPTP or L2TP, SSTP or OpenVPN

For access to USA content:
Server address: server1.homebrewvpn.com
Username: homebrewvpn-us
Password: homebrewvpn

For access to Japan content:
Server address: server1.homebrewvpn.com
Username: homebrewvpn-jp1
Password: homebrewvpn

For access to South Korea content:
Server address: server1.homebrewvpn.com
Username: homebrewvpn-kr1
Password: homebrewvpn

Recommended protocols:

Fastest protocols: 
  OpenVPN: Good choice for long distance connections.
: Another good choice for long distance connections. Works with simple routers.

  PPTP: Use only if L2TP is not available or compatible with your device.

Most secure protocols: 
  OpenVPN: Widely supported across many operating systems/devices.
  SSTP: Supported only by Microsoft Windows and few VPN enabled routers.

Best protocols for China, Iran, Oman, Russia, Turkey, U.A.E. and others: 
  SSTP: Able to bypass most firewall restrictions due to the use of HTTPS.


PPTP users: No encryption or 40-bit encryption or 128-bit encryption is supported.
L2TP users: Optional shared key (required by iOS devices): 12345678
SSTP users: Download the SSTP certificate file here. Import the certificate into your Windows client by using File Explorer. Locate the downloaded certificate file. Right click on the file and click "Install Certificate". Then click "Open" if prompted. Select "Local Machine" when prompted by the Certificate Import Wizard. Click "Next". Select "Place all certificates in the following store". Click "Browse". Click on "Trusted Root Certification Authorities". Click "OK". Click "Next". Click "Finish". Create a new SSTP VPN client in Windows Settings and use the username and password (see above).

OpenVPN users: Download the OpenVPN configuration file here (latest version 2022-01-26). Import the .ovpn file into your OpenVPN client and configure the username and password (see above). Use password "homebrewvpn" for the client private key (if prompted).

Apple Mac/iMac/OS X/iOS users: Apple has removed support for PPTP therefore L2TP is the best option. In your VPN set up, click on Advanced and place a mark on "Send all traffic over VPN connection". Failure to do so will not allow the VPN to work for you. OpenVPN can be used, but requires a 3rd party download.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the paid service cost and what is included?
The paid subscription service costs $7.95 USD per month and allows access to all USA audio/video streaming services at full speed. There is no yearly or lifetime payment option. 

What streaming sites are supported?
HomeBrewVPN allows you to stream audio/video from the following countries: USA, Canada, UK, Japan, France, Italy, Spain, South Korea, Thailand and Mexico.

Can I sign up for USA (or another region) but switch to another region?
No. You can not switch regions. You can cancel an account and start up another account for another region.

Can HomeBrewVPN be used for torrents?
Yes. Torrents are supported.

Can I use HomeBrewVPN for illegal activity?
No. This service is for audio/video streaming and torrents only. In case of crime investigation, we cooperate with the law.

Does HomeBrewVPN provide software and/or app for my computer or phone?
No. The reason is that most operating systems have a good support for OpenVPN through the OpenVPN app and also built-in VPN clients and thus it is not necessary to create one specific for HomeBrewVPN.

Does HomeBrewVPN support audio/video streaming regions of other countries? 
Yes. Regions include: USA, Canada, UK, Japan, France, Italy, Spain, South Korea, Thailand and Mexico. More regions are added when available. Some of these regions are available on the paid version only.

What payment methods does HomeBrewVPN accept?
PayPal and Credit Card and Money Orders. Cryptocurrency, gift cards and other forms of money are not currently accepted.

Other questions? Comments? Want to upgrade?

Send an email message to homebrewvpn@gmail.com.

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