Whenever I try sudo apt-get update I get this error:

W: Failed to fetch https://repo.windscribe.com/ubuntu/dists/bionic/InRelease  Could not connect to repo.windscribe.com:443 (, connection timed out  

The windscribe.com VPN is forbidden in my country. Is there any other way to install winscribe-cli package manually? I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS x86_64.

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    – K7AAY
    Commented May 27, 2020 at 16:21
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    I don't think even after installing Windscribe you'll be able to connect to the VPN. Have you tried the browser extension?
    – Kulfy
    Commented May 27, 2020 at 16:27
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    If installing is forbidden in your country USING it will be impossible. Your government will actively block access to the VPN.
    – Rinzwind
    Commented May 11, 2021 at 10:18

3 Answers 3


i found a solution

  1. visit: https://windscribe.com/guides/linux with your mobile (use an android vpn)

  2. in the website click on "Give Me Binaries" button

  3. download the Windscribe for your linux distro

  4. copy the .deb file to linux and install the downloaded .deb file

  5. open terminal and write this code: windscribe login

  6. enter your user name and password

  7. write this code to connect: windscribe connect

  8. enjoy! 😊


This might not be the mind-blowingly smart answer you'd expect and it obviously doesn't work for downloads via the terminal, but you can use a vpn in the form of a browser extension (Windscribe has one too), then download the Windscribe GUI deb file from your browser, use the dpkg command in the page to install it and use it afterward.


Follow these steps:

  1. Download the ".deb" package from Windscribe Debian package page by clicking on your intended version number.

    • As a note, you can download this resource from another device that has access to download it with the help of a VPN or other tools and then move it to your Ubuntu system.
  2. Then, on your Ubuntu system, run the following command in the directory that you saved the ".deb" package:


Now you can use the Windscribe CLI tool with windscribe commands.


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