The Encrypted Communication Network

Ready to join the Revolution?

If you're ready to join the ECnet Revolution and be part of The Nation here you'll find all you need to know! At the end of this guide you'll be able to surf the ECnet hidden network and the normal Web using the ECnet proxy.
More features and advanced settings are available in our sections: with ECnet you will also be able to Run your own server (and enrich the community with your services and contents), to surf the Tor network without using any Tor Software or the Tor Browser Bundle and connect to ECnet using also the .onion access instead the classic one.
If you want to use ECnet at the 100% and for the best anonymous experience that ECnet is ready to provide you have to visit the ECNET VPN section.

The ECnet Guide

What's ECnet?

What's ECnet? ECnet (Encrypted Communication Network) technically defines itself as a "VPN-based Hidden Network". It offers the possibility to anyone to literally disappear from the internet as we know it, being able to access a new "network" really hidden and inaccessible if not in possession of the necessary requirements.

How to enter ECnet?

ECnet is cross-platform, which means it does not require any special systems or pre-installed programs. Technically, to enter ECnet, you need to have an access key.

What ECnet offers to me?

ECnet, as anticipated at the top of the page, more than a hidden network, becomes a real alternative to the Internet as we know it.
Everything can "run" under ECnet, from the simple WEB server to more complex services up to telephone calls, messaging services: whatever you do, it is constantly encrypted so "illegible by anyone else." On the ethical side, ECnet offers chances to change, if you do not agree with the current restrictions, with the ever-increasing "control" of things, people and activities, ECnet is a solution that allows you to enter a new internet made with different rules: "the safety of those using our network is our priority. We do not need to monitor, categorize or categorize users, we do not need to do any of this.
What we really need is to provide a free, secure and at the same time environment that can provide a real alternative to the network we know.
Into ECnet you will be able with a single provider to surf the ECnet hidden network, the normal web hiding your identity behind the ECnet proxy and to surf the Tor Network without using any Tor Software.

Well, What to do?

The following guide is valid for Windows and Linux systems (Debian, * buntu and all debian-based distributions). Before starting, you need to download the ECnet client.
This guide is for the classic access. so you should download the "openvpn.client.tar/zip" for the Tor access visit the VPN SECTION.
First of all: download the client.ovpn:

At this point it is necessary to replace the hosts file of your computer, we remind you that this operation requires administrator privileges. The client is supplied as an archive (.zip for windows - .tar for Linux), so after downloading it is necessary that the archives are extracted. To do this you can use any program (7z, winrar, tar, gzip .... there are a multitude!)

Windows HOSTS / OpenVPN client

It is possible to access ECnet through a common VPN client, among the most famous, we recommend:

--> OpenVPN: - it's free

It is necessary to replace or partially modify the hosts file. Care about this operation beacuse you should update your hosts file frequently!
You can find the windows hosts file by following this path:


Replace it. To do this, you can open the file with the notepad (always running as an administrator) or with any other favorite editor.
How to run a program as an administrator in windows? It's very simple, go to the program icon, right click and select "Run as administrator". Done :)
You can also copy and paste the hosts file from here:

Linux HOSTS / OpenVPN Client

We also uploaded a simple script that auto-update the hosts file in your system. Use it instead to do it manually! To use it is very very easy, just download it here (you can find it also in the following download window).
Once downloaded the ecnet-updater.tar archive cd into the folder where you saved it (in this example we suppose you save it into the "Download" folder):

cp /home/user/Downloads/ecnet-updater.tar /home/user/Desktop/ecnet-updater.tar

Remeber to replace "user" with your username, at this point you need to exctrat the archive:

tar -xvf ecnet-updater.tar

Now cd into the exctracted folder:

cd updater-ecnet

and run the script with the sudo command (or with root privileges):

sudo ./updater

That's All!, Connect the ECnet hidden network and you've done!

You can also follow the manual instruction

The hosts file in Linux is located in:


To replace it, simply replace the file (always with root privileges). Assume that the hosts file you just downloaded is on your desktop, the path is:

/ home / user (your username) / Desktop / hosts.

At this point it will be enough to open a terminal and type:

sudo cp /home/user/Desktop/hosts /etc/hosts

Obviously if you are not logged in as root, you will be asked to enter your password. You can directly copy and paste the hosts file and edit it from here:

Now, if you have not already done, you have to download and install the openvpn client, again from the terminal:

sudo apt-get install openvpn

After installation, assuming that your .conf file as well as the certificates are in a Desktop folder (which we will call ecnet) the path should be:

/ home / user (your username) / Desktop / ecnet

just open a terminal and type:

cd /home/user/Desktop/ecnet

sudo openvpn ecnet.ovpn &

To verify that everything went well, always from the terminal type:

sudo ifconfig

The tunnel "tun0" or "tun1" should appear (the latter if you are already using another openvpn instance).

Test ECnet

Now you can test ECnet. Open a browser and try. At this point, you should be able to surf the .anon and .clos sites, open your browser and test by visiting one of the following:

--> ecnet.anon
--> thenation.anon

WARNING if you can not visit any of these sites, although you are connected to ECnet in all probability you have not properly configured the hosts file. To verify, type in the browser:(pratically visit the ECNet site by its IP)

If you can visit the ECnet site, 100% is a problem with your hosts file. Therefore we invite you to double check the above step for replacing the hosts file.

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