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How to Setup PureVPN on Arch Linux (PPTP)

Oct 14, 2016
Mar 10, 2020
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Arch Linux is a breath of fresh air for Linux users. It is based mostly on open-source platform with a high percentage of Linux community involvement.


You can now protect your activities on your Arch Linux OS by setting up PureVPN. Here’s how you can go about it:


Things to Consider:

Before you begin, please make sure that:

  • You have a working internet connection
  • Arch Linux 
  • A Premium PureVPN account (if you haven’t bought it yet, click here to buy)

1 Start by accessing the Network Manager, as shown in the picture below.  After accessing Network Manager, select Network Settings.

2 To add a new profile, select ‘+

3 Select VPN.

4 Select PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol)

5 Enter the following information:

  • Name: PureVPN
  • Gateway: Enter PureVPN server address (Complete list of servers can be accessed here)
  • Enter PureVPN Username and Password
  • Click on Advanced

6  Select the following options:

  • Check Point-to-Point Encryption (MPPE)
  • Check all default boxes, that is if they are unchecked in the first place
  • Enable BSD data compression
  • Enable deflate data compression
  • Enable TCP header compression
  • Under Echo, uncheck Send PPP Echo Packet
  • Select Ok

7 Select your newly created PureVPN connection, and use the ‘ON/OFF’ button to connect and disconnect

8 You are now successfully connected to PureVPN!

If you feel we have left out something or want us to add something to this tutorial then feel free to use the comment box below to share your feedback, comments and suggestions.

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  1. @bkuri says:

    Might be worth noting that I was unable to connect until I stopped the UFW service like so:

    $ systemctl stop ufw

    After that everything worked perfectly.