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Setup Guide for Ubuntu

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Starting June 15th, 2021, PureVPN will discontinue offering support for PPTP, L2TP, and SSTP protocols on the majority of VPN locations.

However, at the popular request of our users, we will continue to support the following locations for users to connect using PPTP, L2TP, and SSTP protocols:

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Australia: au-sd1.pointtoserver.com

If you’re having a hard time setting up PureVPN on Linux Ubuntu supported devices, here’s a guide on how you can do it in the right and easiest way. Connect and stay secure on the web.

PPTP Configuration Guide for Ubuntu

1 Select the following options:

  • Click on “Network Connection Icon”
  • Go to “VPN Connections” and select “Configure VPN…”

2 Click on “Add”

Click on "Add"

3 Click on drop down menu

Click on drop down menu

4 Select “Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)” and click “Create”

Select "Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)" and click "Create"

5 Select the following options:

  • Enter “Connection name:” PureVPN PPTP
  • Enter desired server in “Gateway”
  • Insert the desired server: Please refer to the server address shared in the above note.
  • Enter Username provided by PureVPN
  • Enter Password provided by PureVPN
  • Click on “Advanced”

 Select the following options:  Enter "Connection name:" PureVPN PPTP Enter desired server in "Gateway" Insert the desired server: Please refer to the server address shared in the above note. Enter Username provided by PureVPN Enter Password provided by PureVPN Click on "Advanced"

6 Select the following options:

  • Use Point-to-Point encryption (MPPE)
  • Allow BSD data compression
  • Allow Deflate data compression
  • Use TCP header compression
  • Uncheck “EAP”
  • Click “OK”

 Select the following options:  Use Point-to-Point encryption (MPPE) Allow BSD data compression Allow Deflate data compression Use TCP header compression Uncheck "EAP" Click "OK"

7 Click on “Save…” and close the “Network Connections” window

Click on "Save..." and close the "Network Connections" window

8  Select the following options:

  • Click on “Network Connection Icon”
  • Go to “VPN Connections” and select newly created “PureVPN PPTP” connection

 Select the following options:  Click on "Network Connection Icon" Go to "VPN Connections" and select newly created "PureVPN PPTP" connection

9 You are successfully connected now. Enjoy the FREEDOM!!

10  Select the following options:

  • To disconnect VPN. Click on “Network Connection Icon”
  • Go to “VPN Connections” and select “Disconnect VPN”

L2TP Configuration Guide for Ubuntu

1 Open “Terminal”

Open "Terminal"

2 To install L2TP dependencies type following commands one by one:

  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install network-manager-l2tp
  • sudo apt-get install network-manager-l2tp-gnome

3 Click the “Network” icon in top right corner and choose Settings button in bottom left corner.

 Click the "Network" icon in top right corner and choose Settings button in bottom left corner.

4 Click the plus (+) icon on your right to add new VPN connection.

 Click the plus (+) icon on your right to add new VPN connection.

5 Select “Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)” as your connection type.

Select "Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)" as your connection type.

6 Enter the following information:

  • Name:Enter a name for the connection you are adding, i.e. PureVPN
  • Insert the desired server: Please refer to the server address shared in the above note.
  • User name: Enter your PureVPN user name
  • Password:Enter your PureVPN password

Enter the following information:  Name:Enter a name for the connection you are adding, i.e. PureVPN Insert the desired server: Please refer to the server address shared in the above note. User name: Enter your PureVPN user name Password:Enter your PureVPN password

7 Click “IPsec Settings…”

  • Tick “Enable IPsec tunnel to L2TP host” and enter Pre-shared key: “12345678“.

Then specify connection algorithms in Advanced section:

  • for phase 1= 3des-sha1-modp1024  and
  •  for phase 2 = 3des-sha1
  • Сlick “OK”

Click "IPsec Settings..."  Tick "Enable IPsec tunnel to L2TP host" and enter Pre-shared key: "12345678".  Then specify connection algorithms in Advanced section:  for phase 1= 3des-sha1-modp1024  and  for phase 2 = 3des-sha1 Сlick "OK"

Now Click “PPP Settings…”

Tick “Use Point to Point Encryption (MPPE)”

Then check/tick the following:

  • Allow BSD data compression
  • Allow Deflate data compression
  • Use TCP header compression
  • Сlick “OK” and then click “Add” in the top right corner.

Now Click "PPP Settings…"  Tick "Use Point to Point Encryption (MPPE)"  Then check/tick the following:  Allow BSD data compression Allow Deflate data compression Use TCP header compression Сlick "OK" and then click "Add" in the top right corner.

7 Enable your VPN by swiping the toggle.

 Enable your VPN by swiping the toggle.

8 You are now connected to PureVPN!

SSTP Configuration Guide for Ubuntu

Here is how you can set up PureVPN on Ubuntu using the SSTP protocol. We have split the process into two steps:

Step1: Download and Install required packages
Step2: Configure SSTP protocol

Here we go:

Step1: Download and Install required packages

Open the Terminal Window and run the following commands step by step:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:eivnaes/network-manager-sstp

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install network-manager-sstp  sstp-client

 

Make sure you have downloaded the following packages:

For 64-bit:

network-manager-sstp-gnome_1.2.6-0ubuntu3_amd64.deb

sstp-client_1.0.13-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb

libsstp-api-0-dev_1.0.13-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb

For 32-bit:

network-manager-sstp-gnome_1.2.6-0ubuntu3_i386.deb

libsstp-api-0_1.0.13-0ubuntu1_i386.deb

sstp-client_1.0.13-0ubuntu1_i386.deb

* After installing packages. Reboot your system.

Step2: Configure SSTP protocol

1 Click on “Network Manager Icon”

2 Go to “VPN Connections” and select “Configure VPN…”

Go to "VPN Connections" and select "Configure VPN..."

3 Click on “Add”

Click on "Add"

4 Click on drop down menu

Click on drop down menu

5 Select “Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP)” and click “Create”

Select "Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP)" and click "Create"

6 Do the following:

  • Enter Connection Name “PureVPN SSTP”
  • Insert the desired server: Please refer to the server address shared in the above note.
  • Enter Username provided by PureVPN
  • Enter Password provided by PureVPN
  • Check “Ignore certificate warnings”
  • Click on “Advanced”

Do the following:  Enter Connection Name "PureVPN SSTP" Insert the desired server: Please refer to the server address shared in the above note. Enter Username provided by PureVPN Enter Password provided by PureVPN Check "Ignore certificate warnings" Click on "Advanced"

7 Do the following:

  • Uncheck “Use Point-to-Point encryption (MPPE)”
  • Check the following options:
  • Allow BSD Data compression
  • Allow Deflate data compression
  • Use TCP header compression
  • Send PPP echo packets
  • Click on “OK”

Do the following:  Uncheck "Use Point-to-Point encryption (MPPE)" Check the following options: Allow BSD Data compression Allow Deflate data compression Use TCP header compression Send PPP echo packets Click on "OK"

8 Click on “Save” and close the “Network connections” window

Click on "Save" and close the "Network connections" window

9 Do the following:

  • Click on “Network Connection Icon”
  • Go to VPN Connections and select Newly created “PureVPN SSTP” connection

Do the following:  Click on "Network Connection Icon" Go to VPN Connections and select Newly created "PureVPN SSTP" connection

10 You are connected now. Enjoy the FREEDOM!!

You are connected now. Enjoy the FREEDOM!!

11 To disconnect VPN

  • Click on “Network Connection Icon”
  • Go to VPN Connections and select “Disconnect VPN”

To disconnect VPN  Click on "Network Connection Icon" Go To disconnect VPN  Click on "Network Connection Icon" Go to VPN Connections and select "Disconnect VPN"to VPN Connections and select "Disconnect VPN"

OpenVPN Configuration Guide for Ubuntu

In this guide, you will learn how to configure PureVPN on Ubuntu using OpenVPN protocol.

1 Click on Dash, Search for Terminal and open it.

Click on Dash, Search for Terminal and open it.

2 Insert command:

 sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn

and hit enter

 Insert command:   sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn  and hit enter

3  Type “Y” and hit enter to continue.

Type "Y" and hit enter to continue.

Now Insert Command: 

sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn
sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn-gnome

4  Once installation completes, close Terminal and download the required OpenVPN File from here

Once installation completes, close Terminal and download the required OpenVPN File from here

5  Extract the downloaded file.

Extract the downloaded file.

6 Do the following:

  • Click on “Network Connection Icon…”
  • Go to VPN Connections and select “Configure VPN…”

Do the following:  Click on "Network Connection Icon..." Go to VPN Connections and select "Configure VPN..."

7  Click on “Add”

Click on "Add"

8 Click on drop down menu.

 Click on drop down menu.

9 Select “OpenVPN” and click “Create”

Select "OpenVPN" and click "Create"

10 Insert the following info:

  • Enter Connection name: PureVPN OpenVPN
  • Enter desired Gateway: Open .ovpn file from OpenVPN folder to get the server address
  • Select Type: Password from drop-down menu
  • Enter Username provided by PureVPN
  • Enter Password provided by PureVPN
  • Click on the folder icon from CA Certificate

Insert the following info:  Enter Connection name: PureVPN OpenVPN Enter desired Gateway: Open .ovpn file from OpenVPN folder to get the server address Select Type: Password from drop-down menu Enter Username provided by PureVPN Enter Password provided by PureVPN Click on the folder icon from CA Certificate

11 Go to OpenVPN downloads folder, select ca.crt and click “Open”

12 Click on “Advanced.”

 Go to OpenVPN downloads folder, select ca.crt and click "Open"  <span class="su-dropcap su-dropcap-style-default" style="font-size:0em">12</span> Click on "Advanced."

13 From General tab select following options:

  • Check Use custom gateway port: For UDP insert 53 and For TCP insert 80
  • Check Use LZO data compression

Note: For TCP connection select “Use a TCP connection”

14 From Security tab select following options:

  • From Cipher: Select AES-256-CBC or desired encryption
  • From HMAC Authentication: Select SHA-1

15 Form TLS Authentication tab:

  • Select Use additional TLS authentication
  • Click on folder icon next to Key File

16 Go to OpenVPN downloaded folder, select Wdc.key and click “Open”

17 Do the following:

  • Select “1” from Key Direction
  • Click on “OK”

18 Click on “Save…” and close the “Network Connections” window

Click on "Save..." and close the "Network Connections" window

19 Now:

  • Click on “Network Connection Icon…”
  • Go to VPN Connections and select the newly created “PureVPN OpenVPN” connection.

Now:  Click on "Network Connection Icon..." Go to VPN Connections and select the newly created "PureVPN OpenVPN" connection.

20 You are connected now. Enjoy the FREEDOM!

You are connected now. Enjoy the FREEDOM!

To disconnect VPN:

  • Click on “Network Connection Icon.”
  • Go to VPN Connections and select “Disconnect VPN”

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