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How to Setup L2TP on Xubuntu 19.10

Mar 02, 2021
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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:

Germany: de1.pointtoserver.com
Netherlands: nl1.pointtoserver.com
United Kingdom: ukl1.pointtoserver.com
United States: usil1.pointtoserver.com
United States: ustx1.pointtoserver.com
United States: usca1.pointtoserver.com
United States: usfl1.pointtoserver.com
United States: usny1.pointtoserver.com
United States: uswdc1.pointtoserver.com
Australia: au-sd1.pointtoserver.com

If you are looking to set up PureVPN on Xubuntu 19.10 using the L2TP protocol, you can do so in a few steps by checking out the following guide:

Things to Consider:

Before you begin, please make sure that:

  • You have a working internet connection
  • Linux Xubuntu (This guide uses Linux Xubuntu 19.10 64-bit)
  • A Premium PureVPN account (if you haven’t bought it yet, click here to buy)
1 Go to the “Launcher option and select/open the “Terminal Emulator” from there.

Launch Terminal
2 Now you need to install L2TP packages. Type the following commands one by one:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install xl2tpd

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

sudo apt-get install network-manager-l2tp

3 Click on “Network” option and then select “Edit Connections…” option.

4 Click on the ‘+’ icon to add a VPN connection and select ‘Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)’ from the drop-down list and click on the “Create” button.

5 Insert the following info:

  • Insert Connection name: PureVPN
  • Insert the desired server: Please refer to the server address shared in the above note.
  • Insert Username and Password provided by PureVPN (For further instructions on how to check your active PureVPN username and password click here.)
6 Now, Go to IPsec settings options

  • Check the ‘Enable IPsec tunnel to IPsec host’
  • Pre-share key: 12345678
  • Then specify connection algorithms in the Advanced section:
  • For phase 1= 3des-sha1-modp1024  and
  • For phase 2 = 3des-sha1
  • Enforce UDP Encapsulation: Unchecked
  • Click ‘OK’
IPsec settings
7 Go to PPP settings options

Only allow the following options:


Also, select the following:

  • Allow BSD data compression
  • Allow Deflate data compression
  • Use TCP header compression

Click on “OK”

PPP Settings
8  Click on “Save” and close the “Network Connections” window.

9 Now Click on the Network” Icon, go to the “VPN Connections” tab and click on the newly created VPN connection, to connect to PureVPN.

Go to VPN connections
9 You are connected to PureVPN now!

You are now connected

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