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How to Setup PureVPN L2TP on MX Linux 19.1

Jun 04, 2020
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The following is required for L2TP-VPN client to work on MX Linux:

Things to Consider:

  1. You have a working internet connection
  2. MX Linux 19.1 (64 bit) Supported Device.
  3. A Premium PureVPN account (If you haven’t bought yet click 👉here to buy)
Find your VPN credentials for manual configuration.

To find your VPN credentials log into the PureVPN members area. Click 👉 here to visit member area.

  • Login to the Member area using your PureVPN registered email address and password.
  • From manage account section, go to the Subscriptions tab.
  • On Subscription tab scroll down to be able to view your VPN credentials
  • You will be able to see and copy your VPN credentials.
  • Note down your PureVPN username and click the Eye icon to make your password visible and use it in the manual configuration.
How to connect PureVPN manually on MX Linux 19.1
  • Go to the Launcher option and select/open the Xfce Terminal from there
Go to the Launcher option and select/open the “Xfce Terminal” from there
  • Now you need to install L2TP packages. Type the following commands one by one:
1. sudo apt-get update
2. sudo apt-get install network-manager-l2tp-gnome network-manager-strongswan libstrongswan-standard-plugins libstrongswan-extra-plugins
3. sudo apt-get install network-manager-l2tp
4. sudo apt-get install xl2tpd
  • Click Ethernet Network Connections icon then VPN Connections and then select Add a VPN Connection… option.
Click on “Ethernet Network Connections” Icon then “VPN Connections” and then select “Add a VPN Connection…” option.
  • Select Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) from the drop-down list under the VPN Connection Type and click the Create button.
Select ‘Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)’ from the drop-down list under the VPN Connection Type and click on the “Create” button.
  • Insert the following info:
  • Insert Connection name: PureVPN.
  • Insert the desired server: Please refer to the server address shared in the above note.
    1. Germany: de1.pointtoserver.com
    2. Netherlands: nl1.pointtoserver.com
    3. United Kingdom: ukl1.pointtoserver.com
    4. United States: usil1.pointtoserver.com
    5. United States: ustx1.pointtoserver.com
    6. United States: usca1.pointtoserver.com
    7. United States: usfl1.pointtoserver.com
    8. United States: usny1.pointtoserver.com
    9. United States: uswdc1.pointtoserver.com
    10. Australia: au-sd1.pointtoserver.com
  • Enter your PureVPN credentials. Here is how you can 👉find your VPN credentials.
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 provided by PureVPN Insert Password provided by PureVPN
  • Now, Go to the IPsec Settings… option.
    1. Check the Enable IPsec tunnel to IPsec host
    2. Pre-shared key: 12345678
    3. Then specify connection algorithms in the Advanced section:
    4. For phase 1= 3des-sha1-modp1024 and
    5. For phase 2 = 3des-sha1
    6. Enforce UDP Encapsulation: Unchecked
  • Click OK
Now, Go to the ‘IPsec Settings…’ option.  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’
  • Go to the PPP Settings….
  • Only allow the following options:
    1. MSCHAP
    2. MSCHAPV2
  • Also, select the following:
    1. Allow BSD data compression
    2. Allow Deflate data compression
    3. Use TCP header compression
  • Click OK
Click “OK"
  • Click Save and close the Network Connections window.
  • Now click Ethernet Network Connections icon, go to the VPN Connections tab, and click the newly created VPN connection, to connect to PureVPN
Now Click on Ethernet Network Connections” Icon, go to the “VPN Connections” tab, and click on the newly created VPN connection, to connect to PureVPN
  • You are now connected to PureVPN!
 You are now connected to PureVPN!
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