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How to Setup PureVPN on Slackware 14.2

Feb 25, 2020
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Stay secure and anonymous on your Slackware 14.2 system using PureVPN. Here’s how you can set up the VPN on Slackware easily.

Before setting up the VPN connection, you will have to follow these steps to enable the Network Manager.

Things to Consider:

  1. You have a working internet connection
  2. Slackware 14.2 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 Slackware 14.2
  • Download the PPTP packages from the link below:
1. https://slackware.pkgs.org/14.1/slackonly-x86_64/pptpd-1.4.0-x86_64-1_slack.txz.html
2. https://slackware.pkgs.org/14.2/slackonly-x86_64/pptp-1.8.0-x86_64-1_slonly.txz.html
3. https://slackware.pkgs.org/14.2/slackonly-x86_64/NetworkManager-pptp-1.2.4-x86_64-1_slonly.txz.html
  • Go to the Launcher and open Konsole (Terminal) then run the following commands one by one:
Go to the Launcher and open Konsole (Terminal) then run the following commands one by one:
1. upgradepkg –install-new pptpd-1.4.0-x86_64-1_slack.txz
2. upgradepkg –install-new pptp-1.8.0-x86_64-1_slonly.txz
3. upgradepkg –install-new NetworkManager-pptp-1.2.4-x86_64-1_slonly.txz
4. sudo chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager
5. /etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager start

Once the setup is completed, follow the steps listed below to configure an PPTP-VPN connection in Slackware:

  • Click Wired Connections icon and select the Settings option.
Click “Wired Connections” Icon and select the “Settings” option.
  • Click Add option to add a VPN connection and select PPTP from the drop-down list.
Click ‘Add’ option to add a VPN connection and select ‘PPTP’ from the drop-down list.
  • Enter the following info:
  • Enter 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.
Enter Connection name: PureVPN 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 Advanced… option and check the following options under it:
    1. MSCHAP
    2. MSCHAPV2
    3. Allow BSD compression
    4. Allow Deflate compression
    5. Allow TCP Header compression
  • Click OK
MSCHAP MSCHAP2 Allow BSD compression Allow Deflate compression Allow TCP Header compression Click OK
  • Click OK and close Networks window.
  • Now Click Wired Connections icon and select the newly created VPN connection, click Connect button to connect to PureVPN.
Now Click Wired Connections Icon and select the newly created VPN connection, click on Connect button to connect to PureVPN.
  • You are connected to PureVPN now!
You are connected to PureVPN now!
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