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How to Setup L2TP on Xubuntu 19.10

Mar 02, 2021
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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:

  1. You have a working internet connection
  2. Linux Xubuntu (This guide uses Linux Xubuntu 19.10 64-bit)
  3. A Premium PureVPN account (if you haven’t bought it 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 Linux Xubuntu 19.10
  • Go to the Launcher option and select/open the Terminal Emulator from there.
Launch Terminal
  • Now you need to install L2TP packages. Type the following commands one by one:
1. sudo apt-get update
2. sudo apt-get install xl2tpd
3. sudo apt-get install network-manager-l2tp-gnome
4. sudo apt-get install network-manager-l2tp
  • Click Network option and then select Edit Connections… option.
Click on “Network” option and then select “Edit Connections…” option.
  • Click the + icon to add a VPN connection and select Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) from the drop-down list and click the Create button.
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.
select ‘Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)’ from the drop-down list 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 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.)
  • Now, go to IPsec settings options
    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
IPsec settings
  • Go to PPP settings options
  • 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
    4. Click OK
PPP Settings
  • Click Save and close the Network Connections window.
  • Now click the Network icon, go to the VPN Connections tab and click the newly created VPN connection, to connect to PureVPN.
Go to VPN connections
  • You are connected to PureVPN now!
You are now connected
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