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How to setup VPN on Chromebook with L2TP Protocol

Dec 17, 2014
Aug 24, 2020
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The following is required for L2TP VPN to work on Chrome OS/ Chromium OS/ Chromebook:

  • A working installation of CloudReady (This guide uses CloudReady version 78.4.4 64-bit)
  • A device with internet access.
  • Own a premium PureVPN account (If you do not already own one, you can buy a subscription from here)

Setup VPN on Chromebook Using the Following Simple Steps:

Now follow the steps listed below to configure an L2TP, Chrome OS VPN connection:

1 Click the “Status Bar” present at the bottom right of your screen and select the “Network Settings” option.

Click the “Status Bar” at the bottom right of chrome OS

Select the “Network Settings” option

2 Under the “Ethernet” tab, select the “Add Connection” option and then click on the “+” icon in the “Add OpenVPN/L2TP…” option

Under the “Ethernet” tab, select the “Add Connection”

3 Insert the following info:

  • Server Hostname: (This is a server IP address for UK server, you will have to convert the server address into IP and then insert it here. Check the following guide by clicking here on how to change server address into IP address.)
  • Server name: PureVPN
  • Provider Type: L2TP/IPsec+pre-shared key
  • Username provided by PureVPN
  • Password provided by PureVPN
  • Group name: empty/blank
  • Pre-shared key: 12345678
  • Finally, Click “Connect” button.

Insert the provided info to setup VPN for Chromebook

4 You are now connected to PureVPN!

Your Chrome OS is now connected to VPN

5 Click on the “Disconnect” button to turn off VPN connection.

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Comments (8 )


  1. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi Jeff,

    Thanks for reaching out. PureVPN is working fine with latest Chromebook.

    Let us know if you have further questions, we will be happy to assist you!

  2. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi Joe,

    We do understand that app is always more convenient to use. We will surely check its feasibility in future.

    Thanks for understanding!

  3. PureVPN Team says:


    It seems you are having some issues running PureVPN on Chromebook, please let us know the exact problem so we may assist you in better way. And we have also noted down your request for an app.

    • Joe Machos says:

      No, it works fine. But, it’s too much like work to muck around with changing servers, especially when the Android app just lets you choose a country with one thumb tap. A sweet VPN is all about convenience, ease of use, and confidence in the provider. I guess 2 out of 3 isn’t bad. Though, all three points are all fair game for critic, but you’r not even trying on the first one.

  4. PureVPN Team says:

    @tom I am sorry for the inconvenience. I would request you to send us screenshots at [email protected] so we may assist you in better way.

    Thanks for understanding!

    • Joe Machos says:

      Y’all seriously need a client app for Chromebook.

    • Jeff Clark says:

      Could you please confirm whether purevpn is working with the latest chromebook update now? I’m looking to buy one but only if I can use purevpn with it. Thanks!

  5. tom cowan says:

    not working for me. I get a network error. It used to work but a chromebook update has changed the drop-down menu from ‘Private Network’ to ‘Openvpn’. Is this the issue?