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How to setup VPN on Chromebook with L2TP Protocol

Dec 17, 2014
Mar 25, 2020
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The following guide will help you setup Chrome L2TP VPN on your Chrome book or Chrome OS. Please follow the steps written below to configure Chrome L2TP VPN.

Things to Consider:

Before you begin, please make sure that:

  • You have a working internet connection
  • A Chromebook
  • A Premium PureVPN account (if you haven’t bought it yet, click here to buy)

1 Click the status bar at the bottom right of your desktop and select Settings

2 From Internet connection Section, click on Add connection and select Add private network

3 In new windows insert the following info:

  • In Server hostname box insert desired server address: Click here to get the server list
  • In Service name insert desired VPN connection name like PureVPN US etc
  • From Provider type drop down menu select L2TP/IPsec + pre-shared key
  • In Pre-shared key box insert 12345678
  • Keep Server CA certifiate to Default
  • Keep User certificate as None installed
  • Insert VPN Username provided by PureVPN in Username box
  • Insert VPN Password provided by PureVPN in Password box
  • Leave OTP and Group name empty
  • Check Save identity and password
  • Now hit Connect

4 You are connected now!!

Once VPN connection established, visit any website like ip2location.com etc to verify the IP

Note: In order to configure L2TP on Chrome Book, please make sure that L2TP is working fine on your internet connection.

Please use the comment box for your suggestions & feedback. For additional help, please submit support ticket with errors and screen shots (if possible) or contact our 24/7 live chat.

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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!

  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?