How to set up PureVPN on OpenELEC

OpenELEC is a Linux-based operating system built as a platform to turn your computer into a Kodi media center. Follow this guide to set up PureVPN on OpenElec.

Written By Fahad Ahmed

Updated at August 24th, 2023

Starting June 15th, 2021, PureVPN will discontinue offering support for PPTP, L2TP, and SSTP protocols on the majority of VPN locations. However, at the popular request of our users, we will continue to support the following locations for users to connect using PPTP, L2TP, and SSTP protocols: ūüĎᬆ

Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center (OpenELEC) is a Linux-based operating system built as a platform to turn your computer into a Kodi media center. Follow this guide to set up PureVPN on OpenElec.

Learn how you can set up PureVPN on OpenELEC via OpenVPN and PPTP protocol to make the most of it.

How to Configure PPTP

  • OpenELEC supports OpenVPN and¬†PPTP VPN protocols. Let's check out the configuration for PPTP protocol.

1 configure openelec pptp vpn

  • From System, click OpenELEC.

  • Click Network then click Add new VPN configuration.

  • Click VPN Type.

4 configure openelec pptp vpn

  • Select PPTP.

  • Insert the following info:
  • In Network Name as PureVPN PPTP etc.
  • Enter the server address. You may use the server address provided in the above note.
  1. Germany:
  2.  Netherlands:
  3.  United Kingdom:
  4.  United States:
  5.  United States:
  6.  United States:
  7.  United States:
  8.  United States:
  9.  United States:
  10.  Australia:
  • Enter your PureVPN credentials. Click ūüĎČ here to know how to find your VPN credentials.
  • Leave VPN DNS Domain as default.
  • Click Show Advanced.

6 openelec configure pptp vpn 

  • Select Refuse EAP and hit Save.

7 configure openelec pptp vpn

  • Click newly created VPN connection PureVPN PPTP and hit Connect.

8 configure openelec pptp vpn

  • At the bottom right, you'll see a Working icon.

9 configure openelec pptp

  • A lock icon will appear to show VPN connection has been established.

10 pptp openelec vpn

11 setup openelec pptp vpn


Note: If you face any issue, please make sure that PPTP Pass through option is enabled on your router/modem. Moreover, you may try again by disabling the Wi-Fi router/modem firewall for the time being. If it works then allow PPTP TCP Port 1723.


How to Configure OpenVPN

OpenELEC / XMBC / KODI doesn't offer any option to change the OpenVPN port and works on default OpenVPN port 1194. In order to configure OpenVPN on OpenELEC / XMBC / KODI you need to modify .ovpn file and use WinSCP.

  • First download the following:

Download WinSCP from ūüĎȬ†here

Download OpenVPN files from ūüĎČ here

  • Now create a new text file pass.txton your dekstop and insert VPN Username and password. Username in first line and password in second line.


  • Now open downloaded OVPN File and edit the following lines.
  • tls-auth totls-auth /storage/.config/Wdc.key 1
  • ca ca.crt toca /storage/.config/ca.crt
  • auth-user-pass toauth-user-pass /storage/.config/pass.txt
  1. Your OVPN files should look like this, save it.


  • Start WinSCP and transfer Ca.crt, WDC.KEY, OVPNFILE and Pass.txt to. config folder Default User is root and Password is openelec
  • Start WinSCP Open Terminal from commands menu or press Ctrl+T

Insert below command: (replace Your-OVPN-Filename.ovpn with the .ovpn file you use) openvpn /storage/.config/Your-OVPN-Filename.ovpn in my case it is Chicago-IL.ovpn openvpn /storage/.config/Chicago-IL.ovpn Click Execute and wait for few seconds and you will be connected. You may verify your IP by using the following command: curl or you may install any browser from the Program repo Note: If you face any disconnection issue, then we recommend you to delete the auth-nocache parameter from .ovpn configuration file and then re-connect VPN, hopefully this will resolve disconnection issue.