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How to configure OpenVPN on Kubuntu

Dec 26, 2019
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Don’t worry if you can’t run PureVPN on Kubuntu via any app. You can follow the guide and check out how to set up and configure PureVPN on Kubuntu using OpenVPN protocol:

Things to Consider:

  1. You have a working internet connection.
  2. Linux Kubuntu 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 member area. Click 👉 here to visit member area.

  • Login to the Member area using your PureVPN registered email address and password.
  • On subscriptions 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 on Eye icon to make your password visible and use it in the manual configuration.
How to connect PureVPN manually on Linux Kubuntu.
  • Open the Konsole from the task bar.
  • To install OpenVPN dependencies, type the following commands one by one:
1. apt update
2. apt install network-manager-openvpn
  • Now, close the Konsole and open your web browser (Firefox/Chrome) to download the OpenVPN configuration files from 👉here.
  • Extract the downloaded file.
  • Click the Networks icon and select the Configure Network option.
Configure Network
  • Click the + icon to add a VPN connection and select Import VPN Connection.
Import VPN Connection
  • Go to the folder where you have downloaded the OpenVPN files and select your desired file to connect to.
  • When a new window appears, complete the fields as below:
    1. Connection Name: PureVPN
    2. Gateway: Already chosen/entered
    3. Connect Type: Choose Password from the drop-down menu.
    4. Enter your PureVPN credentials. Here is how you can 👉find your VPN credentials.
  • Once done, click the Folder icon next to CA Certificate and upload the ca.crt.crt file.
complete the fields
  • Next, click Advanced.
  • From the General tab, use the following settings:
    1. Check the Use custom gateway port Insert 53 for UDP and 80 for TCP.
  • Note: For TCP connection, check the Use a TCP connection box.
  • In the Security tab, use the following settings:
    1. Cipher: Select AES-256-CBC
    2. HMAC Authentication: Select SHA-1
  • From TLS Settings, do the following:
    1. Mode = TLS-Auth
    2. Key File = Click the Folder icon next to Key File. Go to the OpenVPN downloaded folder, select Wdc.key and then Open.
    3. Key Direction = 1
  • Once done, click Ok.
  • Click Apply and close the Network Connections.
Click Apply and close the Network Connections
  • Next, click the Networks icon and select the newly created VPN connection. Click the Connect button to connect to PureVPN.
connect to PureVPN
  • You are now connected.
Viola! You are now connected.
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