How to setup OpenVPN for Linux Lite 4.3

Jun 04, 2020
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The following instructions outline the setup process for OpenVPN connection on Linux Lite:

1 First, open the web browser (Firefox) and download the PureVPN OpenVPN configuration files by clicking here and extracting them.

2 Then Go to the ‘Menu’ option and search and open the ‘Terminal Emulator’.

3 Now you need to install OpenVPN packages. Type the following commands one by one:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn

sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn-gnome

sudo apt-get install openvpn

4 Now Go to the ‘Menu’ and search and open the ‘Network Connections’ option and then click on the ‘+’ icon to create a new VPN connection.

5 Select ‘Import a saved VPN configuration…’ option. Click on the “Create” button.

6 Go to the folder where you have downloaded the OpenVPN files and select your desired .ovpn file to connect.

7 When a new window appears, complete the fields as below:

  • Insert Connection name: PureVPN
  • Insert Gateway: (already selected/entered)
  • Connection Type: Password from the drop-down menu
  • Insert Username provided by PureVPN
  • Insert Password provided by PureVPN
  • CA Certificate: Already uploaded.
  • Сlick “Save” button.

8 Now go to the “Ethernet Network” option and under “VPN Connections” click/check on the newly created “PureVPN” connection to activate VPN.

9 You are connected to VPN now!

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