How to Setup PPTP on MX Linux 19.1

Jun 04, 2020
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If you want to set up PureVPN on MX Linux 19.1 using the PPTP protocol, you can do so in a few steps by checking out the following guide:

1 Go to the Launcher option and select/open the “Xfce Terminal” from there.

2 Now you need to install PPTP packages. Type the following commands one by one:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install pptpd

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

apt-get install network-manager-pptp

3 Click on “Ethernet Network Connections” Icon then “VPN Connections” and then select “Add a VPN Connection…” option.

4 Select ‘Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)’ from the drop-down list under the VPN Connection Type and click on the “Create” button.

5 Insert the following info:

  • Insert Connection name: PureVPN
  • Insert Gateway: (Here we use you can also use your desired server address, click here for more server addresses)
  • Insert Username provided by PureVPN
  • Insert Password provided by PureVPN
6 Click on “Advanced…” option and check the following options under it:

  • Allow BSD compression
  • Allow Deflate compression
  • Allow TCP Header compression
  • Click “OK”

7 Click on “Save” and close the “Networks” window.

8 Now Click on Ethernet Network Connections” Icon, go to the “VPN Connections” tab, and click on the newly created VPN connection, to connect to PureVPN.

9 You are connected to PureVPN now!

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