How to Setup PureVPN L2TP on Linux Mint 19.3

Dec 26, 2019
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PureVPN is now compatible with Linux Mint. Check out the following tutorial on how you can setup PureVPN on Linux Mint 19.3 using the L2TP protocol:

1 First, go to Menu and open the Terminal.

2 Now, you need to install L2TP module. Type the following commands one by one:

sudo apt-get update

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nm-l2tp/network-manager-l2tp

sudo apt-get install network-manager-l2tp network-manager-l2tp-gnome

sudo apt-get install xl2tpd

Once you are done, log out and log in again (or you can also restart the system).

3 Finally, follow these steps:

  • Click the Wired Connection
  • Go to Network Connections

4 Click the + icon to add a VPN connection and select the Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) Hit the Create button after you are done.

5 When a new window opens, complete the fields as below:

  • Connection name: PureVPN
  • Gateway: (you can use your desired server address here, please click here for more server addresses)
  • Username: Your VPN username
  • Password: Your VPN password

Click the IPSec Settings button, and use the following settings:

  • Check the Enable IPSec tunnel to L2TP host box
  • Pre-shared key: 12345678
  • Click ‘OK’

Next, click the L2TP PPP Settings button and use the following settings:

  • Check the MSCHAP box
  • Check the MSCHAPv2 box
  • Check the Allow BSD data compression box
  • Check the Allow Deflate data compression box
  • Check the Use TCP header compression box

Click OK and then Save.

6 Go to Wired Connections, and click PureVPN under VPN Connections to activate your VPN.

7 Voila! You are now connected.

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