How to Setup PureVPN on Slackware 14.2

Feb 25, 2020
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Stay secure and anonymous on your Slackware 14.2 system using PureVPN. Here’s how you can set up the VPN on Slackware easily.

Before setting up the VPN connection, you will have to follow these steps to enable the Network Manager.

1 Download the PPTP packages from the link below:

2 Go to the Launcher and open Konsole (Terminal) then run the following commands one by one:

  • upgradepkg –install-new pptpd-1.4.0-x86_64-1_slack.txz
  • upgradepkg –install-new pptp-1.8.0-x86_64-1_slonly.txz
  • upgradepkg –install-new NetworkManager-pptp-1.2.4-x86_64-1_slonly.txz
  • sudo chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager
  • /etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager start

Once the setup is completed, follow the steps listed below to configure an PPTP-VPN connection in Slackware:

1 Click “Wired Connections” Icon and select the “Settings” option.

2 Click ‘Add’ option to add a VPN connection and select ‘PPTP’ from the drop-down list.

3 Enter the following info:

  • Enter Connection name: PureVPN
  • Enter Gateway: (you can use your desired server address here,  in order to see the complete list click here)
  • Enter Username provided by PureVPN
  • Enter Password provided by PureVPN

4 Click “Advanced…” option and check the following options under it:

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

5 Click OK and close Networks window.

6 Now Click Wired Connections Icon and select the newly created VPN connection, click on Connect button to connect to PureVPN.

7 You are connected to PureVPN now!

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