L2TP Configuration guide for Android

Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol aka L2TP is a tunneling protocol which is widely used to support Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). When coupled with a VPN, L2TP strengthens your private network, making you invincible on the web.

Things to Consider:

Before you begin, please make sure that:

  • You have a working internet connection
  • An android device (Smartphone, Tablet etc.)
  • A Premium PureVPN account (if you haven’t bought yet click here to buy)

Here is how to setup L2TP on Android:

Please follow the step by step guide to setup PureVPN on your Android system manually.

1 Tap on Settings.

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2 Tap on More wireless.

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3 Tap on VPN.

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4 Tap on “+” Icon

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5 Insert the following info:

  • Insert Name: PureVPN L2TP
  • Type: Select L2TP/IPSec PSK from drop down menu
  • Server Address: Get the complete server list from here.

IPSec pre-shared key: 12345678
Tap on Save

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6Tap on PureVPN L2TP.

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7 Insert the following info:

  • Insert Username and Password provided by PureVPN
  • Select “Save account information” and tap on Connect

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8 You are Connected NOW!!

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  • PureVPN Team

    Dear Victor,

    Thanks for reaching out , it is to inform you that unfortunately we don’t offer modes in manual configurations .

  • PureVPN Team


    We are sorry for the inconvenience. You are suggested to change server and then check..

    If problem persists then kindly join us on 24/7 live chat for further assistance!

  • PureVPN Team

    Hi Bob,

    Thanks for reaching out. We suggest you to follow this tutorial to get your IP address https://support.purevpn.com/how-to-get-server-ip-or-convert-hostdomain-name-to-ip-address

    Feel free to contact us if you face any issue!

    • Bob

      Ok thanks, so I got the IP address but I dont know what I am supposed to enter in the advanced options. Thanks for your time.

      • PureVPN Team

        Hi Bob,

        Thanks for reaching out. You are requested to enter IP address on “DNS search domains” field and enter “” in “DNS servers” field thats about it.

        Let us know if you have further questions!

  • PureVPN Team

    Hi Charlie,

    Thanks for using PureVPN. We do understand and our users requirements and we are already working on this feature and hopefully this will be added in our iOS app in upcoming release. For Android app we do not have any releasing date yet.

    Let us know if you have further questions, we will happy to assist you!

  • PureVPN Team

    @Carlo Speed depends on various factors thats why we ask our users to try different protocols to get best speed, because you are not getting best speed on our app so we ask you to change protocol since our app supports only OpenVPN so in order to change protocols you need to try manual settings, if you are getting good speed on manual settings then it means that your ISP does not provide best speed on OpenVPN and you need to use other protocols manually.

    Hope this answers your query!

  • Carlo

    So, the app is o longer useful, isn’t it?

    • PureVPN Team

      Hi Carlo,

      Thanks for reaching out. PureVPN Android app is working perfectly fine, above tutorial is for those users who prefer to use manual connection OR face any problem with our app. We would highly recommend you to use our app, it should work fine. You can download it from here https://billing.purevpn.com/get_started

      Feel free to contact us if you have further questions!