Linux Setup Guide

Mar 13, 2015
Apr 28, 2018
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For those that are having a hard time setting up PureVPN on their Linux supported devices, the following guide will do wonders for them.

Things to Consider:

Before you begin, please make sure that:

  • You have a working internet connection
  • Linux
  • A Premium PureVPN account (if you haven’t bought it yet, click here to buy)


Command Line Setup (PPTP)

Setup PPTP on Ubuntu
Setup SSTP on Ubuntu
Setup OpenVPN on Ubuntu

Setup PPTP on Mint Linux
Setup SSTP on Mint Linux
Setup OpenVPN on Mint linux

Setup PPTP on Fedora

Command Line Setup (PPTP)

Please use the comment box for your suggestions & feedback. For additional help, please submit support ticket with errors and screen shots (if possible) OR Contact our 24/7 live chat.

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Comments (36 )


  1. PureVPN Team says:

    Thanks for reaching out. We would suggest you to kindly change DNS settings to OpenDNS servers (,, also under IPv4 settings tick the option ‘Use this connection only for resources on its network’

    Hope this helps, let us know if you still face any issue!

  2. PureVPN Team says:


    We are sorry for the inconvenience. Kindly let us know if you are connecting with same protocol on Mint as you do on Windows? If not that we would suggest you to do so.

  3. Брус says:

    all time i see after 30 sec timeout error:/ WHY???
    on windows all work good,but in my MINT 18 not work/
    please help

  4. David J Murdoch says:

    No instructions for OpenSuSE 13.2 but they seem to be similar to NetworkManager. The setup worked until recently when the public IP address does not change to UK server IP when the VPN is activated. No apparent errors in the log. What could be the problem?

  5. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi Matt,

    Thanks for reaching out. Your suggestion has been forwarded to concerned dept for consideration.

    Keep writing!

  6. Matt Douglas says:

    Is there any good reason a unix vpn client hasn’t been created that has the same features as the windows one? I’m sure this cost wouldn’t be very high compared to all your other costs and would extend your users futher in the *nix operating system market

  7. Andrius says:

    is there a guide for seting up OpenVPN on FreeBSD console version?

    • PureVPN Team says:


      Thanks for reaching out. Unfortunately, we do not have any guide for this and we have not tested PureVPN compatibility with FreeBSD yet…

      Kindly let us know if we can help you in any way!

  8. hi, any idea how to setup on Chrome OS (Chromebooks) ? Thanks

  9. PureVPN Team says:


    Thanks for reaching out. You can have a look at this pfsense tutorial

    Let us know if you have further questions!

  10. connor harkness says:

    Hi, any idea how to setup pfsense as a gateway, using this service?
    i.e funnel all traffic going to the pf sense box thriugh the vpn?

  11. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi James,

    Thanks for reaching out. We would love to assist you but we are unable to understand your query, could please elaborate your question so we may assist you accordingly.

    You can also join us on live chat, we are available there 24/7 to assist you!

  12. James says:

    Hi, any idea how to connect through tails?

  13. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi Lawrence,

    Thanks for reaching out. Unfortunately, we do not have OpenVPN tutorial for Fedora only PPTP. However, you can follow above given Mint or Ubuntu OpenVPN tutorials they may help you setup OpenVPN on Fedora.

    If you have any question or confusion then feel free to join us on live chat!

  14. Lawrence Pan says:

    What about openVPN on Fedora?

  15. PureVPN Team says:


    Thanks for reaching out. We do not have any specific instructions for Centos however, you can have a look at this tutorial
    This might help you in connecting Centos.

    If you face any problem, feel free to join us on live chat so we may assist you in better way.

  16. 刘爱京 says:

    Is there any instructions with centos 7

  17. PureVPN Team says:

    We apologies for not understanding your query, could you kindly elaborate what you mean by “Ubuntu Server”?

    If you are configuring Ubuntu and you want to enter PureVPN server address then you can use this list

    If you have different query then please elaborate so we may assist you in better way. You can also join us any time on live chat we are available 24/7 for your assistance.

    Thanks for being patient!

  18. José Azevedo says:

    Ubuntu Server instructions?

  19. PureVPN Team says:

    Thanks for using PureVPN. We are Glad, we could help you with Linux Support.

    Keep giving us your precious feedback, we really appreciate it!

  20. Bob H says:

    Worked like a charm for Linux Mint 17 Mate desktop on my older
    Dell Latitude laptop. The screenshots above are from the Cinnamon
    desktop, but with a little careful exploring, you can find the
    important windows in Mate DE where config info needs to be entered.
    Connecting to the VPN after configuration is completed (presented
    above as “turning on” the VPN connection), can be performed
    in Mate by left-clicking network icon in toolbar at bottom right of
    desktop, clicking on “VPN connections” in drop-down menu,
    then clicking on “PureVPN OpenVPN” in sub-menu. It takes
    3-5 seconds for the connection to be made, and a tiny padlock appears
    next to the icon, indicating the encrypted tunnel is up and running.
    Very cool.
    I first set up the VPN using a wired connection (successful), then
    disconnected from the VPN, then disconnected my ethernet cable, then
    reconnected to the VPN using WiFi only, and again success. Sweet!
    Surfing through the VPN is surprisingly fast here in upstate New
    Thanks for the linux support, PureVPN.

    Nice job!

  21. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi Marek,

    Thanks for reaching out to us. I would suggest you to try our above given OpenVPN Linux guides and let us know if you face any issue, we would love to help you out.


  22. Marek says:

    Hello i nedd tutoria lvor Openvpn on a TV reciver with linux

  23. PureVPN Team says:


    Thanks for reaching out to us. We do not have specific tutorial for Kali but we will add it as soon as possible. Meanwhile, you can easily setup kali by following our Linux Mint tutorial, if you face any issue, feel free to join us on live chat we are here 24/7 for your assistance. Thanks!

  24. clay says:

    Kali instructions?

  25. PureVPN Team says:


    Thanks for reaching out to us. Kindly have a look at this page for Raspberry Pi instructions

    Feel free to contact us if you need further assistance!

  26. Rui says:

    Raspberry instructions? thanks

  27. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi Brandon,

    I would recommend you to follow this tutorial for fedora and if it does not work then follow

    Let me know if you need further assistance!

  28. Brandon Huber says:

    fedora instructions?

  29. Jan Mussche says:

    I have just setup PureVPN OpenVPN and I’ve managed to get the connection to the internet working. Speed is a bit lower than without it but okay, it’s still fast.
    What does not work is my connection to Gmail, not on the website, not using my e-mail client Thunderbird. Any idea how I can make that work as well, I do need it.


    Sorry for the disturbance: don’t know what happened but suddenly it worked. So all is well now.

    • PureVPN Team says:

      Hi Jan,

      I am glad that your issue has been resolved, if you have any further question or issue, feel free to write us.
      Have a good day!