Linux Setup Guide

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)

Debian:

Command Line Setup (PPTP)

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

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

Fedora:
Setup PPTP on Fedora

CentOS
Command Line Setup (PPTP)

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  • PureVPN Team

    Dear Marinoz,

    Thanks for reaching out. We are glad that you are able to configure and connect now.

    You can further play around by connecting others servers and then do let us know if you need any further help as we deeply value your relationship with our company and are committed to providing you with the highest level of service simply because our customers deserve the very best and you will surely get it with us.

  • PureVPN Team

    Hi, Thanks for reaching out.

    You’re requested to kindly follow the below steps to configure VPN via command Line :

    #install the PPTP software

    apt-get install pptp-linux
    #edit /etc/ppp/chap-secrets

    vi /etc/ppp/chap-secrets
    and insert the following:

    Username PPTP Password *
    # replace Username with your PureVPN username
    # replace Password with your PureVPN password

    #create /etc/ppp/peers/pure-us7 with something like the following:

    vi /etc/ppp/peers/pure-us7
    and add the following details:

    pty “pptp usca.pointtoserver.com –nolaunchpppd”
    name purevpnXXXX
    remotename PPTP
    file /etc/ppp/options.pptp
    require-mppe-128
    refuse-eap noauth
    Adding a route to the routing table

    To automatically add an entry whenever a VPN connection is established create and edit the /etc/ppp/ip-up.d/pure-us7-route

    vi /etc/ppp/ip-up.d/pure-us7-route
    Add the following content

    #!/bin/bash
    route add -net 10.0.0.0/8 dev ppp0
    Make the file executable

    chmod +x /etc/ppp/ip-up.d/pure-us7-route
    Now Connect VPN:

    sudo pppd call pure-us7

    To check the logs run this command:

    tail -f /var/log/messages

    Hopefully it will resolve your issues.

  • PureVPN Team

    Hi, We apologize for the inconvenience which you’ve faced.

    You’re requested to kindly join the 24/7 Live chat from PureVPN site, so that we may assist you in real time.

  • PureVPN Team

    Hi, thanks for reaching out.

    It is to inform you that we do not provide L2TP on Ubuntu. However, we suggest you to join 24/7 Live chat support, so that we may assist you in real time.

  • PureVPN Team

    It is to inform you that we’ve sent you the login credentials on your email. Kindly use those provided credentials on stage 5.

  • PureVPN Team

    Hi,

    Thanks for contacting us. You can download OpenVPN configuration files from this page http://support.purevpn.com/openvpn-files

  • PureVPN Team

    Thanks for reaching out. We would suggest you to kindly change DNS settings to OpenDNS servers (208.67.222.222, 208.67.220.220), 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!

  • PureVPN Team

    Hi,

    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.

  • PureVPN Team

    Hi Matt,

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

    Keep writing!

  • Andrius

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

    • PureVPN Team

      Hi,

      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!

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

  • PureVPN Team

    Hi,

    Thanks for reaching out. You can have a look at this pfsense tutorial https://support.purevpn.com/pfsense-openvpn-configuration-guide

    Let us know if you have further questions!

  • PureVPN Team

    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!

    • James

      Sorry, I should have made it clear. I meant can purevpn be used through tails OS?

      • PureVPN Team

        Hi James,

        Thanks for reaching out. Unfortunately, we have not tested PureVPN on this OS. However, you can have a look at this tutorial, it might be helpful in setting up PureVPN on tails https://support.purevpn.com/pptp-configuration-guide-for-ubuntu

        OR you can send us screenshots of tails OS VPN settings then we can assist you accordingly.

  • PureVPN Team

    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!

  • PureVPN Team

    Hi,

    Thanks for reaching out. We do not have any specific instructions for Centos however, you can have a look at this tutorial https://support.purevpn.com/command-line-setup-in-debian-linux
    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.

  • PureVPN Team

    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
    https://support.purevpn.com/vpn-servers

    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!

  • José Azevedo

    Ubuntu Server instructions?

  • PureVPN Team

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

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

  • PureVPN Team

    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.

    Thanks!

  • PureVPN Team

    Hi,

    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!

  • PureVPN Team

    Hi,

    Thanks for reaching out to us. Kindly have a look at this page for Raspberry Pi instructions https://support.purevpn.com/raspberry-pi-vpn

    Feel free to contact us if you need further assistance!

  • PureVPN Team

    Hi Brandon,

    I would recommend you to follow this tutorial https://support.purevpn.com/pptp-configuration-guide-for-ubuntu for fedora and if it does not work then follow https://support.purevpn.com/openvpn-connection-issue-on-fedora

    Let me know if you need further assistance!

  • Jan Mussche

    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.

    Thanks.

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

    • PureVPN Team

      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!