How to Setup PureVPN on OpenELEC

Mar 07, 2018
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Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center (OpenELEC) is a Linux-based operating system built as a platform to turn your computer into a Kodi media center. Follow this guide to set up PureVPN on OpenElec.

Learn how you can set up PureVPN on OpenELEC via OpenVPN and PPTP protocol to make the most of it.

How to Configure PPTP

OpenELEC supports OpenVPN and PPTP VPN protocols. Let’s check out the configuration for PPTP protocol

1 configure openelec pptp vpn

1 From System, click on OpenELEC

2 configure openelec vpn

2 Click on Network then click on “Add new VPN configuration”

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3 Click on “VPN Type“.

4 configure openelec pptp vpn

4 Select “PPTP”

5 configure vpn openelec pptp

5 Insert the following info:

  • In Network Name as PureVPN PPTP etc
  • In VPN Server insert desired server address. Click here to get the server list.
  • In Username insert VPN Username provided by PureVPN.
  • In Passphrase insert VPN Password provided by PureVPN.
  • Leave VPN DNS Domain as default
  • Click on Show Advanced

6 openelec configure pptp vpn

6 Select “Refuse EAP” and hit Save.

7 configure openelec pptp vpn

7 Click on newly created VPN connection “PureVPN PPTP” and hit “Connect”.

8 configure openelec pptp vpn

At the bottom right, you’ll see a ‘Working’ icon

9 configure openelec pptp

A lock icon will appear to show VPN connection has been established.

Enjoy internet freedom!

10 pptp openelec vpn

To disconnect VPN. Click on VPN connection and select Disconnect.

11 setup openelec pptp vpn

Note: If you face any issue, please make sure that PPTP Pass through option is enabled on your router/modem. Moreover, you may try again by disabling the Wi-Fi router/modem firewall for the time being. If it works then allow PPTP TCP Port 1723.

How to Configure OpenVPN

OpenELEC / XMBC / KODI doesn’t offer any option to change the OpenVPN port and works on default OpenVPN port 1194.

In order to configure OpenVPN on OpenELEC / XMBC / KODI you need to modify .ovpn file and use WinSCP.

1 First download the following:

Download WinSCP
Download OpenVPN Files

2 Now create a new text file pass.txt on your dekstop and insert VPN Username and password. Username in first line and password in second line.


3 Now open downloaded OVPN File and edit the following lines.

Your OVPN files should look like this, save it.


4 Start WinSCP and transfer Ca.crt, WDC.KEY, OVPNFILE and Pass.txt to .config folder
Default User is “root’ and Password is “openelec”

5 Start WinSCP Open Terminal from commands menu or press Ctrl+T

Insert below command: (replace Your-OVPN-Filename.ovpn with the .ovpn file you use)

openvpn /storage/.config/Your-OVPN-Filename.ovpn

in my case it is Chicago-IL.ovpn

openvpn /storage/.config/Chicago-IL.ovpn

Click Execute and wait for few seconds and you will be connected.

You may verify your IP by using the following command:


or you may install any browser from the Program repo

Note: If you face any disconnection issue, then we recommend you to delete the “auth-nocache” parameter from “.ovpn configuration” file and then re-connect VPN, hopefully this will resolve disconnection issue.

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