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OpenVPN Configuration Guide for Linux Mint

Jun 04, 2015
Jun 01, 2021
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Linux Mint is arguably the most convenient and elegant GNU/Linux desktop distribution. It’s very easy to use, but the best part is that the software is regularly updated.

Things to Consider:

Before you begin, please make sure that:

  • A working internet connection
  • Linux Mint Supported Device.
  • Own a premium PureVPN account (If you do not already own one, you can buy a subscription from here.

Just follow the below mentioned steps to configure OpenVPN on Linux Mint:

1 Open Terminal. Insert command:

sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn

and hit enter. Provide your Mint password and hit enter again.

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2 Type “Y” and enter to continue

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3 Insert command:

sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn-gnome

and hit enter.

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4 Insert command:

sudo restart network-manager

and hit enter.

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5 Download and extract OpenVPN files from here

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6 Click on “Network Connection” and select “Network Settings”

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7 Click on “+

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8 Click “Create”

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9 Select “OpenVPN” and click “Create”

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10 Insert the following info:

  • Insert Connection name: PureVPN OpenVPN
  • Insert desired Gateway:Open .ovpn file from OpenVPN folder to get the server address
  • Select Type: Password from drop down menu
  • Insert Username provided by PureVPN
  • Insert Password provided by PureVPN
  • Click on folder icon from CA Certificate

11 Go to OpenVPN downloaded folder, select ca.crt and click “Open”

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12 Click “Advanced.”

13 From General tab select following options:

  • Check Use custom gateway port: For UDP insert 53 and For TCP insert 80
  • Check Use LZO data compression

Note: For TCP connectoin select “Use a TCP connection


14 From Security tab select following options:

  • From Cipher: Select AES-256-CBC or desired encryption
  • From HMAC Authentication: Select SHA-1

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15 Form TLS Authentication tab:

  • Select Use additional TLS authentication
  • Click on folder icon next to Key File


16 Go to OpenVPN downloaded folder, select Wdc.key and click “Open”

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17 Select “1” from Key Direction and Click  “OK”

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18 Click “Save…”

19 Click on “PureVPN OpenVPN” Connection and Click on switch to “Turn ON” VPN

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20 You are connected now. Enjoy the FREEDOM!

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To Disconnect VPN:

  • Click  “Network Connection Icon…” and click the switch to “Turn OFF” VPN.

Caution: To prevent IPv6 leaks, you’re better off disabling your IPv6. Here’s how to go about Disabling IPv6 on Linux Mint.

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Comments (3 )


  1. NoWayFaceBook says:

    Where do you see “I disabled IPv6 as per the instructions linked on this page.” ?

  2. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi John,

    We are sorry for the inconvenience. Can you please share your Invoice no or Payment slip with us at [email protected] so we may be able to send your Username and Password.

    Thanks for understanding!

  3. PureVPN Team says:


    I am sorry for the inconvenience. I would suggest you to disable IPV6 then reconnect VPN, If you do not know how to disable IPv6 then this tutorial will help you https://support.purevpn.com/how-to-disable-ipv6-linuxubuntu

    Let us know if you still face any issue, we would love to assist you!