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Setup Guide for Mint

Feb 12, 2018
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Starting June 15th, 2021, PureVPN will discontinue offering support for PPTP, L2TP, and SSTP protocols on the majority of VPN locations.

However, at the popular request of our users, we will continue to support the following locations for users to connect using PPTP, L2TP, and SSTP protocols:

Germany: de1.pointtoserver.com
Netherlands: nl1.pointtoserver.com
United Kingdom: ukl1.pointtoserver.com
United States: usil1.pointtoserver.com
United States: ustx1.pointtoserver.com
United States: usca1.pointtoserver.com
United States: usfl1.pointtoserver.com
United States: usny1.pointtoserver.com
United States: uswdc1.pointtoserver.com
Australia: au-sd1.pointtoserver.com

PureVPN’s setup guide for mint will help you establish a secure internet connection without compromising on your internet speed. You can set up PureVPN on your Linux Mint system using any of the three available protocols.

PPTP Configuration Guide for Linux Mint

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

2 Click on “+“

3 Click “Create“

4 Select “Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)” and click “Create“

5 Insert the following info:

  • Enter “Connection name:” PureVPN PPTP
  • Enter desired server in “Gateway“
  • Insert the desired server: Please refer to the server address shared in the above note.
  • Enter Username provided by PureVPN
  • Enter Password provided by PureVPN
  • Click on “Advanced“

6  Select the following options

  • Use Point-to-Point encryption (MPPE)
  • Allow BSD data compression
  • Allow Deflate data compression
  • Use TCP header compression
  • Click “OK”

7  Click on “Save“

8  Click on “PureVPN PPTP” connection and click on switch to “Turn ON” VPN.

9  You are successfully connected now. Enjoy the FREEDOM!

To disconnect VPN, click on “Network Connection Icon” and click on the switch to “Turn OFF“

SSTP Configuration Guide for Linux Mint

*To configure SSTP on Mint you have to install the packages first. Follow the below steps to download/install required packages and configure SSTP*

1 Visit:

and download the following packages as per your OS / bit.

For Mint 32bit download:

libsstp-client0_1.0.9_i386.deb
sstp-client_1.0.9_i386.deb
network-manager-sstp_0.9.4-0ubuntu2_i386.deb
network-manager-sstp-gnome_0.9.4-0ubuntu2_i386.deb

For Mint 64bit download:

libsstp-client0_1.0.9_amd64.deb
sstp-client_1.0.9_amd64.deb
network-manager-sstp_0.9.4-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb
network-manager-sstp-gnome_0.9.4-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb

2 

  • Right click on libsstp-client0_1.0.9_i386.deb and open with “GDebi Package Installer“
  • Click “install package” to continue
  • Enter your Mint password and click on “OK” to continue
  • Once installed. Go back to downloads folder

3 Do the following:

  • Right click on sstp-client_1.0.9_i386.deb and open with “GDebi Package Installer“
  • Click “install package” to continue
  • Enter your Mint password and click on “OK” to continue
  • Once installed. Go back to downloads folder

4 Do the following:

  • Right click on network-manager-sstp_0.9.4-0ubuntu2_i386.deb and open with “GDebi Package Installer“
  • Click “install package” to continue
  • Enter your Mint password and click on “OK” to continue
  • Once installed. Go back to downloads folder

5 Do the following:

  • Right click on network-manager-sstp-gnome_0.9.4-0ubuntu2_i386.deb and open with “GDebi Package Installer“
  • Click “install package” to continue
  • Enter your Mint password and click on “OK” to continue
  • Once installed. Go back to downloads folder
  • After installing pacakges. Reboot your system.

6 Click on “Network Manager Icon” and select “Network Settings“

7 Click on “+“

8 Click on “Create“.

9 Select “Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP)” and click “Create”

10 Do the following:

  • Enter Connection Name “PureVPN SSTP“
  • Insert the desired server: Please refer to the server address shared in the above note.
  • Enter Username provided by PureVPN
  • Enter Password provided by PureVPN
  • Check “Ignore certificate warnings“
  • Click “Advanced”

11 Do the following:

  • Uncheck “Use Point-to-Point encryption (MPPE)“
  • Check “Send PPP echo packets“
  • Click on “OK“

12 Click on “Save“

13 Click on “PureVPN SSTP” connection and click on switch to “Turn ON” VPN.

14 You are connected now. Enjoy the FREEDOM!

15 To disconnect VPN

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

OpenVPN Configuration Guide for Linux Mint

1 Open Terminal. Insert command:

sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn

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

2 Type “Y” and enter to continue

3 Insert command:

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

and hit Enter.

4 Insert command:

sudo restart network-manager

and hit Enter.

5 Download and extract OpenVPN files from here

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

7 Click on “+”

8 Click “Create”

9 Select “OpenVPN” and click “Create”

10 Insert the following info:

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

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

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

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”

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

18 Click “Save…”

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

20 You are connected now. Enjoy the FREEDOM!

20 To Disconnect VPN:

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

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