Librem Tunnel

Install Librem Tunnel in PureOS

  1. Verify that the pre-requisite package network-manager-openvpn-gnome is installed.

  • Open a terminal window and run the command dpkg -l network-manager-openvpn-gnome. The output will contain the text ii  network-manager-openvpn-gnome if already installed.

  • If it is not installed, run the command sudo apt install -y network-manager-openvpn-gnome to install it.

  1. Verify that the Librem Tunnel service is activated.

  1. Retrieve your Librem Tunnel credentials and .ovpn file. See: Generic

  2. Open SettingsNetwork. Under the VPN category, click the “+” button to add new connection, then select Import from file…:

import conn
  1. Select the .ovpn file and click the “Open” button. An Add VPN dialog window will appear. Enter the Librem Tunnel credentials (Username and Password) in step 3 and click the “Add” button:

add new vpn conn

Connect Librem Tunnel

  1. Click on the right side of the top bar in PureOS

  2. Select the option “VPN Off”

  3. Select “Connect”

Librem Tunnel Connect

A padlock symbol on the right side of the top bar indicates that Librem Tunnel is connected.

Librem padlock

To verify that Librem Tunnel is connected, open PureBrowser and search for the term “ip”, before you connect Librem Tunnel:

IP before Librem tunnel

Performing the same search after Librem Tunnel is connected:

IP after Librem tunnel

Disconnect Librem Tunnel

  1. Click on the right side of the top bar in PureOS

  2. Select your Librem Tunnel VPN option

  3. Select “Turn Off”

IP after Librem tunnel