Linux PPTP VPN Setup Tutorial

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Linux PPTP VPN Setup Tutorial

STEP 1 Open Network Manager

From the desktop click on the Network Manager icon in the top right hand corner, click on VPN Connections and Configure VPN. If you can’t see the Network Manager icon, you can open network manager by clicking on System > Preferences > Network Configuration and then click on the VPN tab.

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STEP 2 Add VPN connection When the VPN Connection window is displayed, click on Add to create the new connection.

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STEP 3 Choose the connection type Ensure the connection type is PPTP and click Create

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STEP 4 Enter VPN Account Details For gateway enter the server IP addresses your VPN Service Provider gave you,
In the Connection field, enter a name for new connection, then Enter your VPN username and VPN password

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STEP 5 Advanced Settings Select both MSCHAP and MSCHAPv2 options.
Check the box labeled Use Point to Point encryption (PPTP) and then click OK.

Click OK again to save the VPN connection.

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STEP 6 Connect to the VPN Now start the VPN connection by clicking on the Network Manager Icon
again, select VPN Connections and click on the new connection you have created.

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STEP 7 You’re connected! The Network Manager icon should now have a little padlock icon on it to indicate that the VPN is now connected.

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