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Setup Linux PPTP

Setting up PPTP VPN access under Ubuntu GNU/Linux.

This tutorial describes how to configure and setup a PPTP VPN connection in Ubuntu GNU/Linux using network manager. This tutorial is based on Ubuntu 20.04

1. Taskbar System Tray

Click on the ‘System Tray’ to open the settings window.

VPNUK Setup Tutorials Ubuntu 20.04 - OpenVPN

2. Settings

Click onto ‘Settings’.

VPNUK Setup Tutorials Ubuntu 20.04 - OpenVPN

3. Create VPN

Click onto the ‘+’ button to create a new connection.

VPNUK Setup Tutorials Ubuntu 20.04 - OpenVPN

4. PPTP Connection

Select ‘Point-to-Point Tunnelling Protocol (PPTP)’ to add a new PPTP connection.

VPNUK Setup Tutorials Ubuntu 20.04 - PPTP VPN

5. Connection Settings

Enter a name for the connection, your VPNUK server IP or DNS address and your vpn account login username, then click onto the question mark located in the Password input area.

VPNUK Setup Tutorials Ubuntu 20.04 - PPTP VPN

6. Password Options

You can choose to store your password, or ask for it each time you connect.

VPNUK Setup Tutorials Ubuntu 20.04 - PPTP VPN

7. Password

If you have chosen to Store your password you can enter your VPN login password in the password field.

VPNUK Setup Tutorials Ubuntu 20.04 - PPTP VPN

8. Advanced

Click onto the Advanced button.

VPNUK Setup Tutorials Ubuntu 20.04 - PPTP VPN

9. Advanced options

Check all of the ‘Security and compression’ options, then click on ‘OK’.

VPNUK Setup Tutorials Ubuntu 20.04 - PPTP VPN

10. Apply Settings

Click onto the ‘Apply’ button to save your configuration settings.

VPNUK Setup Tutorials Ubuntu 20.04 - PPTP VPN

11. Connect (First Time)

Toggle the connection slider to the ‘ON’ position to connect the VPN.

VPNUK Setup Tutorials Ubuntu 20.04 - PPTP VPN

12. Future Connections

Click onto the Taskbar System Tray and then scroll to VPN and select ‘Connect’.

VPNUK Setup Tutorials Ubuntu 20.04 - OpenVPN