How to set up VPN on Linux with PPTP ?

How to set up VPN on Linux with PPTP ?

There are two ways to set-up OpenVPN on Ubuntu. When you prefer a graphical user interface, then this guide is for you.
Step 1: Install OpenVPN in the Network Manager
Open a new terminal window, enter the following command, press enter and accept all questions:
For Unity:
sudo apt-get install network-manager-pptp
For Gnome:
sudo apt-get install network-manager-pptp-gnome
Step 2: Open the Network Manager
Click on the network icon in the upper-right corner of the screen, select 'VPN Connections' and choose the 'Configure VPN...' option to open the configuration screen.





Step 3: Click the 'Add' button in the 'Network Connections' window




 
Step 4: Select the 'Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)...' option
And press 'Create...'.



Step 5: Enter the gateway (see picture) and your VPN credentials




Step 6: Click 'Advanced...' and copy the settings from the image below





Step 7: Close all networking windows and connect
Go back to the tray icon in the upper-right corner and select the VPN configuration you just created. If everything is correct, a message will appear that you are connected.


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