describes how to configure and setup a PPTP VPN connection in Ubuntu
GNU/Linux using the network manager. On the latest version of Ubuntu, PPTP
VPN options come standard however we will cover the install process.
If not already
installed you will first need to install the Ubuntu PPTP VPN package:
One way to do that is to install the Ubuntu network-manager-pptp package
1. Go to System ->
Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager and open Synaptic.
2. Search for ‘vpn’.
3. Press the install button.
Another way is to
install the Ubuntu network-manager-pptp package is from the command line: sudo
apt-get install network-manager-pptp
How to configure
the PPTP VPN connection in Ubuntu Linux:
Click on the ‘Network Manager’ icon on your desktop bar ‘Notification Area’.
This icon can be in the shape of 2 computer screens or arrows or a signal
meter if its a wi-fi connection that you use.
Or, search for
“network connections” and click the icon.
2. Create VPN
On the Network Connections menu click the “Add” button:
Next, select the connection type as “Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol
(PPTP)” and click create.
4. Choose PPTP
Log into the torguard.net member’s area and visit the My Stuff >> My Servers
page. Copy any hostname of the location you wish to connect to and enter it
under the gateway field.
5. Create the VPN
Next, back on network manager window paste the IP address of the server you
wish to connect to under “Gateway”. Enter your buyvpnservice VPN username and
password and click the advanced button.
Example for Russia VPN: 188.8.131.52
Enter the advanced
settings exactly as below and click OK. Check all of the ‘Security and
compression’ options, this usually means placing a check in the ‘Use point
to point encryption MPPE’, ‘Allow Stateful Encryption’ and ‘Send PPP echo
packets’ checkboxes, then click on ‘OK’. Also now click save on the network
manager window. Your PPTP VPN connection is now setup and ready to connect
6. Connect to the
Connecting the PPTP
Click onto the Network Manager icon in the taskbar.
Click onto the newly created VPN Connection from the ‘VPN Connections’ sub
Once Connected you will see a small padlock on the network manager icon.