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Ubuntu Network-Manager PPTP Setup Guide

Last updated by Shayne M on May 21, 2013 23:33

This guide is written using Ubuntu 11.04 as an example, but should be able to be used on many other linux distributions that use a recent version of Gnome NetworkManager.

It will be using our Australian PPTP server as an example - other server addresses can be found in our members area here

  • Click the Network icon on your top panel > Configure VPN
  • Click Add > Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)

    Fill in the "Connection Name", "Gateway" and "User name" fields as below, being sure to leave the password field empty.


  • Click Advanced, untick every authentication method except for MSCHAPv2 .
  • Check "Use Point-to-Point encryption (MPPE)".
  • Leave security set to "All Available" (Default).
  • Check "Allow stateful encryption".
  • Uncheck "Allow BSD Data Compression".
  • Uncheck "Allow Deflate Data Compression".
  • Uncheck "Use TCP Header Compression".
  • Uncheck "Send PPP Echo Packets".
  • Save the configuration and back out of the menus.


  • Click the NetworkManager icon, and disable and then re-enable networking to force a configuration reload.
  • Click NetworkManager again, then VPN Connections, VPNS PPTP AU1 to start a connection.
  • Enter your password when prompted.



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