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.
- And you should now be connected! You can verify your new ip and location with http://vpnsecure.me/ip
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