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Steps to setup VPN in Linux using Graphical User Interface



Steps to setup VPN in Linux using Graphical User Interface:

Note: It is assumed you already have a Wi-Fi Internet Connection set in your Linux OS before proceeding with the steps. If not, set up a Wi-Fi Internet connection before proceeding.

  • Click on Menu-> Preferences
  • Scroll down the list and go to “Network Connections”
  • Click on “Network Connections”
  • A Network Connection window pops up
  • Click on VPN tab.
  • Click on Add
  • In the next window “Choose a connection type”. Select “Point-to-Point-Tunneling Protocol”.
  • Click on Create.
  • A new window “ Editing VPN connection 1” opens
  • Enter Connection name, Gateway, Username, and Password.
  • Click on “Advanced” button
  • Under Authentication, tick the MSCHAP and MSCHAPv2 boxes. Uncheck all other boxes.
  • Under Security and Compression,   tick the box “Use Point-to-Point encryption(MPPE)”
  • In Security, select “All Available(Default)”
  • Tick the boxes, “Allow deflate data compression” and “Use TCP header compression”
  • Click on OK
  • Click on Save to close the window

Your VPN connection is created and ready for use.

  • Click on Network Manager icon in the Tray
  • Go to “VPN Connections” and click on it.
  • Click on the VPN connection name you just created to connect.


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