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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