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How To Setup PPTP on Ubuntu

Install Necessary Packages

  1. Ensure your system has the necessary packages installed by opening a terminal and running:
  2. sudo apt update
    sudo apt install pptp-linux network-manager-pptp network-manager-pptp-gnome

Open Network Settings

  1. Click on the network icon in the top-right corner of your screen.
  2. Select "Settings" or "Network Settings" from the drop-down menu.

Add a New VPN Connection

  1. In the settings window, click on "VPN" in the left sidebar.
  2. Click the "+" (plus) sign to add a new VPN connection.
  3. Choose "Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)" as the VPN connection type.

Fill in Connection Details

  1. Connection name: Choose a name for your VPN connection.
  2. Gateway: Enter the IP address or domain of the VPN server(
  3. User name: Your VPN username.
  4. Password: Your VPN password.

Advanced Settings (if required)

  1. Click on the "Advanced" button.
  2. Check the box for "Use Point-to-Point encryption (MPPE)" if it's not checked already.
  3. You can also adjust other settings here as per your VPN provider's instructions.

Save and Connect

  1. Click "OK" to save the settings.
  2. Now, you should see your VPN connection listed in the VPN section of network settings.
  3. Click on the slider button next to your newly created VPN connection to connect. You may be prompted to enter your password.


  1. Once connected, you should see a VPN icon in the top bar indicating a successful connection.


  1. To disconnect, return to the Network Settings and toggle the VPN connection slider to the off position.