PPTP Ubuntu 12.04 Setup Guide


The following guide outlines the steps necessary to install & configure VPNTunnel using PPTP on your Ubuntu 12.04 computer:

By default; Ubuntu 12.04 already has the PPTP VPN protocol installed.  If you do not have PPTP VPN on your system; install the packages "netwok-manager-pptp" and "network-manager-pptp-gnome" from either 'Ubuntu Software Center' or by using the command-line below, and restarting your system:  

sudo apt-get install network-manager-pptp network-manager-pptp-gnome

1.    Click on the Network-Manager icon on your desktop bar Notification Area (also called system tray on windows). In the Network Manager menu; choose VPN Connections and then Configure VPN.  The VPN Network Connection settings window will open

2.    Click "Add" to set up a new VPN connection configuration:

3.    Select "Point-to-Point Tunnelling Protocol (PPTP)" from the drop-down menu:

4.    Configure the connection using the following details, and click "Save":

  • Connection Name:   Enter VPNTunnel
  • Gateway:  Select the server / location from the PPTP server list that you wish to connect to and enter the URL here
  • Username:   Enter your VPNTunnel username
  • Password:   Enter your VPNTunnel password

5.    You have now created the connection to VPNTunnel's servers.  Choose the VPN connection named “VPNTunnel” in the Network Manager menu in order to connect.:

Your connection is now successful; and all of your online activities are 100% secure and anonymous while connected to VPNTunnel.

If you have any questions, or experience any issues while installing & setting up your Ubuntu14.04 computer to connect to the VPNTunnel VPN servers; please contact our Support Team anytime.