Ubuntu Linux

VPN Setup Guide

The following guide shows how to setup a PPTP VPN connection with Ubuntu Linux. If you have any questions about setup please contact our support team.

Ubuntu Linux PPTP VPN Setup Guide Step One

Step One: Point your cursor to the ‘Network Manager Indicator’ icon, located in the ‘Notification Area’ on the default desktop panel, in the upper-right corner. Click this icon, and mouse over the ‘VPN Connections’ item – click the ‘Configure VPN…’ item in the expanded menu to continue.

Ubuntu Linux PPTP VPN Setup Guide Step Two

Step Two: When the “Network Connections” manager screen appears click on “Add”.

Ubuntu Linux PPTP VPN Setup Guide Step Three

Step Three: Click the “Choose A Connection Type” drop down and select VPN – Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP).

Ubuntu Linux PPTP VPN Setup Guide Step Four

Step Four: Click on “Create”.

Ubuntu Linux PPTP VPN Setup Guide Step Five

Step Five: In the gateway field enter a VPN Zoom server address. A complete list of our VPN servers can be viewed here. Then enter your username (Note: all user names end with @vpnzoom. ex: [email protected]) and password and click “Advanced”.

Ubuntu Linux PPTP VPN Setup Guide Step Six

Step Six: Under the ‘Security and Compression’ label, tick the checkbox labeled ‘Use Point-to-Point encryption (MPEE)’. Next, scroll through the frame labeled ‘Authentication’, and confirm that ONLY the MSCHAP and MSCHAPv2 boxes are ticked. Reference the screenshot for the correct settings. Finally, click the ‘OK’ button in the bottom-right corner of the panel to continue.

Ubuntu Linux PPTP VPN Setup Guide Step Seven

Step Seven: Click “Save” to save your VPN connection settings.

Ubuntu Linux PPTP VPN Setup Guide Step Eight

Step Eight: Click on the ‘Network Manager Indicator’ icon, located in the ‘Notification Area’, and then navigate to the ‘VPN Connections’ as preformed in the first step. Now, in the expanded menu, you should see an additional item, labeled as the ‘Connection name:’ defined in step three. You may click this item to initialize the connection. If you declined to save your full credentials, you will soon see a dialog prompting you to enter your username and password.

Ubuntu Linux PPTP VPN Setup Guide Step Nine

Step Nine: You are now connected to our secure VPN servers.