VPN allows you to access the internet in total anonymity and is therefore highly preferred by internet users all over the world.
People more into the world of internet prefer to use VPN service to help them explore certain important websites that are otherwise inaccessible.
Additionally, it also comes handy in assuring high grade security to the digital data during its transfer from one end to another.
Owing to these reasons, VPN has become an inevitable necessity of the modern times with a burgeoning number of people opting to seek its services every single day.
Choice of Operating System:
No wonder if you are using Windows, Linux or any other operating system, you should zero-in on the VPN provider that could function well on any of them.
This would assure you unplugged internet access, without the obligation to face any form of internet censorship from the respective authorities.
Most of the VPN users have Windows as their OS, hence if in any case, they are required to use Linux, it is likely that they find it hard to configure VPN over it.
[ Read: Best VPN for Linux - Ubuntu ]
Configuring VPN on Linux (Ubuntu)
Let us know in detail how to set up a VPN on Linux OS (Ubuntu), so that you may not face problem in exploring your preferred websites through Linux.
- Navigate to ‘Network Connections’ on your Linux OS.
- For this you can either click to go to VPN Connections.
- Configure VPN or you can go to System -> Preferences
- Then, Network Connections.
- Once you’re on the “VPN” tab in the “Network connections”
- Click configurations window
- Then, click “Add”.
- Click “Network Connections” to go to its window as shown below:
- Click Create to establish the default PPTP VPN connection on your Linux OS.
Your VPN service provider will give you all the important details such as
- Gateway, which is the DNS Name of your server or its IP address, user
- User Name; and
Mention the desired information in the below window and click Advanced.
- On the “Advanced Options” window check the first checkbox for the MPPE option.
- Then, the second checkbox to allow stateful encryption and click “OK”.
- Check MPPE Option and then check “Allow Stateful Encryption”.
- Come back to main window and click ‘IPV4 Settings’. Then click ‘Routes’.
- Check the bottom most option, ‘Use this connection only for resources on its network’, click OK.
This is how you can set up PPTP VPN Protocol on your Linux OS for PPTP. Though you can change the protocol as per your own choice or as facilitated in your computer.
- After configuring the connection.
- You can go to VPN Connections->
- Dialer Name to start using the VPN.
[ Read: Best VPN for Linux - Fedora ]
You can also see here the all time Top 10 VPN Providers list.
Wish you a Happy and Private Internet Life !!
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