In this guide, we will show you how to easily setup PPTP VPN connection on Linux Mint through simple steps. Scroll down for more details.
Getting Things Ready
Before creating a new PPTP VPN connection on your Linux Mint, first you will need to set things up:
1- You need an internet connection that works properly.
2- Make sure that your you have a Linux Mint supported device.
3- Make sure that your VPN service subscription is active (e.g: bVPN).
Setting Up PPTP VPN on Linux Mint (Manually)
Follow the steps below in order to successfully create a new PPTP VPN connection on your Linux Mint operating system:
1- Click on the “Network Connection” icon.
2- Next, click on the “Network Settings” option.
3- After that, click on the “+”sign.
4- Next, you need to choose “Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)”, and then click on the “Create” button.
5- Type in a name for your VPN connection in the “Connection Name” field (e.g: bVPN PPTP).
6- In the “Gateway” field, type in the IP address of the server you want to connect to.
7- In the “Username” field, type in your VPN username.
8- In the “Password” field, type in your VPN password.
9- Click on the “Advanced” button.
10- Choose the “Use Point-to-Point encryption (MPPE)” option.
11- Choose the “Allow BSD data compression” option.
12- Choose the “Allow Deflate data compression” option.
13- Choose the “Use TCP header compression” option.
14- Click on “OK”.
15- Click “Save” so that your hard work is not wasted.
16- Go to your VPN connection, and then try connecting to it.
Congratulations! You have successfully created a PPTP VPN connection on Linux Mint. Well done!