How to make a VPN connection in Ubuntu

How to make a VPN connection in Ubuntu


In this Ubuntu tutorial, I am going to tell you how to make a VPN connection in Ubuntu. Setting a VPN connection in Ubuntu can be a tedious task, if you are a new user and hasn’t very well to Ubuntu. There are not many VPN (Virtual Private Network) solutions in Ubuntu, but there a few good ones, and if you come across any of them and don’t know to configure them, then you can use this guide to help you. We are using, Security Kiss VPN to show you how to configure a VPN connection in Ubuntu.

First what is a VPN?

A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network and the resources contained in the network across public networks like the Internet. It enables a host computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were a private network with all the functionality, security and management policies of the private network.[1] This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two. Source: Wikipedia

Steps To Configure and Connect a VPN connection in Ubuntu:

  1. Go to desktop, and move your mouse to the top, the Ubuntu Bar, or the main Bar. Click on the network Button there.

  2. After opening it navigate to VPN Connection and choose configure VPN.

  3. After opening configure VPN, click on Add VPN button.

  4. Select PPTP, and then a new window will open.

  5. Here you have to enter the name, in the Gateway, you have to enter the IP address provide by the VPN provider, here our VPN provider is Security Kiss. Its free account that even I use, gives you 300 MB usage per day.

  6. After entering the IP address, enter your credentials, i.e, your username and password. And then save it.

  7. Now, close all the menu and then go back to network button and back to VPN menu and click on the VPN you just added.

  8. And you will see that VPN is connected. And you can use Internet with all privacy and Anonymity.

Manikandan is Founder and author of codenread. Tech Blogger by Passion | Computer Science Engineer by Qualification