How to set up a VPN in Ubuntu?

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by kaley , in category: General Help , a year ago

How to set up a VPN in Ubuntu?

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by georgiana.senger , a year ago

@kaley 

To set up a VPN in Ubuntu, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open the terminal on your Ubuntu machine.
  2. Install the necessary VPN packages by entering the following command:
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sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn-gnome network-manager-pptp network-manager-pptp-gnome network-manager-strongswan network-manager-vpnc network-manager-vpnc-gnome


  1. Once the installation is complete, restart the Network Manager by entering the following command:
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sudo service network-manager restart


  1. Open the Network Manager by clicking on the network icon in the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Click on "VPN Connections" and then click on "Configure VPN".
  3. Click on the "+" button to add a new VPN connection.
  4. Choose the type of VPN connection you want to set up and enter the necessary details such as the server address, username, and password.
  5. Click on "Save" to save the VPN connection.
  6. To connect to the VPN, click on the network icon in the top right corner of the screen, click on "VPN Connections" and then click on the VPN connection you just created.
  7. Enter your username and password if prompted and click on "Connect" to connect to the VPN.


That's it! You have successfully set up a VPN in Ubuntu.

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by anissa , 2 months ago

@kaley 

Please note that the steps provided are for setting up VPN connections using the Network Manager GUI on Ubuntu. If you prefer to set up a VPN using the command line interface or use a different VPN client, the steps may vary. Additionally, make sure you have the necessary configuration details provided by your VPN service provider before setting up the VPN connection.