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    How to setup VPN on Ubuntu (PPTP)


    Click on the Network Manager icon on the top-right portion of your screen.

    Point to VPN Connections, and then click Configure VPN…



    Click on the Add button



    For the Connection Type, please select Point-to-point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP).

    Click Create…

    Specify a Connection name (can be anything).

    For the Gateway setting, use one of the server addresses specified under the Manual Configurations section of your NetflixVPN setup page. 

    Enter the User name and Password as provided in your Manual Configurations


    Click on the Advanced… button.

    Check “Use Point-to-Point encryption (MPPE)” option.


    Click OK, and then click on Save…

    Close the Network Manager applet.

    Click on the Network Manager icon on the top right hand of your screen.

    Point to VPN Connections, and then click on the VPN profile that you’ve just created, to start the connection process.

    During the connection process, the network icon will blink for about 10-30 seconds.


    Once you are connected to NetflixVPN, you will see a “lock” on the network icon.



    How to connect to L2TP on Ubuntu


    Before you can setup an L2TP VPN connection on an ubuntu there's a few steps that need to be taken.

    First, click on "dash home" and search for and run the terminal.

    Run the command:
    $ sudo apt-get install openswan xl2tpd

    Select "No" if the program requires to install the certificate.

    Then add the L2TP/IPSec application repository. Run:
    $ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:werner-jaeger/ppa-werner-vpn

    Next, update the repositories and install the l2tp-ipsec-vpn application: 
    $ sudo apt-get update 
    $ sudo apt-get install l2tp-ipsec-vpn

    Click on "Dash home", run the "L2TP Ipsec VPN Applet".

    This will create an icon on your top panel with two computers. Click on that icon and choose "Edit Connections...". Provide your Ubuntu user password and click "OK".

    The "VPN Connections" window will appear. Click the "Add..." button. Enter the desired "Connection name" (TorGuard for example) and click "OK".

    The connection is now created.
    Select it and click "Edit...".Select the "IPsec" tab. Enter the "Remote Server" and the "pre-shared key for authentication". Remote Server is your Server Address, and pre-shared key is"netflixvpn".

    Now choose the "PPP" tab.  Select "Allow these protocols", enter "User name" and "Password". 
    The username and password was sent to you in your VPN service activation email. Click the "disable IPSEC Encryption" box, then Click "OK".

    Click on connection icon in the top corner to manage your connection -connect and disconnect.


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