Astrill Setup Manual:How to configure PPTP with Linux built-in client on Linux (Ubuntu)

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Attention! PPTP protocol won't be supported by Astrill after 1st January, 2021.

This how to illustrates the configuration of PPTP connection on Ubuntu Linux using the Gnome Network Manager. This setup can also be applied to other Gnome-based desktop Linux distributions. The guide was tested on 12.04 (Ubuntu).

Create VPN connection

Step 1

Open Network Connections manager.

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Step 2

Click on VPN tab, and then click on Add button to create new VPN connection.

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Step 3

Choose Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) for VPN Connection Type, and click on Create... button.

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Step 4

Click on VPN tab and set the following parameters:

     Connection name: Astrill
     Tick on check-box: Available to all users

Click on Advanced... button.

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You can find complete server list here:

Step 5

Select the following options like you see in the screen below:

     Tick on check-box: MSCHAP
     Tick on check-box: MSCHAPv2
     Tick on check-box: Use Point-to-Point encryption (MPPE)
     Security: 128-bit (most secure)
     Tick on check-box: Allow stateful encryption
     Tick on check-box: Send PPP echo packets

Click on OK button, and then click on Save... button.

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Test VPN connection

Step 6

From task-bar, click on network icon. From there select VPN Connections and then select Astrill to start PPTP VPN connection.

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Step 7

You will see this 2 indications that VPN connection was successfully established.

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