How to make a VPN connection in Ubuntu?

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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. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two.

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.

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 to configure VPN.

  3. After opening configures 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 provided 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 the network button and back to the VPN menu and click on the VPN you just added.

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

Also refer: How to make a VPN connection in Firestick

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