PPTP (VPN) for Linux Mint
To start configuring a new network connection on Mint Linux, click on the Network Manager icon in the system tray and select Edit Connections… The Network Connections configured on your system are presented. Switch to the VPN tab and select Add.
For the connection type chose Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) and click Create…
The Connection name should be set to Proxy.sh, the Gateway to use is the proxy.sh PPTP IP address given in your welcome email or panel's product details. Uncheck Available to all users. Click Advanced… to edit the PPTP Advanced Options.
The only authentication method checked for Proxy.sh should be MSCHAPv2. Make sure there is no other authentication method selected. Furthermore, have Point-to-Point encryption (MPPE) along with 128-bit (most secure) security and stateful encryption checked. Disable all other compression mechanisms, send PPP echo packets. Click OK.
NOTE: If you experience disconnects try to disable the stateful encryption.
Save your settings. Back at the Network Connections, you see that the new connection is now listed. Time to try it out. Close the Network Connections.
From the system tray, the new connection is now conveniently available. Navigate to the VPN Connections and select Proxy.sh.
If you saved your VPN credentials before, you will now be asked to enter your login credentials to open the keychain, otherwise enter your proxy.sh PPTP password. Do so and wait until the connection is established. The connection status normally gets displayed through notification windows.
You're now safely connected to proxy.sh PPTP tunnels. Enjoy!
NB: If you encounter difficulties to connect with PPTP, please try to switch to OpenVPN. OpenVPN is more reliable, more secure and more flexible. OpenVPN also allows you to try various ports, including 'discreet' ones such as TCP 443. Below, you will find an aggregate of useful guides and articles that will help you troubleshoot your problems, should you have any.
Guide for setting up Safejumper (OpenVPN) on Linux Mint.
I cannot find the .ovpn and .crt files necessary for OpenVPN. Where are they?
No matter how hard I try, I cannot succesfully connect to OpenVPN.
I can't access any website through my browser while connected to VPN.
I am connected to the VPN but my IP is not yet hidden. Help!
I am having some kind of other problem. Where can I find some help?
How can I find the local log files of my VPN client?
If you still cannot connect successfully, please open a support ticket and include either a copy of your logs or a screenshot of your configuration and encountered errors. Logs can usually be found in software menus or settings, as well as their directories of installation (.log or .txt files). If you do not include a log or a screenshot, it will be hard for us to help you resolve the issues you have with connecting to our network.
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