Set up PPTP VPN on Arch Linux

This tutorial explains how to set up a PPTP VPN on Arch Linux. Follow step-by-step to set up an Arch Linux VPN using the PPTP protocol.

  • We used the FastestVPN for this tutorial. While you can use any VPN service which offers the PPTP protocol.

1: Open the terminal on your Arch Linux and enter the following commands one by one:

  • su root
  • pacman -S pptpd
  • pacman -S networkmanager-pptp
  • systemctl restart NetworkManager

2: Now open your Network settings and click on the + sign.

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3: Select "Point-to-Point-Tunneling-Protocol (PPTP)" and then click "Create".

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4: Click "Advanced"

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5: Put a check mark on "Use MPPE Encryption" and then click "OK".

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6: Enter the following information:

  • Name: Any name for your VPN such as "PPTP VPN"
  • Gateway: Enter the PPTP VPN server address provided by your VPN service provider
  • User name: Enter the username as provided by your VPN service provider
  • Password: Enter the password as provided by your VPN service provider
  • Click on "Save"

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7: Now your PPTP VPN profile has been created. Right-click on it and click "Connect". Wait for the connection to get established.

Your Point to point tunneling VPN has been connected now. Later, you can use the network icon to connect and disconnect VPN on Arch Linux.

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By following the steps given above, you can easily set up an Arch Linux VPN using the PPTP protocol. If you're looking for additional support or you have any questions related to setting up the PPTP VPN on Linux, you may Contact us for your questions, queries, feedback, or suggestions.

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