How to set up an L2TP VPN connection on Ubuntu

This tutorial will guide through manual setup of L2TP VPN connection on Ubuntu.

To set up L2TP VPN on Ubuntu, you will need:

  • A secure FastVPN connection (Don’t have one? Sign up here!);
  • Access to your FastVPN account panel to get your network credentials and server list
1. Click the Terminal icon from the screen:

2. To install L2TP dependencies, enter the following commands one by one:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install network-manager-l2tp
sudo apt-get install network-manager-l2tp-gnome

3. Select the Network icon in the upper right corner and choose Settings in the bottom left corner:

4. Click the Add (+) button in the VPN section to add new VPN connection:

5. Select Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) as your connection type:

6. Fill in the fields as given below to configure:

  • Name: any name for the connection you are adding (e.g. NCVPN);
  • Gateway: your preferred PPTP or L2TP server address of the location/server from the FastVPN Account Panel (e.g.;
  • User name: your FastVPN account name (username@namecheap) from the FastVPN Account Panel ;
  • Password: your FastVPN account password from the FastVPN Account Panel.

7. To proceed with the configuration, click the IPsec Settings... button. Put the check-mark next to Enable IPsec tunnel to L2TP host and enter vpn in the Pre-shared key field:

Click OK and choose Add in the upper right corner to save the settings.

8. To enable the VPN connection, put the toggle button to the position ON:

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