This tutorial will show you how to setup a PPTP VPN connection on Fedora
Linux workstation. The guide uses Fedora Linux 33 for demonstration
To set up a PPTP VPN connection on Fedora, you will need:
Follow the steps below to configure a PPTP VPN connection on Fedora 33:
- A secure FastVPN connection (Don’t have one? Sign up here!);
- Access to your FastVPN account panel in order to get your network credentials and server list.
1. Select the Network icon in the upper right corner and choose Settings in the bottom left corner:
2. Choose Wired connection and click on WiredSettings:
3. In the Network settings window, click on the "+" button to add the connection:
4. Choose Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) for the VPN type:
5. Enter the details as given below:
- Name: any name you prefer that helps you easily identify the VPN connection (e.g. NCVPN);
- Gateway: your preferred server from the FastVPN account panel (e.g. prg-c17.vpn.wlvpn.com);
- User name: your FastVPN account username from the FastVPN account panel (username@namecheap);
- Password: your FastVPN account password from the FastVPN account panel.
6. When the fields are filled in correctly, click on Advanced…
Put the check mark next to Use Point-to-Point encryption (PPTP) and click OK:
Then click Add:
7. Now you can see the FastVPN in the connection list on the left side of the Network settings window:
8. To connect to the VPN click on the Network icon in the upper right corner and select the VPN connection:
Wait a bit until it is connected. After the VPN connection is
established, you will see the lock icon on the top bar. Also, if you
check the status of the FastVPN connection in the Network settings
window, it will be Connected:
10. To check if your IP address is changed successfully, open the browser and enter https://www.namecheap.com/vpn/what-is-my-ip
11. If a PPTP connection was not established, please open your main desktop. Select and click the Terminal icon from the screen:
will be redirected to the Terminal window spawning a new shell and
waiting for further input. Make sure the terminal window is in focus and
enter the following command:
echo net.netfilter.nf_conntrack_helper=1 | sudo tee /etc/sysctl.d/98-nf_conntrack.conf
Press the Enter key and reboot the machine.
To connect to the VPN, please repeat Step 8.
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