How to connect to PPTP via OpenVPN?

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How to connect to PPTP via OpenVPN?

Post#1 by glestwid » 31 Oct 2019, 13:17


I am trying to connect to a VPN server which exposes PPTP only via OpenVPN and don't quite understand what to place in the corresponding .OVPN file. Could anybody share an idea what to write there to establish connection with PPTP server?

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How to connect to PPTP via OpenVPN?

Post#2 by hypomania » 21 Feb 2020, 19:01

Getting Things Ready

Before creating a new PPTP VPN connection on your KDE PLASMA, first you will need to set things up:
1- You need an internet connection that works properly.
2- Make sure that your you have a supported KDE PLASMA.
3- Make sure that your VPN service subscription is active (e.g: bVPN).
Setting Up PPTP VPN on KDE PLASMA (Manually)

Follow the steps below in order to successfully create a new PPTP VPN connection on your KDE PLASMA system:

1- Go to the toolbar, choose “Network-Manager”, and then click on “Connect Editor”.
2- Next, choose “ADD”.
3- After that, choose “PPTP”.
4- Now, choose the “Gateway” field, and then type in the IP address of the server you want to connect to.
5- Type in your credentials (username and password), and then click on the “Advanced” button.
6- In the “Advanced” settings, check the “Use MPPE Encryption” option.
7- Check the “Send PPP Echo Packets” option.
8- Check the “Allow BSD Compression” option.
9- Check the “Allow TCP Header Compression” option.
10- Check the “Allow Deflate Compression” option.
11- Check the “MSCHAP” option.
12- Check the “MSCHAP v2” option.
13- Click on the “OK” button in order to save the changes you have made.
14- Return to the “Connections Editor”, and then choose your newly created PPTP VPN connection.
15- Click on the “Connect” button to activate the PPTP VPN connection.

Congratulations! You have successfully created a PPTP VPN connection.

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If those steps don't success and you want to connect in browser, you can use:
- Firefox adons
- Chrome extenion

Good luck!

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