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I need to access some research databases over school IP address. IT office of my school provided information how to setup VPN connection in Windows (Control Panel -> Network connection -> Create New Connection -> and then we select "Connect to the network at my workplace" -> "Virtual Private Network Connection" -> and we just type any connection name, while IP address was provided, as well as username and password).

I followed similar steps in Ubuntu 13.04, but it always say connection failed...

Any idea what am I doing wrong?

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marked as duplicate by Mitch, Jorge Castro, Uri Herrera, Eric Carvalho, Kevin Bowen May 20 '13 at 3:24

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For security purpose i have edit the pic & hide the critical information . – Qasim May 18 '13 at 16:58
thanks... Problem solved... all I had to do is to enable "Use point to point encryption". – lilicus May 19 '13 at 7:50

How To Debug and Fix PPTP/VPN Client Connection

VPN connection in Ubuntu

Go to network manager > VPN Connection > Configure VPN > Add VPN

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  1. Name VPN Connection ( Any Name )

  2. Gateway : You ip address of pptp server Or FDDN ( Fully Qualified Domain Name )

  3. User Name

  4. Password

  5. Click on Advanced

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Click on " Use point to point encryption " Click OK & Save

Now Connect The VPN

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