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How to Setup SSTP VPN Service on Ubuntu

This tutorial explains how to setup a SSTP VPN connection on Ubuntu with TorGuard.

Step 1.

For SSTP access in network manager we must first download and install the packages below:

64bit: http://torguard.net/downloads/Ubuntu-SSTP-64bit.zip

-or-

32bit: http://torguard.net/downloads/Ubuntu-SSTP-32bit.zip

Download one of the packages above and save the zip file to your downloads folder.

(These files can also be downloaded from sourceforge.)

 

Step 2.

Click on the home button and start the Terminal Application.

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Step 3.

Go to your default downloads folder and unzip and install the correct 32bit or 64bit packages with the commands below:

cd ~/Downloads/

unzip Ubuntu-SSTP-32bit.zip

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

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Step 3.

Next, click on the Network Manager icon on your top desktop bar. This icon can be in the shape of 2 arrows or a signal meter depending on if it is a Wi-Fi connection.
Select "VPN Connections" then click "Configure VPN...".

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Step 4.

Click the Add button.

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Step 4.

Click the drop down menu and select Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP). Click the Create button..

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Step 5.

Click the drop down menu and select Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP). Click the Create button..

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Step 6.

a) Enter the Connection name as TorGuard VPN (US or UK).
b) Enter SSTP VPN Gateway sstp.usa.torguard.org or sstp.uk.torguard.org or sstp.hk.torguard.org, and your TorGuard VPN User name and Password.

Pro Tip: You can get correct SSTP hostnames in the TorGuard.net members area, check Server Status page).

c) Check option Ignore certificate warnings
d) Click "Save..." to setup the VPN connection.

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Step 7.

a) Check the option "Send PPP echo packets."
b) Click Ok to save these changes.

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Step 8.

To connect to the SSTP VPN, click the Network Manager icon and select VPN Connections. Click the newly setup option "TorGuard SSTP USA".

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Step 9.

After a short period the VPN should display a connection successful message:

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 That is it! You are now connected to the TorGuard SSTP VPN Server.



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