L2TP Linux Mint

L2TP VPN Linux Mint

How to setup L2TP VPN connection on Linux Mint?
1First, you need to install L2TP module. Open terminal and type the these 5 commands:

command 1
sudo apt-get update
command 2
sudo apt-get upgrade
command 3
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nm-l2tp/network-manager-l2tp
command 4
sudo apt-get update
command 5
sudo apt-get install network-manager-l2tp network-manager-l2tp-gnome

When you finished the commands, logout/login is required.
2Go to the "Network Connections":

L2TP VPN connection on Mint - Step 1
3Choose "Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)" as your connection type and select "Create...":

L2TP VPN connection on Mint - Step 2
3When new window appear, complete the fields as below:
  • Connection name: RapidVPN
  • Gateway: Your VPN server IP/address
    Note: To see your server IP address, login here with your username and password.
  • User name: Your VPN username
  • Password: Your VPN password
L2TP VPN connection on Mint - Step 3

At the end click on "IPsec Settings..." button.
4In L2TP IPsec Options, type "8870680" in "Pre-shared key" and leave Gateway ID empty, then click on OK:

L2TP VPN connection on Mint - Step 4
5In Editing RapidVPN L2TP window, click on "Save" button:

L2TP VPN connection on Mint - Step 5
6Now you are ready to use your connection. Click on network icon from tray area -> VPN Connections -> RapidVPN Connection. Now your connection will start and soon will be established. Enjoy!

L2TP VPN connection on Mint - Step 6