Linux Ubuntu - SSTP VPN guide


REQUIREMENTS: It is expected, that you already have the iWatchTVAbroad account with active VPN service. Otherwise, please Sign Up first.
  1. Before you start you need to download three packages from here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/sstp-client/files/.
    • sstp-client deb package from sstp-client section
    • network-manager-sstp-gnome deb package from network-manager-sstp section
    • network-manager-sstp deb package from network-manager-sstp section
  2. Please download the ones that are matching your systems architecture (i386 for 32-bit systems and amd64 for 64-bit systems).

    We have used these 3 files in this configuration guide:

    • sstp-client_1.0.4_i386.deb
    • network-manager-sstp-gnome_0.9.1-0ubuntu2_i386.deb
    • network-manager-sstp_0.9.1-0ubuntu2_i386.deb
  3. Click on "Dash home".
  4. Type "Terminal" and push "Enter". It will run the Terminal aplication.
  5. In the Terminal:
    1. Change the curent directory to the derectory where are the downloaded files saved:
      • $ cd /home/iwatchtvabroad/Downloads/
    2. Install all three downloaded packages:
      • $ sudo dpkg --install sstp-client_1.0.4_i386.deb
      • $ sudo dpkg --install network-manager-sstp-gnome_0.9.1-0ubuntu2_i386.deb
      • $ sudo dpkg --install network-manager-sstp_0.9.1-0ubuntu2_i386.deb
  6. Reboot your device..
  7. After the reboot click the connection icon, choose "VPN Connections" and click "Configure VPN...".
  8. Choose "VPN" and click "Add".
  9. Choose "SSTP" and click "Create...".
  10. Fill the correct values as you can see on image below in the green box (sstp- must be prior standard server address. EXAMPLE: eu7.finevpn.com -> sstp-eu7.finevpn.com). Then click "Advanced...".

    The VPN username is your long username (i.e. your_username@iwatchtvabroad.com).
    You can find the VPN username and password and VPN Server List in your Members Area.

    IMPORTANT: Please mind, that if you want to watch UK TV channels like BBC iPlayer, you need to be connected to some of our UK VPN servers. The same holds true for watching US channels like Netflix.
  11. Set SSTP Advanced Options as you see on the image below and click "OK".
  12. Choose "IPv4 Settings" and fill Google Public DNS (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4) as the "DNS servers". Then click "Save...".
  13. Close the "Network Conections" window.
  14. Click the connection icon, choose "VPN Connections" and click on the new SSTP VPN connection "iWatchTVAbroad.com SSTP".
  15. Now you should be successfully connected to the iWatchTVAbroad VPN. You should see the message on image below.
  16. For disconnection click the connection icon, choose "VPN Connections" and click "Disconnect VPN".
  17. Once you are successfully connected to the iWatchTVAbroad VPN, you should be able to access your favorite UK or US TV channel. You can find some of available TV channels on our Channels page.