If I remember well you should have four packages to install, not present in a default Bodhi
Close. It was the gnome versions I was missing.
To add VPN options to Edit Connections > Network Connections > Add
To also offer PPTP install:
Now the VPN Connections option in the system tray applet is no longer greyed out. Successfully connected via PPTP by both Ethernet and WiFi.
The configuration options are also showing for VPN setup if I need the extra security, but at a slower speed.
Thanks for the nudge in the right direction with the gnome "extra".Go to the full post