Okay, I have found the first problem I cannot solve myself.
I am trying to set up a PPTP connection. When I try to "Add a VPN connection" under "VPN Connections" from the system tray nothing opens. It is not clickable.
If I try to add a new connection manually, all I have is either Hardware or Virtual categories, with nothing referring to PPTP. Under Hardware, I would have to choose Ethernet or WiFi which indicates what I'm trying to do is not available.
openvpn, network-manager, network-manager-openvpn, network-manager-pptp and pptp-linux
Could not find any solutions on the forum or Google, so I am fresh out of ideas. Normally with a Ubuntu based distro, you just select Add > PPTP but there is no such option on my installation.
In the "Choose a Connection Type" box it suggests "The correct VPN plugin may not be installed". I have no idea what plugin I may be missing.
So I need help on what to do next.