It was always a challenge for me to get the Cisco VPN Client or Cisco AnyConnect properly install, configured and working. This article will show you how to do it without by just using vpnc. Vpnc is a Cisco compatible vpn client and available in the Ubuntu repositories.
Let’s get started. Open up a terminal session and enter: Read more
Today I am going to show you how to create a PPTP VPN Connection to a Microsoft PPTP Server. Before we get started you have to collect some information for the Destination VPN Network. You need to know the VPN Gateway Address for example the IP Address or the URL, the User name, Password and optional the Windows Domain Name. One other thing we have to verify is that it is installed. Go ahead and click on “System” -> “Administration” -> “Synaptic Package Manager” in there click on Search and search for pptp and make sure you have pptp-linux & network-manager-pptp installed. If not, do so.
Now that this is done go up to the Panel and look for the Network Manager
Click on it with the left Mouse Button, move all the way to the bottom on “VPN Connections” and roll over to “Configure VPN” Click on it. Now the “Network Connections” Window appears.
Click on the “ADD” Button to add a VPN Connection and select “Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol”
Now the VPN Configuration Window appears and here we need the information you collected earlier.
Enter you VPN Gateway Address, you User name and Password. Optionally you can enter the Windows Domain Name. See Picture:
Now click on the Advanced Button. Under the “Authentication” options it is important that you select everything except “EAP” because its not supported on Windows VPN. Everything has to be selected under “Security and Compression” options, make sure that by “Security” All Available (Default) is chosen and don’t check “Send PPP echo packets” click on OK. See Picture:
Great we are almost done. Select the “IPv4 Settings” Tab. Everything stays default don’t change anything.
One last thing click on the “Routes” Button and also here make sure nothing is configured.
Done! Now go back to the “Panel” click on the Network Manager Icon and Select “VPN Connections” and Roll over to your newly created VPN Connection and click it to Establish Connection to the Remote VPN Network.
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