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Thread: Connecting to VPN w/ Gutsy

  1. #1
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    Connecting to VPN w/ Gutsy

    I have followed the instruction on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/VPN

    But I don't see:

    Choose VPN Connections -> Configure VPN


    What am I doing wrong?

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    Re: Connecting to VPN w/ Gutsy

    Have you tried a restart yet? I was seeing the VPN connections option as well as the create VPN but not seeing my connection after I created it. I restarted my comp and now it works fine.

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    Re: Connecting to VPN w/ Gutsy

    Yes I did. At first I didn't but there was a power outage so I was forced to

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    Re: Connecting to VPN w/ Gutsy

    Any idea? I still haven't found an answer

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    Re: Connecting to VPN w/ Gutsy

    I think I have found the problem: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ager/+bug/5364

    I can't use static IP with NetworkManager...

    http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-611998.html

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    Re: Connecting to VPN w/ Gutsy

    I couldnt get it to appear until I played with the "roaming" tickbox. (i can't remember if it needed to be off or on)

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    Re: Connecting to VPN w/ Gutsy

    I'm using Hardy Heron. Will the instructions for Fiesty ( https://wiki.ubuntu.com/VPN ) work for Hardy too?

    In order to use VPN on Ubuntu Feisty, you need to install support for the VPN protocol:

    PPTP (Microsoft VPN)

    sudo apt-get install network-manager-pptp

    Cisco VPN

    sudo apt-get install network-manager-vpnc

    OpenVPN

    sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn
    Do I need all three of the above quoted packages, or do I pick only one to install? I also plan to have a virtual machine with WinXP installed as the guest OS. Does that affect what choice I make?

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    Re: Connecting to VPN w/ Gutsy

    It worked for me (n Hardy Heron).... just sudo apt-get install network-manager-pptp and then clicked on the network manager and there it was... "VPN connections" very straight forward. Just don't forget to restart ubuntu after adding a connection, it did not showed until I rebooted.

    Hope it helps.

    AngelX
    Last edited by AngelX; June 8th, 2008 at 07:54 PM.

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    Re: Connecting to VPN w/ Gutsy

    My problem was I was using static IP. Once I've chosen to use DHCP, I was able to setup my VPN connection

    It has to do with a bug in Network Manager not allowing static IP's.

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