View Full Version : [ubuntu] vpn using ubuntu 9.04 and linksys rv042 (pptp)

July 2nd, 2009, 06:43 AM
I have a linksys rv042 acting as a vpn server.
I have connected to it from a remote location using windows xp. Everything works great.
Now I am trying to connect to it from ubuntu 9.04
I have created the vpn connection.
I am able to connect to the vpn.
Problem is every request I make does not seem to realize I have a vpn set.
For example, I go to a local site in the vpn network ( and it tries to go through the internet connection I have, not realizing I have a vpn.
I did a traceroute to and it never gets even to the public address of the router where the vpn is.
I think I must be missing some configuration but it's hard to find the exact data I need.
The data of the vpn on ifconfig is this:

ppp0 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
inet addr: P-t-P: Mask:
RX packets:9 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:9 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:3
RX bytes:120 (120.0 B) TX bytes:132 (132.0 B)

I've been reading the forum and I read a post where someone suggests adding a line like this after connecting to the vpn.

sudo route add -net netmask dev ppp0

I have done that but it donesn't work.
What I find strange is that "ip route show" says while my address is 200
Please any help appreciated.