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joe729605 09-22-2008 11:12 AM

Connect to Uni VPN on Acer Aspire One
 
Hey guys, this is my first post
I got an AA1 (running Linpus Lite & Firefox 3) for Uni and can't connect to the campus network. Obviously there's windows & mac installers but no info on linux!

It's a wired VPN,and I know the IP & the proxy settings needed. There was a connection package to install which I had to open with WINE, but whenever I ran this it would say that I wasn't connected to the network (even though the network connections manager recognised the wired connection).

I've tried a couple of things in the terminal (openvpn etc.) and looked around a few forums, but as this is my first Linux computer, I'm a little lost.

Sorry if this isn't enough information - ask and I'll add anything else you think might be relevant.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance

meggark 10-22-2008 06:10 AM

Is it the cisco VPN client that they provide for windows? If so you can use the vpnc client for linux.

Just run
$ sudo yum install vpnc
$ sudo mouspad /etc/vpnc/<myvpn>.conf

Enter the following:

IPSec gateway <my.vpn.gateway> (Your gateway IP or hostname)
IPSec ID <my.gateway.id> (This is your group username)
IPSec secret <mysecret> (Your group password)
Xauth username <username> (your personal username)
Xauth password <password> (your personal password)


Save and close mousepad.

Download http://www.twimba.com/blogs/luis/wp-...008/08/tun.zip

Unzip the file, cd into the directory that was created and copy tun.ko using

$ sudo cp tun.ko /lib/modules/2.6.23.9lw/kernel/drivers/net

Run the Command

$sudo depmod

Plug in and connect to the network:

$sudo vpnc <myvpn>



This works for me on my wireless uni network.

plnnightsky 03-17-2009 10:46 AM

VPN with PPTP
 
I have not been able to find anything with my searches and have no clue on how to do this.

I am trying figure out how to configure VPN tunnel to a MS firewall with PPTP with. I am lost as too what I need to install or how to configure it on Acer Aspire One running Linux.

Please point me in the correct direction.

thanks

_Nikolaus_ 03-27-2009 06:06 PM

MS VPN might need mppe-128
 
and you might need to refuse PAP and refuse CHAP in the file /etc/ppp/peers/your_new_connection_name (that leaves CHAP-V2 which is needed for mppe-128 as the only option iirc).

Try
http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/howto-debian.phtml
for complete instructions.

newer kernels include the module mppe-128, no need to compile them, but you need pptp-linux.

my working /etc/ppp/peers/name_of_connection (on a debian system connecting to a vanilla MS-box):

unit 10
ipparam name_of_connection
user xxxxxxx
pty "pptp url.to.be.connected.to --nolaunchpppd"

refuse-pap
refuse-chap
refuse-mschap
require-mppe-128
nomppe-stateful
nodeflate
nobsdcomp
noauth
noipdefault
mru 1478
mtu 1478
defaultroute



hth
Nikolaus

Musta Lammas 09-18-2010 06:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by meggark (Post 3318452)
Just run
$ sudo yum install vpnc
$ sudo mouspad /etc/vpnc/<myvpn>.conf

I did this, and after the first line, Terminal told me there was nothing to do (already installed). Then, after the second line, I was told there is no such file or directory.

If I need to install something for Linpus Lite 1.0.3.E to connect to VPN, what is it?

Or did I type something wrong?

Thanks from the newbie...


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