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Old 02-12-2009, 11:51 AM   #1
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vpn disabled on network manager


Hello,

I am using Fedora 10.

I would like to try and connect to the vpn at my work from my home. I can do this easy enough using windows xp. And now I would like to try and do this using Fedora. And I am completely new at using Fedora.

Network manager (left click on task bar)
vpn connections
configure vpn
the 'Add' button is disabled. Why?

I have been browsing google. And I think I need a vpn client which fedora 10 doesn't come with. If that is so, why does network manager have a tab for vpn?

I have seen openVPN and pptp?

If I need a client which is the easiest to use for a newbie?

Many thanks for any info,
 
Old 02-13-2009, 08:52 PM   #2
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you need to install openvpn and the network manager plugin for openvpn.

go to System | add/remove software
 
Old 02-15-2009, 04:25 AM   #3
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Hello,

I have installed yum install openvpn.

However, what is the plugin called for network-manager?

Many thanks,
 
Old 02-16-2009, 07:45 AM   #4
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NetworkManager-openvpn-0.7.0-18.svn11.fc10.i386

is the package that i have installed

try a yum provides NetworkManager-openvpn

and make sure it is still the version available for your OS
 
Old 02-20-2009, 12:19 PM   #5
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Hello,

Thanks for your response.

Yes, I have not installed openvpn.

However, I have a problem make a connection.

I go to configure vpn connection:
VPN | Add:
connection type I can only choose OpenVPN | create
connection name: ViewPoint
Gateway: 203.xxx.xxx.xxx Is this where I enter the IP address of the VPN?
Type: password
username: xxxxx
password: xxxxxx

Advanced:
I have left everything blank.

IPv4 Settings:
Method: Automatic (VPN)

DHCP clientID: computerName
I am not sure what I am supposed to in routes:

However, after doing all this. The Apply button is disabled.

Have I done something wrong?

I am connecting to a pptp VPN.

Many thanks,
 
Old 02-21-2009, 11:53 AM   #6
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Hello,

Just wondering if anyone had any ideas about this problem.

Many thanks,
 
  


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