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Old 01-17-2010, 07:14 AM   #1
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network-manager, vpn: no/slow connection, options not saved (debian squeeze)

Hi All,

Using debian squeeze and trying to connect to a VPN. network manager is running and I've installed its pptp extension.
nm shows it's connected to the VPN but nothing is loaded.

Also, when I untick the authentication options they are not saved, that is:
from the VPN connection window->Advanced->Authentication->untick CHAP->OK
clicking Advanced->Authentication shows CHAP is TICKED

Any ideas?

Old 01-22-2010, 04:20 AM   #2
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Here are some uddates which will hopefully help crack this one:

The VPN connection definitely works: I can ping and ssh after connecting with the VPN and names are resolved:
ping gives:
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=242 time=230 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=2 ttl=242 time=223 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=3 ttl=242 time=223 ms

traceroute gives
traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
1 * * *
2 * * *
3 * * *
4 * * *
5 * * *

However, browsing doesn't work. Neither epiphany nor iceweasel load a page (seem to be running on idle).

Any ideas?.

Old 01-23-2010, 10:43 PM   #3
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