Saturday, June 15, 2013

VPN Client for Linux Systems: Alternative for Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client


Here is how you can connect to your VPN server without Cisco AnyConnect VPN client.

1. First install network-manager plug-in for VPN

 $ sudo apt-get install network-manager-openconnect  

2. Click on your network manager applet you will see  "VPN Connections" option, roll mouse over it, some options will pop-up, then click on "Configure VPN..."

3. Then click on "Add" to add new VPN connection, select VPN connection type "Cisco AnyConnect Compatible VPN (openconnect)" and click on "create". Window to configure new VPN connection will pop-up.

4. Then enter your VPN gateway and click save.

5. To Connect to VPN, go to network manager applet again, then "VPN Connections", it will pop-up VPN connection you just created, click on it.  Then VPN connection window will be up, just click on connect icon to establish VPN connection.



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