Connecting to Cisco VPN

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ThomasOkken
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Connecting to Cisco VPN

Post by ThomasOkken » Sat May 04, 2013 10:43 pm

I'm trying to connect to a Cisco VPN (IPSec) gateway, using Mint 14.1 with MATE.
When I click on the network icon in the Panel, and then go to VPN Connections -> Configure VPN -> Add, I get the Choose a VPN Connection Type dialog, but the only connection type it offers is PPTP.
I installed vpnc, which as far as I know is what I need to connect to Cisco VPN. But even after the installation and a reboot, still no option other than PPTP.
I used to have this working under Ubuntu 10.04, but after replacing the hard drive in my laptop, I can't look at that anymore, and besides, I don't remember having to install anything besides vpnc in order to get this to work then. But of course I'm probably wrong. :-)
Can anyone clue me in what I'm missing to get the Cisco/IPSec option to appear in the configuration GUI?

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Re: Connecting to Cisco VPN

Post by ThomasOkken » Sat May 04, 2013 11:43 pm

Got it, I needed two additional packages, network-manager-vpnc and network-manager-vpnc-gnome.

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Re: Connecting to Cisco VPN

Post by olisteadman » Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:56 am

After trying this and having no results, I found an extra strep was needed for my setup. Not sure why, but here it is:
sudo apt-get install openconnect network-manager-openconnect-gnome
( via
https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php ... st13301803 )

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