These instructions assume you are using Network-Manager and running Ubuntu 14.04 or OpenSuse 13.1. I have not tested this on other versions.
First check your prerequisites. Drexel uses a Cisco VPN server. Make sure you have network-manager-vpnc installed in Ubuntu:
sudo apt-get install network-manager-vpnc
Or in OpenSuse:
sudo zypper in NetworkManager-vpnc
Next, use Network Manager to to setup the VPN connection.
- Right click on the Network Manager tray icon and select VPN Connections -> Configure VPN
- Select New.
- For connection type, select “Cisco Compatible VPN (vpnc)”.
- Enter the following information (from Drexel’s VPN instructions)
- Connection name: Drexel VPN (just so you don’t get confused later)
- Gateway: vpn01.irt.drexel.edu
- User name: your Drexel username
- Password: your Drexel password
- Group ID: DrexelVPN
- Group Password: n0cB5tqdmV (the second character is a zero)
- Save the new connection when finished.
- Connect to the VPN by right clicking the Network Manager tray icon and selecting VPN Connections -> Drexel VPN