To connect with Ubuntu, I recommend the following:
1 install the vpnc client and the plugin for network-manager:
# sudo apt-get install vpnc network-manager-vpnc
This above should restart network-manager.
2 Click on the network icon in your "system tray" area (the thing that
looks like two computer monitors). You should now see an entry for
"VPN Connections". Go into that menu and click "configure VPN".
3 The above should open the "VPN Connections" window. Click "Add".
4 I recommend using "UF VPN" as the Connection Name. For the gateway
use: vpn.ns.ufl.edu, for the group name use vpn-auth.
5 On the optional tab click "Override user name" and add your UF email
address (in my case, [log in to unmask]) and click apply.
6 Now you can connect to the vpn by clicking the network icon, going
to VPN connections and clicking "UF VPN". It will ask you for your
password (your gatorlink password) and the group password.
7 The group password is a secret which is contained in the
configuration files you can download from:
in the pcf file. The following web page will decrypt the password in
the pcf file for use with vpnc:
Actually, I just did a search and found this:
Which basically gives the exact same steps as above, it might also be helpful.
On 8/22/07, Dan Stoner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I haven't heard of such changes.
> Generically, to connect to the Internet over the campus standard
> wireless network, you should still have the option to use:
> 1. WIPA authentication page before access
> 2. Campus Cisco VPN Service
> The first should work with no modifications to Ubuntu. This is
> straight-up 802.11b with no encryption. See the campus wireless FAQ:
> The second option works with software available for download (and a
> little extra effort to get the kernel headers packages, etc.).
> Where (physically) are you trying to connect? Perhaps you are not
> actually hitting a campus wireless network Access Point?
> Dan Stoner
> Network Administrator
> Florida Museum of Natural History
> University of Florida
> Shelby Powell wrote:
> > UF has made it nigh impossible for an incompetant Ubuntu user like
> > myself to connect to the internet. They've upgraded to the "802.1x
> > Industry-Standard Protocol" and they're requiring connections be made
> > with IEEE 802.1x authentication (EAP Type: PEAP).
> > How can I set this up on Ubuntu 7.04?
P. Oscar Boykin http://boykin.acis.ufl.edu
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Florida