Problem Setting Up A Cisco VPN Connection ( vpnc )


So trying to connect to my school’s VPN here. Turns out they use vpnc and I’ve installed (with no errors) the package “network-manager-vpnc” and then rebooted.

I expected to see an option in the new connection dialog to set up a Cisco VPN connection but it’s not there for some reason. There’s only the PPTP option. There is also no option to “load a saved VPN configuration” which would have worked too as I’ve got the necessary config files.

Anyone else in the same boat? I’ll take every tips to bypass this too.


Edit: Forgot to mention I’m running Ubuntu MATE 16.04 Beta 2

OK So nevermind. I've found what I did wrong.
I neglected to install the package network-manager-vpnc-gnome as indicated on this page: NetworkManager - Community Help Wiki

Once I did that, it immediately added the option to the network manager.


for openvpn install the packages:

openvpn network-manager-openvpn network-manager-openvpn-gnome

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We’ll be adding VPN clients to Software Boutique soon. Make sure you subscribe Welcome to updates :slight_smile:

Are there any updates on VPNs for the Software Boutique?

They are on the roadmap.

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