Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon, using Network Manager:
You have to install the following packages(programms and libaries), you can use synaptic oder terminal:
-Network Manager (should already be installed)
Normally, with Network Manager installed, you shuld see some health bar or a “plug”-symbol in the right upper corner auf your desktop.
If you left-click on it, you will see your normal connections,… and beneath that “VPN-connections”
I first wanted to provide screenshots, but i have the german Ubuntu-version and so I think it would be more confusing than useful…
So you go to “VPN-coonections” and then click on “Configure VPN” ,
choose under “connect with” pptp-tunnel not Compatible Cisco…, otherwise it won’t work!
Then a new window opens, where you can configure you’re vpn-connection:
Under connection you should choose:
Connection Name: Relakks
Type: Windows (VPN) PPTP
Under authencication just check “Refuse EAP”, nothing else and under “Compression and encryption” just
“Require 128 bit MPPE encryption”
Under PPP-Options you should check “Use Peer DNS” and ” Exclusive Device Access (UUPC Style lock)” and
Under routing check check “Peer DNS through tunnel”
Normally you should not even have to restart, just go to “VPN-connections” and click on “Relakks”, type in username and password and there you go…
Wireless connections works fine for me, but i’ve heard of many people having problems, i’m sorry, but i won’t be able to help you there…
Sometimes you receive the error message:
“VPN Connection failed”, this has normally nothing to do with your configurations, but with Relakks itself, who is often overburdened(you cannot expect anything else for only 5 euros a month). Just try again and again, an hour later,…, this error never occured to me in the morning, but only in the evening, when many people are online!