Linux VPN client not working

Dear Experts,

I'm having an impossible time trying to VPN to a  Cisco Meraki Firewall with a LInux Ubuntu MATE desktop.

I only need to setup the secret key the username and password. I do not need to have a certificate.

The Linux VPN clients are not working. Is there a script I could use from somewhere?

Thank you!
marceloNYCMiddle-Tier AdministratorAsked:
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Prabhin MPEngineer-TechOPSCommented:
Step1: disable IPTABLES
Step 2: Which type of VPN you are trying to configure
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marceloNYCMiddle-Tier AdministratorAuthor Commented:
I tried OpenVPN
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Prabhin MPEngineer-TechOPSCommented:
may i know how you are configuring

or can we have 1:1
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marceloNYCMiddle-Tier AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Sure! The problem I think is asking me for a certificate. Otherwise will not let me keep the configuration. I can do it easily in Windows 10.

I use in Windows 10:

Connection Name
address of Cisco Meraki
VPN type: L2TP/IPSEC with pre-shared key  
Pre-shared key
User name
Password


Once I create that entry I go the network adapter settings and change the Security to:

Allow These protocols:

PAP
CHAP
MS-CHAP -v2
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Prabhin MPEngineer-TechOPSCommented:
can u please explain how you are doing in ubuntu machine
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marceloNYCMiddle-Tier AdministratorAuthor Commented:
I installed the OpenVPN client.
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marceloNYCMiddle-Tier AdministratorAuthor Commented:
FYI: I already have a VPN client installed. PIA VPN.
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Prabhin MPEngineer-TechOPSCommented:
Installl this package for GUI

sudo apt-get install network-manager-gnome

FROM network manager just configure HOST, sharekey etc., and enable the protocols,

pfa

hope this will help you
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marceloNYCMiddle-Tier AdministratorAuthor Commented:
I tried that. Let me try it again. Give me a few minutes please.
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Prabhin MPEngineer-TechOPSCommented:
sure
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marceloNYCMiddle-Tier AdministratorAuthor Commented:
I don't get that VPN client. I have one that insist I need to have a certificate.
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Prabhin MPEngineer-TechOPSCommented:
can we have a remote session
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marceloNYCMiddle-Tier AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Sure...
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Prabhin MPEngineer-TechOPSCommented:
share me of Team viewer VIA msg
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marceloNYCMiddle-Tier AdministratorAuthor Commented:
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Prabhin MPEngineer-TechOPSCommented:
disconnected
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marceloNYCMiddle-Tier AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Yeah, sorry. Don't worry about it.

I ll try it a little later. I freak out. I don't know you and I m display important information.
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marceloNYCMiddle-Tier AdministratorAuthor Commented:
What should I tried?
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Prabhin MPEngineer-TechOPSCommented:
No issues,



sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nm-l2tp/network-manager-l2tp  
sudo apt-get update  
sudo apt-get install network-manager-l2tp  

set as same before
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marceloNYCMiddle-Tier AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Thank you!
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Prabhin MPEngineer-TechOPSCommented:
sudo apt install network-manager-l2tp-gnome

Install the above dependency as well. after that select l2tp from networkmangaer->vpn
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marceloNYCMiddle-Tier AdministratorAuthor Commented:
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marceloNYCMiddle-Tier AdministratorAuthor Commented:
You did it!!! Thank you so much!
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marceloNYCMiddle-Tier AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Thank you so much!
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Prabhin MPEngineer-TechOPSCommented:
Always welcome. Can you share me your LinkedIn profile.

It was nice to work with you
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