Cisco VPN on Ubuntu 14.04

To get started, search for and install network-manager-vpnc package from Ubuntu Software Center. Or, do a:

sudo apt-get install network-manager-vpnc

Once installed, you can follow below steps to setup Cisco VPN for Ubuntu:

1.) Move your cursor to right-top corner system tray area, click on Network Manager icon and choose VPN Connections -> Configure VPN

2.) In next window, click on Add button to add a new connection and then choose Cisco Compatible VPN (vpnc) from the drop-down menu.

3.) Click on Create and you’re able to type in your Cisco VPN details in next window. After all, check off “Use this connection only for resources on its network” otherwise your traffic significantly slowed down

Have a PCF File?


cd /etc/vpnc
mv default.conf default.conf.bk

Now convert the pcf file:


pcf2vpnc namofpcffile.pcf default.conf

Then to run it, you simply do


sudo vpnc /path/to/new.conf