VPN Connection to Potsdam-Golm - Linux - Ubuntu 16.04

  1. Open a terminal and install the packages 'network-manager-openvpn' and 'network-manager-openvpn-gnome' with the following commands (skip this step if these packages are already installed):
     sudo apt update && sudo apt install network-manager-openvpn network-manager-openvpn-gnome 
  2. Go to the network manager and choose 'Edit Connections'
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  3. Click on the button 'Add' and mark 'Ethernet'
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  4. Choose 'Import a saved VPN configuration...' and click on 'create'
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  5. Go to your downloaded files and choose the file 'aei.mpg.de.ovpn'.
    Type in the 'Connection name' and your username and password.
    Click on 'save' and 'close'
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  6. Go to the network manager and choose 'VPN Connections:AEI-openvpn'
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  7. You might need to reload/restart software applications that were trying to access Internet resources before you started your VPN connection : for example if you were trying to view a journal paper with a web-browser and it still does not work, then try reloading the page and/or restarting the browser.

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