Instructions for VPN connections using Ubuntu

Under Ubuntu 9.10, 10.04, 10.10, 11.04, 11.10, or 14.10:

Type into the terminal: "sudo apt-get install network-manager-vpnc".

Type your Ubuntu password when prompted.

This should install the required packages for Cisco VPN client.

Note: Based on information from, this package should at least work for Ubuntu 9.10 10.04, 10.10, 11.04, 11.10 and 14.10.

Click Network Manager Icon on the Top menu bar:

Select "VPN Connections" > "Configure VPN..."

In the opened dialog "Network Connections", under the "VPN" tab, click "Add" on the right.

In Choose a VPN Connection Type Box, choose "Cisco Compatible VPN (vpnc)", then click "Create...".

In the "Editing VPN connection 1" dialog:

Connection Name: NJIT VPN


Group name: admin (if you are staff/faculty) or acad (if you are student)

"User password": Keep "Always Ask" on the right drop-down box

"Group password": First select "Saved" on the right drop-down box, then type admin for faculty/staff or acad for students in the text box on the left.

In the "User name" field type your UCID.

"Domain": Leave empty

Click "Save", Then "Close"

Right now, you should be able to see the newly created "NJIT VPN" connection in "Network Manager" > "VPN Connections", if not you might have to restart network manager by typing into the terminal:

"sudo /etc/init.d/network-manager restart"

Just click "NJIT VPN", then input your UCID password, you are ready to use your VPN connection to access campus network.

Last Updated: June 29, 2017