Ohio University

Campus VPN: Linux

Linux users will need to create a VPN profile manually: 

  1. Install the L2TP client: 
    • Ubuntu: 
      sudo apt install network-manager-l2tp-gnome 
    • Fedora: 
      sudo dnf install NetworkManager-l2tp-gnome 
  2. Go into Network Settings 
  3. Add a new VPN connection:
    • Choose Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) 
    • Gateway: vpn.ohio.edu 
    • Username: your full @ohio.edu email address 
    • Choose IPsec Settings… 
    • Choose Enable IPsec tunnel to L2TP host 
    • Pre-shared key: ohiobobcats 
    • Set the following advanced options.
      Note: Phase 1 Algorithms differ slightly between Fedora and Ubuntu:
      • Fedora: 
        • Phase 1 Algorithms: aes256-sha1-ecp_384 
        • Phase 2 Algorithms: aes256-sha1 
        • Choose Disable PFS 
      • Ubuntu: 
        • Phase 1 Algorithms: aes256-sha1-ecp384 
        • Phase 2 Algorithms: aes256-sha1 
  4. Save/Apply changes 
  5. Note: Phase 1 Algorithms for Fedora and Ubuntu are slightly different.