Regional University Computing Center

Step 1: create VPN configuration

 

  • Use „Full Tunnel“. Unfortunaly there are problems on Ubuntu 21.10 with „Split Tunnel“ (It is necessary to set a route that prevents the VPN from trying to tunnel itself. on „Full Tunnel“ network-manager does that automatically. For IPv4-only-devices our VPN-Gateway is not inside the Split Tunnel-Range avoiding the problem. For Split Tunnel devices with IPv6 manuall Adjustment is necessary.)
  • Name your VPN-Profile. This name helps you to manage your Profiles if you use the VPN on multiple devices.
  • Create your VPN-Profile by clicking „create“
  • download your VPN-Profile
  • This VPN-Profile contails a key that is associated to your RHRK-Account. Please keep it as secret as your password.
  • If you want to use multibles devices please create a new VPN-Profile for every device. Using the same VPN-Profile on multible devices at the same time will not work.
  • If you forgot to download your VPN-Profile or have lost your VPN-Profile please delete it in the Profile-List and create a new one.

Step 2: Install wireguard

  • Open the settings of your packet manager
  • Activate the repository „universe“
  • Reload the repository index
  • Open the terminal
  • Enter the following command and execute it by presing the Enter-Key

sudo apt install wireguard

  • Confirm the installation by pressing the Enter-Key again

Step 3: Import VPN Configuration

  • import the VPN-Profile using the following command:

nmcli connection import type wireguard file ~/Downloads/wgtuk-Full-Lapt.conf

  • You need to change the path to the profile and the name of the profile to match where you put your profile in Step 1
  • By import your VPN-Profile was activated automatically
  • With the following command you can list your connections

nmcli connection

  • to disconnect the VPN use the command

nmcli connection down name-of-the-connection

  • to reconnect to the VPN use the command

nmcli connection up name-of-the-connection

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