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I used to be able to choose "connect to vpn" from the network-indicator in Ubuntu but since I've upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 I'm only using GNOME-Shell and I can't find anyway to connect to a VPN from this desktop environment. Shouldn't it there be a similar button in GS's network menu? How do I do this from a graphical interface?

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Since I've upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 I'm only using gnome-shell, did you actually install it yourself or do you mean Unity? –  Georg Schölly Oct 28 '11 at 20:05
    
What type of VPN? There are many. –  Zoredache Oct 29 '11 at 1:04
    
Georg, I've installed GNOME-Shell my self and it's the DE I'm referring to. Zoredache, The VPN I'm trying to connect to is using PPTP but I would prefer if the solution could work for more than one type of protocol. –  Niklas Oct 30 '11 at 22:17
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I was expecting an entry in the networking menu like in Unity but I needed to add the VPN connection through System Settings->Networking first and then it showed up in the network menu.

To add the VPN, you must click on the "+" button which may be unnoticed (Figure below).

<code>Network Manager Menu</code>

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click vpn login in using this

/foor/linux/ vpm pass: cheese

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