I am on Ubuntu 12.04. I managed to install the FortiClient after lots of search and mainly by installing everything suggested on these pages :

Now I have it running and the connection status indicates tunnel running and I see bytes receives and send bytes.

I am trying to connect to remote desktop to a Windows 7 machine but it doesn't work. first thing first I check if I ping the machine and no it doesn't ping.

I looked under Devices - Network Tools, I can see that there was no interface created for the VPN and I don't have an IP for the tunnel. I only have my local network IP.

I tried the 2010 and 21467 versions.

Can someone help on this?


Ok I found the solution. The forticlient does not create the routes needed for the tunnel to work as expected. In a terminal type:

sudo route add -net [office lan IP] netmask dev ppp0


sudo route add -net netmask dev ppp0

where is my office LAN range. My office PC is on Then when using remmina app I used my office PC IP-Address and got my remote desktop working. My Win7 office PC looks like win XP but at least I can work.

The only problem is that I have to enter this command EACH time I reconnect to the vpn through forticlient.

I added this command in a script in /etc/ppp/ip-up.d but that didn't work.


I solved similar issue (on debian 9) by running:

apt-get install ppp

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