VPN Installation Guide

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You need to download and install the SoftEther VPN Client software. You can get it free from their official website (https://www.softether.org).

Install it and run. You need to create a local virtual network interface adapter. After that create a profile with following parameters.

  1. Hostname: svpn.mrt.ac.lk
  2. Port Number: 443
  3. Virtual Hub: Select Accordingly (Select it from the drop-down button)
  4. Auth Type: RADIUS or NT Domain Authentication
  5. Username and Password are same as your UoM account credentials (LMS, Moodle, UoM_Wireless, UoM Email)
  6. Now you can connect to the VPN.Once you connected please open a command prompt (cmd) with Administrative privileges and issue the following command (optional)

                            route -p ADD X.X.X.X MASK M.M.M.M 10.8.140.254

 

  • Now your would able to access your server through our vpn system. Check the connectivity by pinging to your server. Please note that all the above steps are only a one time work.

Install Softether VPN Client

Download and Install SoftEther VPN Client


  • Click on Download SoftEther VPN link.

  • Select Component : SoftEther VPN Client
  • Select Platform : Linux
  • Select CPU : Select the appropriate CPU from the Drop down
  • Click on the appropriate downloading link based on the version of the software.

  • Extract the downloaded tar.gz file. Here after the extracted folder referred as <folder_1>
  • Navigate to <folder_1> and open a terminal.
  • Execute make command and accept all license agreements by entering the number relevant to “Yes”.

  • After the completion of make command process, start the vpn client using sudo ./vpnclient start
  • Then you will get the following output.

  • Execute ./vpncmd and select No 3 to enter to Use of VPN Tools (certificate creation and Network Traffic Speed Test Tool) option.
  • Then run check command.
  • If all tests are passed, you are good to go.


Configure SoftEther VPN Client

  • Execute./vpncmd on a terminal opened inside <folder_1>
  • Select No 2 to enter to the Management of VPN Client option.
  • Press Enter when you are asked for Hostname of IP Address of Destination
  • Then you will connect to the localhost .

  • Create a virtual interface to connect to the VPN server.

               ​​​​​​NicCreate <name for virtual interface>

               eg : NicCreate vpn_se

  • Create an VPN client account using the following command.

       AccountCreate <name>

                   In this case : AccountCreate CITeS

  • Then setup the account with your details.

             Destination VPN Server Host Name and Port Number:<VPN IP address>:<SoftEther VPN Port>

     Destination Virtual Hub Name: <Hub Name>

     Connecting User Name: <Username of LMS, Moodle, UoM_Wireless, UoM Email>

     Used Virtual Network Adapter Name: <Created virtual interface’s name>

             Destination VPN Server Host Name and Port Number:svpn.mrt.ac.lk:443

     Destination Virtual Hub Name: <Enter the appropriate one according to the following drop down>

  • Please Note that Virtual Hub Name is Case Sensitive
  • Connecting User Name: <UoM Username>
  • Used Virtual Network Adapter Name: vpn_se (the one created in above step)
  • You will get The command completed successfully message if you do it correctly.

  • Setup a password to the created account. AccountPassword <UoM Username>

  • Set a password and confirm it. (Please note that you need to enter your uom account password)
  • For Specify standard or radius: give radius
  • Now you can connect to the SoftEther VPN clinet account through the created account.
  • Issue the command AccountList and check the connectivity. If you get Connected status it is good to go for the next step.

 


Adding Routes to the Routing Table

  • Open a terminal and issue the command sudo ifconfig . Now you should see the virtual network adapter you created earlier. But you do not have a ip address for it.
  • Issue the command sudo dhclient <virtual_network_adapter_name> eg:sudo dhclient <vpn_vpn_se>
  • After few moments you will get an ip address from the VPN Server.
  • Then issue sudo netstat -rn command to see the routing table. You need to add a static route here.
  • sudo ip route add <gateway of the ip range of your virtual network adapter>/<subnetmask> via 10.8.140.254

 

  • Please note that above steps are optional (Contact CITeS for Support). Except the last route adding step, all of the above steps are one time work.