Requirements

  • Modern Linux Distribution
  • Erase the pulse rpm with dnf/yum
Note
This process should work on most modern Linux Distributions (CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu 18.04+, Debian, etc.). Non-mainstream Linux distributions may not work properly.

Prerequisite

Install OpenConnect VPN software. Many Linux systems come with these packages preinstalled, but if they do not:

Fedora

sudo dnf install NetworkManager-openconnect-gnome

Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install network-manager-openconnect-gnome

Configure VPN

Using the Network settings control panel:

  1. Press the network icon in system tray to open Networks
  2. Open the Network Settings Control Panel using the gear  or wrench icon 
    • If this UI isn't available, press Alt+F2 and run the command: nm-connection-editor
  3. Press + (plus sign) to add a new connection
  4. Select Multi-protocol VPN client (openconnect) 
    • If not available: Cisco AnyConnect Compatible VPN (openconnect)
  5. Select VPN Protocol: Pulse Connect Secure or Juniper/Pulse Network Connect
  6. Enter or select the following and press Add:
    • Connection Name: WPI Pulse Connect VPN
    • VPN Protocol: Pulse Connect Secure
    • Gateway: vpn.wpi.edu
  7. Press OK

Connect to the VPN

  1. Press the Network Status icon at the right side of the top bar
  2. Press VPN Off to open the list of available VPN connections
  3. Press Connect or press the switch next to WPI Pulse Connect VPN  to turn on the VPN connection
  4. Enter your username, in the username@wpi.edu format, and your WPI password and press Login

Disconnect from the VPN

  1. Press the Network Status icon
  2. Press the WPI Pulse Connect VPN to open the list of available VPN connections
  3. Press the Turn Off button or press the switch next to WPI Pulse Connect VPN to turn off that VPN Connection