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    Default Problem with Cisco Anyconnect 3.1.02026

    Hi to anybody willing to help me with this problem,

    I'm using openSUSE 12.3 on my laptop. The system is quite fresh and I have made no changes to settings other than minor installations (some packages for Lyx for example).

    In order to access the Internet over the wireless network of my University, I am required to have the Sisco Anyconnect Secure Mobile Connect Client 3.1.02026 installed on the system, that establishes a VPN connection to the network where the proxy/router to the internet lies. This is all running well.

    Note that I have a 64-Bit system but the 64-Bit version of the client does not work, therefore I installed the 32-Bit version.

    My problem is that I am unable to access the internet when I am in any other wireless network, at home for example, that does not require any VPN tunneling (and therefore the client is not running).

    But it even gets weirder: I can however start the VPN client in any such wireless network and it tunnels me through to my University, where I can then log in. And from there I am of course able to reach the internet. So my laptop is not unable to reach the router in any wireless net, it just refuses to do it without the VPN client. However this connection is not always stable, at home it disconnects after about 20 sec., but at a friends place I had a solid connection for hours.

    Can anybody help me solve this enigma?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    regards,
    GiToRaZor

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    Default Re: Problem with Cisco Anyconnect 3.1.02026

    Quote Originally Posted by GiToRaZor View Post
    Hi to anybody willing to help me with this problem,

    I'm using openSUSE 12.3 on my laptop. The system is quite fresh and I have made no changes to settings other than minor installations (some packages for Lyx for example).

    In order to access the Internet over the wireless network of my University, I am required to have the Sisco Anyconnect Secure Mobile Connect Client 3.1.02026 installed on the system, that establishes a VPN connection to the network where the proxy/router to the internet lies. This is all running well.

    Note that I have a 64-Bit system but the 64-Bit version of the client does not work, therefore I installed the 32-Bit version.

    My problem is that I am unable to access the internet when I am in any other wireless network, at home for example, that does not require any VPN tunneling (and therefore the client is not running).

    But it even gets weirder: I can however start the VPN client in any such wireless network and it tunnels me through to my University, where I can then log in. And from there I am of course able to reach the internet. So my laptop is not unable to reach the router in any wireless net, it just refuses to do it without the VPN client. However this connection is not always stable, at home it disconnects after about 20 sec., but at a friends place I had a solid connection for hours.

    Can anybody help me solve this enigma?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    regards,
    GiToRaZor
    Have you tried not using Cisco, but using openVPN instead? If you use KDE, you can import the pfc file into NetworkManager to set up a VPN connection. I don't know about gnome. My company uses Anyconnect, but I have been successfully using openVPN instead. I can then toggle it on and off using NetworkManager.

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    Default Re: Problem with Cisco Anyconnect 3.1.02026

    Quote Originally Posted by JJMT View Post
    Have you tried not using Cisco, but using openVPN instead? If you use KDE, you can import the pfc file into NetworkManager to set up a VPN connection. I don't know about gnome. My company uses Anyconnect, but I have been successfully using openVPN instead. I can then toggle it on and off using NetworkManager.
    Thanks, I'll try that. It may take a while though, since I probably (but hopefully not) need to reinstall the system to purge any changes the client has done to my system, which may be the source of my problems.

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    Default Re: Problem with Cisco Anyconnect 3.1.02026

    On 2013-09-03, GiToRaZor <GiToRaZor@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
    > My problem is that *I am unable to access the internet when I am in any
    > other wireless network*, at home for example, that *does not* require
    > any VPN tunneling (and therefore the client is not running).


    I've had a lot of trouble using the Cisco client connecting remotely to my University VPN. The most hassle-free solution
    I've found (that is _likely_ to mitigate your problem) is to install a kvm-based virtual installation (I'd recommend
    openSUSE 12.3 32-bit LXDE), using yast's yast2-kvm. Using the VM Manager to establish a QEMU Network bridge (so your VM
    can share the use of your NIC/Wireless), and then install the Cisco client within your virtual machine. That way you can
    use your native connection (on the host OS) and VPN-tunneled connection (on the VM) simultaneously.

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