How Do I setup a VPN on a 506/e

Posted on 2005-04-05
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Last Modified: 2013-11-16

 I am trying to set up a vpn with a pix 506/e. I am not completely dumb when it comes to cisco equipment but I am unable to get this to work. I am using the vpn wizard. When I try to connect the password requester comes up and accepts the user name and password then nothing happens. With the Cisco client I see it saying ( If I remember correctly) something about establishing a secrure channel and eventually just times out. Help. What would be the simple straight forward steps using the wizard to setup a vpn
Question by:itspecearthlink
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lrmoore earned 1000 total points
ID: 13711459
If you can post your config, I can probably help you out..
Stepping through the Wizard:
  Select type: Remote AccessVPN
   Select interface: outside
 * Cisco VPN client
  Group Name:  MYVPNGROUP
  * Pre shared key
  Enable Extended Client Authentication  <== uncheck this box
  nothing is checked on this page
 Pool name:  MYVPNPOOL
  Range start:
  Fill in your local primary DNS server, WINS server and default domain name
 Select:  3DES |  MD5  | Group2(1024bit)
 3DES  | MD5
  *ip address
    Interface inside
    ip address  <== whatever is your local LAN
 Add >>
  X Enable split tunneling

When you setup the client:
New Entry
  Connection:  <whatever>
  Descript:  <whatever>
  Host:  OUTSIDE IP of PIX
  * Group auth
       Name: MYVPNGROUP
       Pass:  mygrouppassword
       Confirm: mygrouppassword
Transport Tab
  X Enable Transparent Tunneling
     * IpSec over UDP (NAT/PAT)

You should not see another username/password prompt again. It should just connect staight away.
You may have to enable NAT Traversal.
From the Main GUI window, VPN tab
        Right about the center of the window there is a chekbox
                                     [X] Enable NAT traversal



Author Comment

ID: 13731424
Hi lrmoore

Thank you, you definetly have me on the right track. However, setting it up with your config it worked fine until I change something and then nothing will work. I have to completely reset the 506/E and then run the VPN wizard again using your config and it will connect. I tried changing the IP address pool to mine with your config and then it won't work. If I try to go back to your pool it still won't work. I again have to completely reset the 506/E and then run the wizard again. It seems like if I change anything I then have to go back and reset the Pix and start over.

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