Configure a VPN on a Cisco Pix 501

Posted on 2005-04-21
Last Modified: 2010-04-10
I am using a Cisco Pix 501 firewall and I use PPPoE. I try and step thru the wizard and select the Microsoft VPN to be used.

Whan I save the config, I get an error stating that this can not be done over PPPoE. I am using 6.3.

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    "PIX OS versions 6.2 and 6.3 do not support Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) and Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) with PPPoE."

    Try using IPSec instead -- it is more secure anyway.  You should have received the Cisco VPN Client software with your new PIX, or you can use your Cisco login to download it from

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    Is there a higher version of IOS for the Pix 501 that supports L2Tp or PPTP using PPPoE?

    If not, do you have a document or link that shows how to set up an IPSec VPN as I looked at the wizard and there is not box for IPSEC, only Cisco boxes and L2TP, etc.

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    No, the 7.0 release is only for PIX515 and higher.  The 6.3.4 release is the latest currently available for PIX501.  I would not count on this feature being a priority for Cisco.
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