Cisco PIX 515e 7.0(1) VPN Server to Remote Cisco VPN Client 4.8


Can anyone tell me how to setup a VPN service from a PIX 515e running 7.0(1) to a cisco vpn client.  I've never used a PIX before.  I've tried many solutions from the internet but most of them have variations of what I don't really need.  I simply want to access the internal lan from an external lan  I'm doing this for a school project but I'm confused.  I need the complete pix config from scratch.  The client host is running windows xp pro sp2...and the internal host is running windows 2003.  I also have another question...Do I need a router between the pix and the remote client or can I use just the pix for simplicity.

-Rene Enriquez
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Assuming that this is what you are having right now;

Lan ( ip)-------Internet----------(Public IP)Router/anything---------(RemoteLan192.168.0.0/24)

You need to configure PIX as VPN Server and install Cisco VPN Client (Download 4.8 from cisco site) on XP SP2

A Simple configuration would look like this (Check the link);

look at the ipsec vpn.


Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
enriquez_reneAuthor Commented:

thanks for the tip but i need the config for a pix running on 7.0(1) not 6.X..ive attempted this lab a while back belive it or not and my instructor wants me to use l2tp..i do want ipsec but with L2tp...thanks though

Ok, I believe the l2tp setup is also there in the link. The configuration for 6.x will work on 7.0, if you have a change in configuration item, it will tell you when you try to configure it (Like a command change or something like that)

Ludovick LagrevolCommented:
why dn't you use simply VPN wizard from cisco ADSM. it took less than 2 minutes to configure a vpn for Cisco 4.8 clients, with all options .

you can access it on pix 7.x simply in internet explorer : https://PIXInternalIP

then download the software or use it with embedded java version
in both case, you need JRE on the host.

It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Software Firewalls

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.