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Cisco vpn client with iPhone

arefone asked
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have configured an iPhone with cisco vpn client for two networks, one with a Cisco 851 router and one with pix 515e, the one with 851 router it is working fine without problems, but the other one with the pix 515e does not work, I have check many times the configurations, username and password, all infos are correct.
The pix has 6.x as ios version!!!
Any help please?
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the error message is>
vpn server does not respond!!! with cisco vpn client from the laptop is working without problem!!!
Any help?
How is the iPhone conencted the the internet and the PIX..? Via a wireless network or using a Celluar Data Network...?
Often Ceulluar providor block such things as VPN indiscrimitinitly...(Spelling!?)..


via adsl wireless!!!
And if you have a laptop on the same adsl can it connect fine...?


yes John!!!
What is you exact model of PIX...?
From Cisco
Cisco ASA 5500 Security Appliances and PIX Firewalls. We highly recommend the latest 8.0.x software release (or greater), but you can also use 7.2.x software.
Neither Cisco IOS VPN routers nor the VPN 3000 Series Concentrators support the iPhone VPN capabilities
From what I have read you need to update the firmware on the PIX.. I have found one forum where somebody did that with a 515e and the VPN started to work...
Are you the admin of the Firewall..>?


yes jhon, I have read the link yesterday, but I have read also on internet that there are some persons could make it work on pix 6.x.......
anyway, my pix is 515e and the version is Cisco PIX Firewall Version 6.3(3)
I would recommend that you upgrade the firmware and then take it from there...


I did the update on the iphone already to the last version!
Sorry I meant the firmware on the PIX...


Thats a whole other question! I havent work on PIXs for a while now..
First you need to get the firmware itself, there should be instructions with the file on how to do the upgrade...
Who did you buy the PIX from, do you have a maintenance agreement with someone for it.. You could ask them...


I am a network engeneer man! I just did not understand your advice, I know the the ios of pix can be update but not the firmware!! so, for this i asked u how?
Is not recommanded to do it!!!
So??? any other solution?
Sorry, I don't know... I have no direct experience of your problem.. Just working from my experience with the iPhone and from what I have found and interpreted with google searches..

I have seen one post where someone said they were having the same problems as you and a firmware upgrade fixed it.. I am not sure that the model matches your exactly...

I am only giving you ideas- plus not trying to insult you intelligent...!


:) no problem!
Listen, I will wait for a few days to see if someone will give me a solution, otherwise I will give u the 500 points anyway!

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