Android App for Cisco VPN Client

Posted on 2012-03-30
Last Modified: 2012-12-19
I have cisco router configured for IPSec Client vpn access.
I use Ipad which has cisco client vpn software by which i can connect to Cisco router via IPSec.
I want Android phone to connect to Cisco router. Let me know what application should i use in Android for this
Question by:SrikantRajeev
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The Cisco Anyconnect will work, but you have to root your device first.

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let me know how to root my device for this.

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let me know how to root my device for this.
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For Android to connect via VPN, you can go the Anyconnect route as mentioned (which may require rooting), or you need to setup the VPN tunnel on the router to accept L2TP as a protocol for VPN connections. Android natively supports this method. I have not personally configured this on a Cisco router, but have done it on the ASA running 8.4.1 code and higher. Another result of this configuration will allow you to use the native vpn client in Windows (2000, XP, Vista, 7) and not require the Cisco client to be installed.

One thing to make a note of on L2TP VPN configuration is that there is no group specified, meaning that the group ends up being the DefaultRAgroup so if you have a need to treat some Android devices different than others based on the user then this may not work out so well.

The following configuration guide from Cisco would be a starting point.

Or, if you want to do L2TP on an ASA, I have config examples I can share.

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