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By stergios_nik ·

A staff member wants to access a protected web site in order to download some articles but there is a connectivity problem between our LAN and the web site.

We do not have a firewall installed in our environment. Is it possible to connect to their services without a firewall?

We tried to use the Cisco VPN Client CD that was given by them.

We noticed that the VPN connection works from Dial Up because the PC uses a REAL IP but from our inside campus the PC uses a fake IP of type:
192.168.x.x, thus the VPN connection fails.

Staff member gets the following error message while trying to connect:
"Secure VPN connection terminated locally by the client. Reason: Unable to contact the security gateway."

We want 20 PCs to have a VPN connection but we do not use REAL IPs for our internal campus PCs.

The staff member PC connects to internet (via a PROXY software that is installed on another multihommed PC with 2 network cards). A CISCO router connects as to our ISP.

Thank you in advance.

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to CISCO VPN CLIENT ISSUE


You can do:
1: Check with your proxysoftware if it's supports vpn connections and how many ( i have experienced this with winroute, and I needed a upgrade to version 5 for it to work).
2: again with the proxy software; you should be able to bind the vpn port to the port of that client. ( of course that need to be a static ip to work every time).
3: just verify with the ips that it's supports vpn connection.
but most likely the culprit is the proxy software that you are using.

You can ask them of course whic proxy software they know of that works with their connection.
If you are using a windows system you can try the ISA server also.


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by ramblis1 In reply to CISCO VPN CLIENT ISSUE

The VPN client can be used over dail-up or broadband.
did they give you a user name and password to connect to their VPN concentrator. just a thought

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