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    VPN for Macintosh on Windows Network

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    by stevlevin ·

    Hello, I wish to add my Macintosh G4 Powerbook with OSX v.
    10.3.8 to a corporate Windows network. The IT people at the
    company don’t support Macs, so I hope one of you cyber-
    experts can help me with the settings. They use Nortel
    Networks Contivity VPN Client V04_65.18. Can I connect into
    this using my OSX settings?

    I’m a non-IT guy, so thanks for answering in simple language!

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    • #3330526

      Reply To: VPN for Macintosh on Windows Network

      by jaqui ·

      In reply to VPN for Macintosh on Windows Network

      can you get the full vpn connection data from them?
      ( don’t post it here )
      install vpn software compatable with vpn server on network, then configure it to connect with the settings from the network techs.

      it will work.

      • #3330500

        Reply To: VPN for Macintosh on Windows Network

        by stevlevin ·

        In reply to Reply To: VPN for Macintosh on Windows Network

        Comment to Jaqui: What kind of software is compatible? The
        company doesn’t have a Nortel version for the Macintosh. Does
        OSX have something built in? I have access to Cisco VPN 3.7, wil
        that do the trick? Thanks.

    • #3330501

      Reply To: VPN for Macintosh on Windows Network

      by stevlevin ·

      In reply to VPN for Macintosh on Windows Network

      Comment to Jaqui: What kind of software is compatible? The
      company doesn’t have a Nortel version for the Macintosh. Does
      OSX have something built in? I have access to Cisco VPN 3.7, wil
      that do the trick? Thanks.

    • #3330456

      Reply To: VPN for Macintosh on Windows Network

      by jaqui ·

      In reply to VPN for Macintosh on Windows Network

      on checking nortel’s site, thier solutions tend to be hardware based.
      apple share/ apple talk ( both included with osx ) should do the trick.
      use tcp/ip, and depending on network config, dhcp or static ip.

      connection should be smooth as silk.

    • #3341891

      Reply To: VPN for Macintosh on Windows Network

      by lyon_bleu ·

      In reply to VPN for Macintosh on Windows Network

      Mac OS X has a VPN client as part of the standard installation. It
      is set up with the “Internet Connect” application. The following is
      from mac OS Help Viewer:


      1. Open Internet Connect, located in the Applications folder.
      Click the VPN icon in the toolbar.
      2. Choose the type of VPN connection, either “L2TP over IPSec”
      or PPTP.
      3. Choose a configuration from the Connect pop-up menu, then
      click Connect.

      To create a second VPN configuration, choose File > New VPN
      Connection.

      If there are no configurations in the Connect pop-up menu,
      choose Edit Configurations and enter settings for your VPN
      server. If you’re not sure what settings to use, talk to the
      administrator of the network you want to connect to.

      Here’s a link to an illustrated walk-through.

      http://tinyurl.com/3sz4

      Your sys admin will need to tell you what flavor of VPN–whether
      PPTP or L2TP over IPSec–and give you the IP address and a
      password

      Have fun!

      Peace,

      paul

    • #3261181

      Reply To: VPN for Macintosh on Windows Network

      by daviddsnn ·

      In reply to VPN for Macintosh on Windows Network

      http://www.apani.com, has a Mac Ipsec client compatable with nortel

    • #3047212

      Reply To: VPN for Macintosh on Windows Network

      by kevinmi ·

      In reply to VPN for Macintosh on Windows Network

      Basically I have to do the same thing. I had to purchase a copy of the Nortel Contivity software now located at http://www.apani.com/vpn-clients/overview. Apani now owns the Nortel VPN software.

      I am currently running the VPN software and it works well under Mac 10.4. Hope this answers your concern. The IT folks will have to set you up with an account.

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