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VPN for Macintosh on Windows Network

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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by Jaqui In reply to VPN for Macintosh on Wind ...

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.

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by stevlevin In reply to

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.

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by stevlevin In reply to VPN for Macintosh on Wind ...

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.

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by Jaqui In reply to VPN for Macintosh on Wind ...

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.

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by lyon_bleu In reply to VPN for Macintosh on Wind ...

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

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by daviddsnn In reply to VPN for Macintosh on Wind ...

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

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by kevinmi In reply to VPN for Macintosh on Wind ...

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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