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54261 Views 46 Replies Latest reply: Nov 10, 2009 4:55 AM by sachiwaschi
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2009 9:40 PM (in response to David Selevan)Hello dave:
Since Snow Leopard will not be released to the public until Friday, no one will be able to even guess if what you describe will work. Since you are in a corporate environment, i suggest you contact your company IT people for further guidance.
BarryiMac 20" 2.4 Ghz Intel-based/2 GB, iMac 17" 1.8 Ghz G5/1 GB, DSL, Firewire HDs, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2009 9:40 PM (in response to David Selevan)Only Cisco can verify whether their VPN client will work... ask them.
Cisco should also be able to tell you whether the Apple VPN client
will work with their VPN concentrator.
DaveMacBook 13", Mac OS X (10.5.8), iMac G5 (10.5.8) iBook G3 (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2009 10:49 PM (in response to David Selevan)Good news and bad news. Bad news is I can't really contact Cisco or my Company. They offered the Cisco VPN client awhile ago for our multimedia department, the company is Windows and IT only supports Windows. They don't want to hear about my Mac.
Good news is I found 4.9.01.0180 which supposedly works on Snow Leopard! So should hopefully be set for Friday!!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 27, 2009 11:05 PM (in response to David Selevan)Were you able to wrangle a public download of the .0180 client? If so, could you post the URL? I'm on .0100, and my IT department won't take the time to contact Cisco for an official upgrade.
Of course the first thing I'll try is the built-in Cisco VPN support that's (finally!) part of Snow Leopard....MacBook Pro, 15", 2.33GHz Intel, 3GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 23" ACD, 1TB WD HDD
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2009 5:14 AM (in response to David Selevan)Hi all,
Have just tried VPN Client 4.9.01 on Snow Leopard and it works. No worries there.
However, 10.6's new Cisco VPN support feature didn't work with my setup, probably due to the hashing used in my certificate.MacBookPro 2GHz Intel Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2009 4:45 PM (in response to David Selevan)I have the Cisco VPN Client 4.9.01 and couldn't connect under Snow Leopard. I kept receiving the "error 51" message with no luck getting around it.
I was able to use the new Apple client once I figured out how to decrypt the group password in the IT supplied pcf file. If you have the pcf file, right-click on it and open it with Text editor.
For the VPN (Cisco IPSec) connection:
OS X VPN = pcf file value
Server Address = Host
Account Name = Your VPN login ID
Password = Your VPN password
Click on "Authentication Settings"
Group Name = GroupName
Shared Secret = GroupPwd
If your GroupPwd value is blank but you have an enc_GroupPwd, you can search the web for decrypting Cisco VPN passwords, copy/paste in the value and get the "clear text" version to use for the "Shared Secret" value.
This is one place you can go to for this decryption:
That's it. Then you can use the new built-in Cisco VPN for your connection.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2009 7:30 PM (in response to KAdamsInCo)Thanks for this.. I have been wanting to free myself from the Cisco software for a while.. and this did the trick. I always wondered why I could VPN into my work network with my iPod touch without any 3rd party software but needed the Cisco software on my iMac.. turns out I was just entering the wrong info! Works flawlessly!1Ghz 12 inch PowerBook + 10 gig ipod/512 shuffle + 14inch iBook, Mac OS X (10.6), 8g iPod touch
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2009 8:06 PM (in response to Sandman)On a fresh install, 4.9.01 worked fine for me. On another I upgraded from 10.5, it failed on launch. After reinstalling, it works fine and retained configuration.
Now to figure out Kerberos...MBP, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2009 10:15 PM (in response to danparker)Worked for me. Got an error, uninstalled and reinstalled. Now it works.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2009 11:16 PM (in response to David Selevan)By the way, both versions of Cisco I have work, 4.9.01.0100 and 4.9.01.0180. You just have to uninstall by deleting the Cisco icon and re-install the dmg file. Tried them both and they both work.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2009 1:56 AM (in response to David Selevan)4.9.01.0180 did not work after update to Snow Leopard 10.6.
I just re-Installed the client.
IT WORKED and did not loose the profiles!!!
Message was edited by: rollarMBP, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2009 6:24 AM (in response to KAdamsInCo)Just upgraded to Snow Leopard last night. My VPN client stopped working with the
same error you encountered. Thanks to your posting, I was able to resolve the
Best regardsiMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 3GB
Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2009 11:17 AM (in response to TroutHound)Using the built-in VPN worked great for me! Thanks!Macbook Pro 2.4Ghz C2D, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2009 11:23 AM (in response to Ted Pin)Glad it worked for you. Would have been too complicated for me and I don't think it would have worked.
Uninstalling and re-installing worked in 10 seconds.
Most people who use these things are paranoid about security in the first place, and some of these companies aren't big Mac fans. I couldn't get any of the secret information using those websites. Getting IT to officially admit I can access their VPN on a Mac is hard enough, there is no way they would supply me with or even know the password. I think someone in our IT department must have come up with these profiles 10 years ago or something, because I'm the only one who seems to be able to access our network. So I'm just glad I got the old one back up and running.