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54091 Views 46 Replies Latest reply: Nov 10, 2009 4:55 AM by sachiwaschi
Currently Being ModeratedSep 1, 2009 8:03 PM (in response to David Selevan)Yeah, I found the pcf files.Macbook
Currently Being ModeratedSep 1, 2009 8:11 PM (in response to manishjain)Did you search for it? U can get it from BitTorrent sites. I got mine from IT, but I did notice it
Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2009 4:39 AM (in response to David Selevan)You won't need the .pcf file if you just reinstall the Client. These settings are stored separate from the application, and they are not deleted or destroyed if you just reinstall the client.Xserve, Xserve raid, G4, G5, IMac, Mac Book Pro, PowerBook, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2009 1:49 PM (in response to JTaylorEngineer)Can you (JTaylorEngineer) or someone else tell me where to look on my Mac for the .pcf files. My Cisco VPN works fine after a reinstall of the client, but I'd really like to try out the SL version. I see that the preference pane as an "import configuration" option, but I can't find it. Thanks!MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2009 2:29 PM (in response to Matthew Hedstrom)The installer file that my IT department provided me had a folder for the profiles. You may have to get that installer gain.You can also search your Mac for .pcf. I don't know if you need to keep them on your computer after you install the VPN, so you may need the installer file from your company.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2009 8:50 PM (in response to KAdamsInCo)Thank you very much - this worked and was easy to do!
Much appreciated and no more Cisco VPN Client...MacBook Aluminum Unibody, Mac OS X (10.6), 250GB HD, 4GB RAM, OS X 10.6
Currently Being ModeratedSep 3, 2009 11:50 AM (in response to Matthew Hedstrom)The profiles are located under /etc/CiscoSystemsVPNClient/Profiles
Currently Being ModeratedSep 4, 2009 5:25 AM (in response to David Selevan)gypsydave, thanks for the reply.
This is exactly what I did from the first point the "Cisco" type VPN showed up in the betas of Chilly Kitty. No joy then, no joy now. Have been trying this in the iPhone pretty regularly too which has had the "Cisco" type VPN choice for some time. Again no joy in Mudville.
The Cisco VPNClient was actually causing KP's in Chilly Kitty pretty consistently up until the final release. Still not convinced the Cisco VPNClient software will not tank 10.6 but will find out this weekend.
My effort is to remove any foreign kext (kernel extension, potential system killer) that I can and right now.. The Cisco software has always been a source of problems and if I could kick that to the door, joy would commence!
But for the topic thread, I am tool running Cisco VPNClient 4.9.0180 (crazy version numbers) and it is working fairly well, even across an iPhone tethered to my Mac using bluetooth.MacBook Pro 15" Unibody, Mac OS X (10.6), doubles as a waffle iron with the lid closed. Breakfast and a memo, woo hoo!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 4, 2009 10:18 AM (in response to Cerniuk)Did you get it to work yet?
The built in SL one works way better than the Cisco client.
I did need to decrypt the password from the file for the Authentication settings.
On page 1, I had to leave the password blank. We use those secure ID tokens, so everytime I login, it prompts me for a new password. So I left that password blank.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2009 2:32 AM (in response to KAdamsInCo)Thanks very much for the tip on decrypting the pcf file!!! I managed to get the Apple VPN to work on my campus and will hopefully not need Cisco anymore. Thanks again for all the advice on this forum.Macbook Pro 13.3" (Late 2008), Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2009 6:43 AM (in response to KAdamsInCo)To KAdamsInCo:
Thanks so much! I was worried that it wouldn't work at my institution, but the built-in client works like a charm!
I was in a bind and needed to get some work done, so thanks again.
TimiMac, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2009 5:10 PM (in response to David Selevan)I just wanted to chime in on something. For the past two days, I've been dealing with this problem, where my VPN client would come back with that Error 51. I tried downloading the newest Cisco VPN client, spent an afternoon trying to get Snow Leopard's built in VPN client to work (no luck), and tried three other VPN programs, all of which failed to connect. Then, it occurred to me; I have my Mac forced into booting the 64-bit kernel and extensions. I restarted, let it boot into 32-bit kernel and extensions, and viola, VPN client running as good as ever. Seems like a silly thing to mention, especially since most people probably haven't tweaked their Macs into booting 64-bit, but I know there are some geeks out there like me that want it to run at its complete optimum, and thus could cause the problem.Macbook Pro 13" (Unibody), 2.53GHz, 4GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 10, 2009 8:55 PM (in response to David Selevan)THANK YOU! This worked for me, too.
If I have a regular connection and one designated as a split connection, but they both have the same IP address, how would I do this? Is there something in the shared secret that would make this happen? Is the mac client doing a split connection by default?
Curious if anyone knows.MBP 17 2.4, Mac OS X (10.6), Now 10.6.1
Currently Being ModeratedSep 13, 2009 10:08 PM (in response to KAdamsInCo)KAdamsInCo: thank you so much! I hate the Cisco client and with your tip, I was able to drop it like a hot potato. Thank you thank you thank you!!!
BTW, I didn't see a 'pcf file value' in my .pcf file and it still works great with the Apple SL VPN client. So those of you who don't see it -- don't worry, it will probably still work.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2009 4:06 PM (in response to KAdamsInCo)K - i found this very, very helpful.
Thank you, very much.
JeremyMacBook 13", Mac OS X (10.6.1), I like it. :)