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VPN Connects, No dataflow

With the following:

interface Loopback0

ip address

interface Vlan1


ip address

interface Virtual-Template1 type tunnel

tunnel mode ipsec ipv4

tunnel protection ipsec profile SDM_Profile1

- I can connect via VPN Client, but unable to ping a computer or use RDP to it (as an example).

- Do I need a static route or NAT between the VLAN and VPN?

- no firewall enabled yet

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Re: VPN Connects, No dataflow


I would not think that there was any need for static routes or NAT between the VLAN and VPN.

What address does the VPN client get assigned when it connects?

Perhaps posting the config would allow us to understand better what the issue is.



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Re: VPN Connects, No dataflow


Actually, just reset to factory and applied a duplicate configuration this time without the firewall.

I was able to connect and ping computer I had hooked up and was able to RDP in.

Mind you, as soon as I use the firewall wizard in the SDM (Simple or Advanced) - I can still connect and do everything via VPN - but am unable to surf webpages externally.

Is there away the connected VPN users can

access Windows Files - I figured that NetBIOS names would not work - so tried \\\sharename and \\\c$ and got nowhere.

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Re: VPN Connects, No dataflow

Thanks again Rick for the assistance.

I have the VPN working now and can access using \\ip address\share name.

I am having problems with firewall in general. According to Firewall in SDM - ACL 101 is set to drop. I think this is the problem. Not sure exactly which option to choose. Permit Firewall or Permit ACL to resolve it.

Attached are two files

a) Config /w Firewall Enabled

b) A PDF of my original configuration. In this, I've looked at every line and tried to determine what it does. If you have time - and don't mind a little education session. Would you mind looking through them and providing feeback.

Red is no clue what the command does

Blue - How I understand the command.

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