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Pix 501 VPN

I have 2 sites with brand new PIX 501's. Both sites have static IP addresses and the sites also reside on different internal IP schemes. I am trying to create a VPN between the 2 sites. I have tried using the VPN Wizard in the PDM (3.0), as well as, manually creating the configuration by entering in commands. I have been unsuccessful so far with either way. I would rather use the PDM if possible, but I am willing to use the commands.

Can somebody help me please?



Re: Pix 501 VPN


What I would suggest is for you to start afresh, issue in config mode on your PIX: configure factory-default

This will re-set the PIX to it's factory default, now if your not using the PIX as DHCP server then remove DHCP by issuing (again in config mode): clear dhcpd

Save with: write mem. Now change your inside and outside interface IP's as apporiate, also make sure to add the route outside command pointing to your internet facing router.

i.e. route outside

Here's a good document to get you going:

Hope this helps and let me know how you get on.


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Re: Pix 501 VPN


Thanks for your help! I used the document you suggested to correct a couple configuration errors.



Re: Pix 501 VPN

just wondering if the tunnel is up and running now.

below are the sample codes for configuring lan-lan vpn on a pix:

access-list 101 permit ip

access-list 121 permit ip

ip address outside

ip address inside

global (outside) 1 interface

nat (inside) 0 access-list 101

nat (inside) 1 0 0

sysopt connection permit-ipsec

crypto ipsec transform-set myset esp-3des esp-md5-hmac

crypto map myvpn 10 ipsec-isakmp

crypto map myvpn 10 match address 121

crypto map myvpn 10 set peer

crypto map myvpn 10 set transform-set myset

crypto map myvpn interface outside

isakmp enable outside

isakmp key cisco123 address netmask no-xauth no-config-mode

isakmp identity address

isakmp nat-traversal 20

isakmp policy 10 authentication pre-share

isakmp policy 10 encryption 3des

isakmp policy 10 hash md5

isakmp policy 10 group 2

isakmp policy 10 lifetime 86400