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Possible to use WINXP VPN connection (not CISCO client) to PIX 506e 6.3 ?

Is it possible to use the default w2k/xp VPN connection with this device, rather than installing the CISCO client ? I am having some trouble configuring the xp client and the 506e shows no activity unless I set the XP client to have a "pre-shared key" but PIX complains "no pre-shared key for host ...." (using different protocol otherwise ?)which it wont have because these users have dynamic IP's - in the CISCO client you have the "group authentication" tab, and these details don't work in the username/password section of xp vpn connection. I configured the client to site using the wizard in 6.3 and this works fine using the CISCO client on other platforms - just wanted to cut down on software to install on remote clients.

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Re: Possible to use WINXP VPN connection (not CISCO client) to P

Here's the basic config you'll need on the PIX:

This is using certificates, which you probably don't want to do by the sounds of it, so don't worry about the two lines starting with "ca".

You'll have to add a default pre-shared key cause, as you said, you have no idea what IP address the client is going to run. The commands is as follows:

> isakmp key <keystring> address

then just use as your pre-shared key in the XP config.

Also change this line:

> isakmp policy 20 authentication rsa-sig


> isakmp policy 20 authentication pre-share