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Site-to-Site VPN between a Cisco Pix 501 (server) and a Cisco 1800 (client)

Hello,

I try to connect my local network, behind a Cisco 1800, to a remote network, behind a Pix 501. Not needing any special security or setting, I went for the wizards on both sides. On the Pix 501 it is "Wizards"->"VPN Wizard"->"Remote Access VPN" and on the 1800 it is "Configure"->"VPN"->"Create a Site to Site VPN".

But it doesn't work.

And the main thing I could see as the reason why, is that on the Pix 501, I have to set a "Group Name" and a "Pre-shared key" and on the 1800 I am only asked for a "Pre-shared key".

Could you please tell me first if what I am trying to do is possible at all? Are those to Cisco box compatible for a site to site VPN? If yes, how shall I proceed to set it up? Why the story with the "Group Name"?

Thanks,

Pierre

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Re: Site-to-Site VPN between a Cisco Pix 501 (server) and a Cisc

IPSEC is an open standard and it is surely compatible betweeen routers/pix. you can configure these boxes with the URL given below:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps2030/products_configuration_example09186a0080094498.shtml

hope this helps.. all the best.. rate replies if found useful..

Raj

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Re: Site-to-Site VPN between a Cisco Pix 501 (server) and a Cisc

Hello,

I am looking for something a bit more straight forward to setup. In the documentation suggested there is a word in every sentence I don't understand or at least do not master. And I have never configured those boxes from the console. I hoped that the GUI and its wizards are not here just for the show.

But maybe I can become more specific. In the current configuration I have setup the VPN server on the Pix 501. It is done well enough so I can connect to it using the Cisco VPN Client software. For more details I have joinded the PCF file that allows me to connect to the Pix 501.

On the Cisco 1800, the closest I could find to connect to the Pix 501 is the 'Configure->Easy VPN Remote->Create Easy VPN remote'. But again it doesn't work. And the only thing I can see that may be the problem is that it expects a user authetification (XAuth) but it is not needed with my current configuration on teh Pix. When I connect to it with the VPN software it connects directly, no questions asked.

So I have also joined the result of the VPN trouble shooting. It tells me to check the key, but I did that many time and I am 101% sure it is the correct one.

Please help!

Thanks,

Pierre

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