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VPN Beginner

I have the following Cisco products installed at my location;

Cisco PIX 506 - IOS V6.31

Cisco 1720 - IOS V12.1

I've been assigned to establish a VPN tunnel in to our network for home remote access. My questions are;

1.) Will my existing hardware/software work?

2.) Can I get assistance with configuring these products to accomplish the VPN?

I can navigate through both IOS configurations, but I've never done a VPN. Any help with this project would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: VPN Beginner

Well.... yes your hardware will work in terms of establishing a VPN. They are, however, much more suited to Site to Site VPN tunnels and not Home remote access. You will have a much easier time if you invest in a Cisco Concetrator 3005. It'll do 100 concurrent user tunnels and is soooooo much easier to setup and manage than IOS based remote access VPN's. It's got a nice easy to use WebUI and you just need to install a software client on the remote machine to enable access to the central site. Hope this helps.

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Re: VPN Beginner

Thanks for your input! I will recommend this product to the powers that be and hopefully be able to provide this solution.

New Member

Re: VPN Beginner

have a look at using Pix Device Manager (PDM 3.0). It has a wizard which allows you to set up a remote access VPN quickly and easily. You might need to upgrade your PIX O/S to 6.3 and then upgrade the PDM

copy tftp flash

copy tftp flash:pdm

It will save you learning the crypto commands etc...

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