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Router acting as VPN client

I want to have my Cisco 1841 open a VPN connection to a remote site using IPsec with a shared secret and a username/password, and route only certaintraffic through this virtual connection. From an IP standpoint, I want the router to act as a client, i.e. it gets a dynamic IP address and provides a connection to the remote site in that direction only.

I want to replace the need to run a VPN client on my desktops to connect to a VPN server, but rather have this built in to the router, but only for certain network ranges.

The problem I'm having is knowing what this setup is called so I can google  a solution. I need pointing in the right direction here

thanks,

Simon

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Re: Router acting as VPN client

We do this here with our Cisco 2821 as our EZVPN server, here is the client configuration that we have on our branches 871w's and 881w's.

crypto ipsec client ezvpn VPN
group {Group Name Here} key 0 {Group Key}
username {Username} password 0 {Username Password}
peer {EZVPN Server IP Address}
exit
interface Virtual-Template1 type tunnel
exit
crypto ipsec client ezvpn VPN
virtual-interface 1
exit
interface FastEthernet4
crypto ipsec client ezvpn VPN outside
exit
default interface Virtual-Template1
interface Virtual-Template1 type tunnel
no shutdown
tunnel mode ipsec ipv4
exit
interface BVI1
crypto ipsec client ezvpn VPN inside
exit
no ip route 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 {Gateway IP Address} 1
ip route 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 {Gateway IP Address} 2

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Re: Router acting as VPN client

Thanks - that totally makes sens when Cisco equipemtn is at the other end, however I'm trying to configure this when connecting to a L2TP VPN server. (other choices are OpenVPN and PPTP). Is that possible?

Simon

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