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Fiallo1984
Jul 10, 2008, 02:38 PM
When the SDK was announced, Apple mentioned working with Cisco to develop their enterprise features. Has anyone been able to connect to a Cisco VPN after upgrading 2.0 firmware? I ask because my school relies exclusively on Cisco VPN and it'd be great to be able to connect to the Wifi network here (especially after the new App store opens up).



Sky Blue
Jul 10, 2008, 02:40 PM
It's built in the 2.0 software and is not part of the app store.

AustinSTI
Jul 10, 2008, 03:15 PM
Its there but you need your group password...which I don't have...

Fiallo1984
Jul 10, 2008, 04:55 PM
So it doesn't sync the settings of my MBP's desktop Cisco VPN client with the one on the iPhone? God I just hate dealing the IT people at my school who refuse to even try to help on any device or OS they don't officially support. Can't explain how many people showed up on the first day at med school with shiny new PCs with Vista that weren't supported via the then current build of Cisco VPN client. They were pretty d!ck to them all.

Sky Blue
Jul 10, 2008, 05:01 PM
So it doesn't sync the settings of my MBP's desktop Cisco VPN client with the one on the iPhone? God I just hate dealing the IT people at my school who refuse to even try to help on any device or OS they don't officially support. Can't explain how many people showed up on the first day at med school with shiny new PCs with Vista that weren't supported via the then current build of Cisco VPN client. They were pretty d!ck to them all.

Did they give you instructions to install it? you'll need the same settings as your MBP client.

Fiallo1984
Jul 10, 2008, 05:13 PM
Unfortunately, they provide a version of the client with the settings and passwords preloaded for OS X and XP. This makes it difficult to export these configurations (such as group passwords) to another device.

kevyg
Jul 11, 2008, 07:42 PM
If you happen to have access to a Windows box with your organization's VPN client installed, you can get at the group password. Locate the .PCF file associated with your connection entry and open it in a text editor. Then look for the line that says "enc_GroupPwd". Copy that string into your clipboard, then Google "cisco vpn group password decrypt". Paste the string into the box, click the button, and voila, you now have your group password.

IT guys everywhere will probably hate me for posting this, but it is very easy to find this information out in the world.

CommanderData
Jul 11, 2008, 10:14 PM
I can confirm good connections to an IPSEC Cisco VPN and also to a PPTP VPN on my Linksys RV082. All works perfectly!

Nikhil72
Jul 12, 2008, 08:16 PM
yup, the IPSec support works perfectly on my campus network too. finally.

Haxi
Jan 19, 2010, 11:23 PM
Nothing more to say ... just perfect