Cisco VPN client software

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by peterh2o, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. peterh2o macrumors member

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    Has someone used this in bootcamp and does it work properly? This is the last hurdle I need to get over so that I can go and buy my first mac!!!
     
  2. iCeQuBe macrumors regular

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    It should work fine. As long as you have the windows version it will work like any other windows software (Badly) :p
     
  3. coastertux macrumors regular

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    There is also a Mac version of the Cisco VPN client.
     
  4. peterh2o thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm new to macs so I don't know how this works but will I be able to access my windows machine at work without having to run bootcamp? Can you remote into a windows machine from a mac?
     
  5. plinden macrumors 68040

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    You'll need Remote Desktop Connection client from here. However, it will only work as long as there are no firewall issues - the RDC ports may be blocked in your work's network.

    Also, to answer your original question, I haven't used the Cisco VPN client from a Boot Camped install, but it works fine in Parallels. And there is a Mac version that works natively in OS X - you'll need version 4.9 for Intel Macs.
     
  6. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    The easiest route would be to get the Cisco VPN client for OS X, connect to your network, then run the Remote Desktop Connection software listed above. You'll have a window with your work computer on it, right in OS X!
     
  7. peterh2o thread starter macrumors member

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    I've just been told that my company doesn't support macs. So is it worth trying to get a copy of the software since I don't know how to set it up to work on my network although I do have the instructions for the windows version? Or is my only choice to run bootcamp or parallels to get to my work computer/network? Thanks again for all the info everyone. I love my mac and can't believe it's taken me this long to make the switch.
     
  8. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    I would try the Mac approach first. Most likely it will work. I do exactly the same thing as you are trying to do, and it works great.
     
  9. peterh2o thread starter macrumors member

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    So I've been told that my company does not support mac's but I've obtained a mac version of the cisco vpn software. Can I still do it?
     
  10. KamikazeH20mln macrumors newbie

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    For Checkpoint VPN, it does work. You have to install the latest VPN client, then you have to have Remote Desktop Connection for Mac installed (either from MS Office 2004 for Mac or download from the MS - mactopia website). Once you have these installed, you have to have a working internet connection, flip on VPN (depends how your company has it setup...ours is login creditals that verify against Active Directory), and then you are internal to your company network (again, depending on your company setup).

    I thought Cisco VPN doesn't need an install on the Mac and the native VPN works?
     
  11. plinden macrumors 68040

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    I don't f***ing believe it! It does work natively. I didn't think to try the Mac OS X VPN. I can get rid of the VPN client! Woo-Hoo!
     
  12. KamikazeH20mln macrumors newbie

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    Woot! All that reading about Apple VPN in trying to get Checkpoint VPN to work finally paid off for someone else. :)
     

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