Nortel VPN Client anyone?

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  1. GeekGuys macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I have been struggling with a VPN client issue for some months and not been able to resolve it.

    I am trying to VPN onto a Nortel Contivity VPN concentrator from my MAC with no success. I have tried all the built in VPN configs, nothing. Shimo gets close but fails on authentication. I think I need a way for the VPN client to be configured to 'respond to software token only' as I am also using RSA SoftToken for user authentication.
    I have tried VPN Tracker. Again, this does not authenticate.
    On a Windows 7 machine I have a Nortel Contivity client and it works fine.

    Any ideas?

    FYI - This is a company VPN and I can't get the Nortel changed (or configured differently).
    It is old and serves around 5000 staff. Company won't replace it as it works!
    Company introduce BYOD (thus the Mac) but connectivity is a problem for the user if BYOD is used. Support will only support corporate machines.

    So, any help? Anyone got the old Contivity OSX client (I cna't find it anywhere to download).
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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  3. GeekGuys thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thx. Yes I check out their website and it should. However, I can't get it to work. I think it is just using the NORTEL tag in the cfg to identify it to Nortel. I don't think it is working with Contivity devices specifically. Also, I have found that IPSEC is not turned on the VPN device, thus why most clients don't work.

    Unless you know of the Shimo config that does work with Contivity? I've not found it yet.
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    Nice. They "introduced" BYOD but don't support it!

    Sorry. I don't have a quick answer. You've probably scoured the web. Is this for connecting from home? A hardware solution may be the only solid answer (DD-WRT?).
     

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