Networking & Telecommunications


Windows Installation Instructions

System Requirements

The VPN client is supported for the following Windows operating systems:
Note: With Windows XP you will need to set Driver Signing to ignore before installation. Control Panel-> System -> Hardware.

Unpacking the Files

Unzip the files by running the file. This should create a directory on the desktop called CiscoVPN.

Installing the Software

Click on setup.exe in the CiscoVPN folder.
You will need to reboot your computer after installation.

Establishing a Connection

Run the Cisco VPN dialer (from the start menu). Click on connect. You will be prompted for userid and password - this is your RCS userid and password.

If you connect successfully there is no feedback, the suitcase icon will be in the lower right hand corner which you can click on for status or to disconnect.

Linux Installation Instructions

System Requirements

VPN client for Linux supports Red Hat Version 6.2 Linux (Intel), or compatible libraries with glibc Version 2.1.1-6 or later, using kernel Versions 2.2.12 or later.
You MUST have kernel sources installed prior to installation.
The VPN Client for Linux does not support SMP kernels in any release of the client.

Unpacking the Files

Unpack the file using the zcat and tar commands:
zcat vpnclient-linux-xxxx.tar.gz | tar xvf -

Installing the Software

cd vpnclient
./vpn_install
Enable the VPN service by starting the service:
/etc/rc.d/init.d/vpnclient_init start

Establishing a Connection

Enter the following command to establish a connection:
vpnclient connect profilename
where profilename is RPI_External_VPN or RPI_Wireless_VPN , RPI_External_VPN is used for remote access, RPI_Wireless_VPN is used for access to the wireless network.
You will be prompted for userid and password - this is your RCS userid and password.

After connected you can view status using:
vpnclient stat
To disconnect from the VPN server type the following at a command prompt:
vpnclient disconnect

Vendor Administration Guide can be found here

Solaris Installation Instructions

System Requirements

VPN client for Solaris runs on any ultrSPARC running a 32-bit Solaris kernel OS Version 2.6 or later.

If your Solaris machine runs a 64-bit kernel, this is not supported with the VPN client. To run in 32-bit mode:
Specify the kernel/unix as the boot file and then reboot: ok boot kernel/unix
Or Switch to 32-bit mode permanently by issueing the following command and then rebooting: eeprom boot-file=/platform/sun4u/kernel/unix
To confirm that your system is running in 32-bit mode:
isainfo -kv

Unpacking the Files

Unpack the file using the zcat and tar commands:
zcat vpnclient-xxxx.tar.gz | tar xvf -

Installing the Software

pkgadd -d . vpnclient
Restart your computer

Establishing a Connection

Enter the following command to establish a connection:
vpnclient connect profilename
where profilename is RPI_External_VPN or RPI_Wireless_VPN , RPI_External_VPN is used for remote access, RPI_Wireless_VPN is used for access to the wireless network.
You will be prompted for userid and password - this is your RCS userid and password.

After connected you can view status using:
vpnclient stat
To disconnect from the VPN server type the following at a command prompt:
vpnclient disconnect

Mac OS X Installation Instructions

System Requirements

VPN client for Mac OS X runs on any Macintosh computer running OS X Version 10.1.0 or later

Installing the Software

See vendor instructions here

Movian VPN Client Instructions

Installing the Software

Follow vendor instructions.

Configuration

Start the Movian client software and set the appropriate connection type.
If this is for wireless access on the RPI Network choose wireless device to wireless LAN. Click on the Options tab, Connection type, and choose your wireless ethernet card.
Choose New from the Movian VPN client window. Assign a policy name of RPIWL for wireless access or ExtRPI for access to the remote access VPN.
Select Cisco VPN Concentrator 3000.
Gateway address should be 192.168.254.253 if using RPI Wireless network or vpn.net.rpi.edu if using the remote access VPN service.
Check Use Extended Authentication. Do not check use perfect forward security
Enter continue, group name is default, group password is default. User name should be your RCS id.
IKE Suite entries should be - group: GRP1_DH-768, Cipher:3DES_CBC, Hash:MD5
IPSec Suite entries should be set to ESPIP_3DES_MD5-96.
Your password when prompted is your RCS password

Last updated: 03/06/06