The Cisco IPSec VPN client that comes with the VPN server supports
the Windows versions from XP to Windows7.
The VPN client configuration has been adapted to the TU/e situation
already, so configuring it is fairly straightforward.
Several connection profiles have been defined. The characteristics of
each of these profiles are:
- 3des encryption
- All network traffic will go through the tunnel
- Only access to/from the TU/e network (131.155.*.*)
These profiles make use of NT Domain authentication. If popserver
authentication is used, you need to add @tue at the end of your user ID.
Using encryption will result in lower performance.
When installing the client, you need to have a working internet
There is also a frequently asked questions list.
Procedure IPSec VPN-client
- For Windows Vista, you need to install Microsoft's hotfix KB952876 .
- Download/install the IPSec VPN client software.
- (Optional) Define a Windows XP of a Windows7 Firewall Exception.
Installing IPSec VPN client
The following IPSec VPN-clients are available:
- Click “Run”
- After downloading the message "User Account Control" will appear. Click on "Yes" and the installation procedure will start
- Select the language and click "OK"
- Exit all programs and click "Next"
- Use default values.
- On "You must restart..." click on "Yes"
Setting up a VPN connection
- In the Start menu, go to All Programs > Cisco Systems VPN Client >
- Select the desired connection entry and click "Connect"
- Fill in your user name and password and click Ok