How-to setup an IPSec VPN from an Os X Client (or Server)
with IPSec and a CISCO RV220W router.
1. Connecting to the Cisco and VPN & IKE policy Setup
2. Configure IP Securitas
Connect to the Cisco (here https://cisco.pretendco.private)
and head to VPN tab and click on IPSec
You’ll be in the Basic VPN Setup
Choose VPN Client with the radio button
Connection Name and Remote IP Type
*New Connection Name:* ciscovpn
*Pre-Shared key:* secretkey
use a strong Key of course….
*Remote Gateway type:* FQDN
*Remote WANs IP Address / FQDN:* ciscoremote.com
*Local Gateway type:* FQDN
*Local WANs IP Address / FQDN:* ciscolocal.com
Secure Connection Remote Accessibility
*Local LAN IP Address:* 192.168.1.0 (enter your subnet)
*Local LAN IP Subnet Mask:* 255.255.255.0 (enter your subnet mask)
and go to Advanced VPN Setup tab
Step 2. Setup VPN & IKE policy
The wizard created both IKE and VPN Policy
You can then and check/edit them.
One important note, you MUST use the same name/label
for both the IKE and the VPN policies.
As you’ll notice it is automatically done.
Select your newly ciscovpn IKE Policy and clic edit.
– There you’ll be able to change the Pre-Shared key to a stronger one.
You’ll notice that you CAN’T change the IKE Policy Name (at the top).
Click either save or Cancel.
Select your newly ciscovpn VPN Policy and clic edit.
– There you’ll be able to change some settings but you don’t have to.
You’ll notice that here too you CAN’T change the VPN Policy Name (at the top).
You could change the IKE Policy drop down menu, but you may mess things up doing so.
it is usefull when you create a manual policy and don’t use the wizard.
Wich is how I did at the begining and it was fine.
Only Later when I wanted to make a second VPN settings,
I Had some error messages and then gave a shot to the wizard
to realise that it was just as simple as a click.