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    Sagem Vs Cisco VPN Client

    This is a discussion on Sagem Vs Cisco VPN Client within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi First post here after digging around the forum for a while. I have just signed up for the BB ...

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      Sagem Vs Cisco VPN Client

      Hi

      First post here after digging around the forum for a while.

      I have just signed up for the BB max service which will be cut over in the next week or so and was worried when my wife phoned saying that a "Sagem" has turned up in the post and like many of you out there I also need VPN access from time to time to pick emails up from work.

      However, after looking at the Sagem VPN issues on this site it looks like the CISCO VPN CLIENT does have a work around.

      My set up ( or will be)

      Laptop running XP SP2
      Sagem
      BB MAX
      Cisco VPN cleint 4.6.02

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      From what I can see you need to really have a router that allows VPN pass through which the Sagam does not allow.

      The Cisco work around as far as I can see is to allow the following :-

      Enable transparent Tunneling and
      IPSec over UDP (NAT/PAT)

      The cisco help notes say the following :-

      Transparent tunneling allows secure transmission between the VPN Client and a secure gateway through a router serving as a firewall, which may also be performing Network Address Translation (NAT) or Port Address Translations (PAT). Transparent tunneling encapsulates Protocol 50 (ESP) traffic within UDP packets and can allow for both IKE (UDP 500) and Protocol 50 to be encapsulated in TCP packets before they are sent through the NAT or PAT devices and/or firewalls. The most common application for transparent tunneling is behind a home router performing PAT.

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      Once the BB has been turned up I will report if the following has worked.

      Bye for now

      Benje302


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      Re: Sagem Vs Cisco VPN Client

      I think I've seen at least one other forumer write that they've got Cisco VPN working by enabling NAT traversal as you've described. The paragraph you've copied there gives quite a coherent explanation of the issue.

      In a nutshell, to make any IPSec-based VPN work, either the router has to support VPN-passthrough (like the Netgear Sky routers do), or the VPN has to support NAT traversal. The Cisco VPN client certainly does have a configuration option which allows NAT traversal - I remember from using it myself with my previous employer.

      I've also read that Nortel VPN has a NAT traversal option, but it has to be switched on at the server end - there is no option to switch it on at the client end. I don't know if anyone who has reported Nortel VPN problems has actually managed to persuade their company's IT department to switch it on, or if it actually solves the problem, but people don't always report back after reporting a problem.

      Anyway, welcome to the forum!

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      Re: Sagem Vs Cisco VPN Client

      Quote Originally Posted by James67 View Post
      Anyway, welcome to the forum!
      Thanks

      Got home to check the router that was shipped out and it was a Sagem F@st2504.

      Just need to wait now for the big switch over.

      Will keep you all posted

      Benje302

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      Re: Sagem Vs Cisco VPN Client

      Sagam works with Cisco VPN client - woop wopp

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      Re: Sagem Vs Cisco VPN Client

      Anyone tried the Zyxel client?

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      Re: Sagem Vs Cisco VPN Client

      Hi I have same problem Sagem router and Cisco VPN connection.

      On my client laptop Transparent Tunnelling and NAt/PAT is already enabled.

      It connects to VPN but traffic is only one way. I cannot see the network. Is there anything that needs doing at the Server end?

     

     

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