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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sentinelace, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. sentinelace

    sentinelace Well-Known Member
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    Seems to me, cisco is behind. I have a ton of employees who want to start using tablets like this new zoom to connect to a vpn and do work. Any move on this client? I need to connect to a VPN. No, I don't want to root a tablet.

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  2. AcesFull

    AcesFull Newbie

    Or Citrix that works?
  3. sentinelace

    sentinelace Well-Known Member
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    Citrix is not a vpn. We use citrix, but we don't open the ports to the public. Much more secure.
  4. Homan13PSU

    Homan13PSU Android Enthusiast

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't there some VPN clients out there on Market? It wouldn't need to be a Cisco client to work over Cisco networks necessarially.

    That being said, Cisco has a tablet of their own coming out some time so I'm not sure how motivated they are to design an Android VPN client.
  5. sentinelace

    sentinelace Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    There are vpn clients, but not for a cisco router. The one that kind of worked out there, required root and you had to install a rom over it. I don't want to root my clients and void warranties. I would do this on my personal one, but not my clients.
  6. murraj2

    murraj2 Newbie

    Ehh, that's not entirely true. While most are familiar with the use of Citrix for VDI, some of their new products like Netscaler and CAG are completely capable of acting as an SSL VPN similar to Cisco ASA or Juniper.
  7. Daps

    Daps Lurker

    Does Android come with any stock VPN clients? One that will connect to a firewall via PPTP? There's one on my iphone.

    I'm still new to Android and looking at the Xoom.
  8. Homan13PSU

    Homan13PSU Android Enthusiast

    Sorry, I'm a little out of networking practice. But why would the client matter? All you need is a client that runs the right protocols. I imagine your routers are requiring IPSec?

  9. bsmall

    bsmall Lurker

    Yes, my Evo has support for PPTP, L2TP, and IPSEC VPNs.
  10. sentinelace

    sentinelace Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    good luck, doesn't work.
  11. Daps

    Daps Lurker

    Ok thanks. Have you used them before?

    VPN doesn't work? None of those protocols? I'll be going into a WatchGuard firewall.

    I did read about the DroidX I believe and having problems with VPN but from reading it seems like it was due to Verizon and some settings and you had to call and have them do something. Read it would work over wifi just not 3G until they called Verizon

    I wonder will HoneyComb recognize AD-Hoc networks now, without having to do a hack.
  12. Homan13PSU

    Homan13PSU Android Enthusiast

    Are you getting a reason for it not working? Like I said; you shouldn't need a Cisco produced client to VPN into a Cisco router or switch. You just need to be using the correct protocol.

    Just look at my work computer; my company does a lowest bidder VPN client and it interfaces with our Cisco equipment just fine. I think there's another reason you can't get your phones to VPN in, and it has to do with the protocol stack.
  13. sentinelace

    sentinelace Well-Known Member
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    It doesn't work, because the IOS on my router doesn't support it. I'm running a 2811
  14. Homan13PSU

    Homan13PSU Android Enthusiast

    Well then it sounds like your ISR needs an IOS upgrade, because the phones aren't your problem.
  15. Old Member

    Old Member Android Expert

    This conversation is so much over my head I don't know what to say.
  16. sentinelace

    sentinelace Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    There is not an upgrade available right now.
  17. Homan13PSU

    Homan13PSU Android Enthusiast

    Just curious. I imagine remote users for you can VPN back into your network yes? What client are you pushing out as part of your enterprise laptop image, and what protocol are you using to tunnel back into your enterprise network?

    Edit: not trying to be difficult and I apologize if any of my posts have come across that way. Just trying to get you a solution to your issue.
  18. sentinelace

    sentinelace Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    We use a VPN cisco client and then either RDP to the server or use citrix. I may try and get the citrix app to work since the vpn won't.
  19. brimur

    brimur Lurker

    To expand on exactly WHY Android native VPN app does not work. Cisco IPSEC VPN requires a Group ID/Password these days and although Android has IPSEC VPN it does not have the option for Group ID/Password so that is the reason it will not work. Its not a case of the user requiring an IOS update. Maybe an IOS downgrade back to before Group Password was used might work but you dont want to be doing that really :p
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  20. brimur

    brimur Lurker

    Also the Anyconnect Android client will not appear anytime soon, Google will not allow that level of access to its OS that the client would require. So for the foreseeable future it will be only rooted devices that will be able to connect to modern Cisco ASA's and the like
  21. Homan13PSU

    Homan13PSU Android Enthusiast

    Thanks for this post. I didn't realize that the Android VPN clients don't support the Group ID feature.
  22. kennychaffin

    kennychaffin Android Enthusiast

    Well that totally sucks....
  23. jrowlings

    jrowlings Well-Known Member

    deal breaker. i'd be on my xoom right now if it weren't for this (patiently waiting for flash, willing to part with it for a couple weeks while they install 4G and SD card slot in the factory and bearing the slow dribble of tablet optimized apps... seriously!).
  24. cybrwulf

    cybrwulf Newbie

    Interim fix for Cisco coming in the for of an upgrade to IOS in April and full Anyconnect coming this summer.
  25. sentinelace

    sentinelace Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Says who? Link?

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