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Configuring an IPSEC VPN using the MAC Built in Client to RV32x Series Router
The objective of this document is to show users how to use the MAC Built in client to connect to an RV32x Router.
An Internet Protocol Security Virtual Private Network (IPSEC VPN) allows you to securely obtain remote resources
by establishing an encrypted tunnel across the internet. The MAC built-in client, is a built in Client available
on all MACs that allows you to connect to the VPN using IPSEC. The RV32x routers work as IPSEC VPN servers and
support the MAC built-in client.
This document has two parts:
Configure RV32x Series Router
Configure MAC built-in Client
Configure RV32x Series Router:
We will start by configuring the Client-to-Site VPN on the RV32x series router.
Log in to the router using valid credentials.
Navigate to VPN > VPN passthrough. Confirm IPSEC Passthrough is enabled and click
Navigate to VPN > Client to Gateway.
Select the Easy VPN Option.
Configure Tunnel Name, enter a Password, select the WAN interface, and enable
the Tunnel and select Tunnel Mode. ClickSave to save the configurations.
Full tunnel mode chosen and password complexity has been disabled.
Navigate to VPN > Summary and confirm VPN tunnel has been configured.
Confirm the VPN tunnel has been configured.
Navigate to User Management and select the add button under User Management table
Enter Username,Password, select Group, Domain and click
Configure MAC Built inClient
We will now configure the MAC Built in Client.
Navigate to the apple icon in the tool bar. Choose System Preferences.
Navigate to Network
Go to Add button and then select interface tab will appear.
Select Interface as VPN, VPN Type as Cisco IPSec, and enter
the Service Name to match the Tunnel name that was configured in your router. Click
Navigate to the VPN, enter Server Address, Account Name and Password.
The account name and password are those configured in User Accounts.
Choose Authentication Settings button, the Machine Authentication tab will appear. Enter the
Tunnel password key in Shared Secret and Tunnel name in Group Name, press OK.
Press Connect, a warning will appear, press Apply.
The connection status should show as Connected.
We have configured the Easy VPN tunnel using IPSEC IKEV1 between the RV32X series router and a MAC computer by
using the MAC built-in client. It’s important to be sure the tunnel is configured on the router using Easy VPN
for this connection and entering the same information on the client side to ensure a connection. Now you are
able to connect to your VPN and access the information you may need to access.