Follow the instructions below to install and configure the Cisco VPN client for your computer.
Please note that the Cisco IPSec VPN client does not support Apple OS X running a 64-bit kernel. Apple systems running OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and newer, whose hardware supports a 64-bit kernel, cannot run the Cisco VPN client in 64-bit kernel mode.
If running 64-bit Apple OS X you should instead configure the built-in L2TP IPSec VPN client.
Download the Cisco VPN client software which is correct for the version of OS X running on your computer. You may be asked to log into EASE before you can download the software.
Depending on your web browser, the disk image might mount automatically. If it doesn't, do the following:
In the Finder, open your Applications folder.
Scroll down to VPNClient, and double click on it to open the Cisco VPN Client.
Click the "New" icon to create a new connection entry and enter the following details:
NB: Your Group authentication name and password are NOT the same as the username and the password you set when you registered for the VPN service.
You can find out your Group authentication name and password by visiting:
In the Finder, open your Applications folder. Scroll down to VPNClient, and double click on it to open the Cisco VPN Client.
To disconnect from the VPN service, follow the instructions above to bring up the VPN client windows, then click Disconnect.
This article was published on May 27, 2011