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Establishing Client to Gateway IPsec Tunnel with IPSecuritas VPN Client

The Linksys Gigabit VPN routers have a Client to Gateway VPN tunnel feature with some popular VPN client software such as Greenbow, Safenet, Shrewsoft and IPSecuritas.  This article will show you how to establish the Client to Gateway VPN tunnel using IPSecuritas VPN client software.
 
Before configuring your VPN client software make sure that the Linksys Gigabit VPN router is configured for Client to Gateway IPsec Tunnel for instructions, click here.
 
Step 1:
Download and install IPSecuritas VPN client software on your Mac® computer.  To download, click here.
 
NOTE:  In this article we will be using IPSecuritas version 4.0rc1.
 
Step 2:
Double-click the  icon to open the software then click on Connections > Edit Connections… to create a connection.
 
 
Step 3:
Create a connection name then enter remote WAN IP address on the Remote IPSec Device and enter the Network Address on the Remote Side.
 
NOTE:  In this example we used these values.
 
Connection name:  Demo Test
Remote IPSec Device:  114.25.178.81
Remote Side:  192.168.1.0/24
 
 
Step 4:
Click the Phase 1 tab and apply the same settings from the Phase 1 of the Linksys Gigabit VPN router.
 
 
Step 5:
Click the Phase 2 tab and apply the same settings from the Phase 2 of the Linksys Gigabit VPN router.
 
 
Step 6:
Click the ID tab then apply the same Remote/Local settings from your Linksys Gigabit VPN router under Remote/Local Identifier field and Authentication Method.
 
 
Step 7:
Click the Options tab and make sure that the following boxes are ticked.
  • IPsec DOI
  • SIT_IDENTITY_ONLY
  • Initial Contact
  • Request Certificate
  • Send Certificate
  • IKE Fragmentation 
IMPORTANT:  Since the MAC computer is behind the router, make sure the NAT-T options is Enable.
 
 
Step 8:
Close the Connections page then click on the Start button.
 
NOTE:  If the icon changed from red to green, that means that the VPN tunnel has been established.
 
 
To verify the connectivity between the computer using IPSecuritas and the network:
  • Check if the Client to Gateway VPN Tunnel is connected between Linksys Gigabit VPN router and MAC computer successfully.
  • Check if MAC computer can Ping the Local Default gateway of the Linksys Gigabit VPN router.
  • Check if MAC computer can Ping the HTTP Server.
  • Check if MAC computer can telnet HTTP Server.
  • Check if MAC computer can access the website on HTTP server. 
 
Related Articles:
 
Establishing Client to Gateway IPsec Tunnel with Shrewsoft VPN Client
Configuring OpenVPN for iOS device
Configuring OpenVPN on your Android™ device

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