After upgrading my Xoom WiFi from Google’s Androide Honeycomb tablet OS to Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 (ICS IML77), a functional Cisco-compatible VPN no longer eludes me. I’ve got Cisco VPN3005s deployed — yes, they are EOL (end of life) — and read in the past how the 3005 would never work with Android.
My intial attempt of VPN with ICS looked promising, but was short-lived. After quickly configuring an IPSec/PSK connection with the IPSec Identifier left at default which reads “not used”, I connected to the Base Group with a default IPSec group password set. I saw from logs that ICS was trying to connect to connect to the VPNC_Base_Group which turns out to be the internal name of the Base Group, but then I’d get a user password error associated with the group name.