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I am using ICS on my Early 2011 MBP (latest version of Snow Leopard) to share a connection to various devices, e.g. XBOX.

Normally this is by manually configuring the network settings on the client, and connecting to the MBP via Ethernet.

I can share the Airport connection wifi fine, but when I connect to a VPN using Cisco client it does not work. The Cisco adapter seems to be hidden when trying to select it as a source option for ICS.

Any possibility to recreate the Cisco connection using Native mac client?

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This is likely to be impossible - but can you list the specifics of your VPN configuration so we can help you understand if the VPN prevents this on purpose or if there may be some workaround. –  bmike Aug 4 '11 at 21:47
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I don't know if this option was also available in Snow Leopard, but if you are on Lion you could try the following:

  1. Set up the native cisco client - if you don't know how, you can use this handy guide I created a few days back
  2. Once you have tried and confirmed that everything works, your VPN connection should show up as one of the options in the Internet Sharing part of Preferences Sharing.
  3. select the connection, choose on which network connection you'd like to share it and you're done.

share vpn connection

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Thanks! It is available in SL, and after a day of faffing, I found out the Apple built in support is not for UDP, only TCP. Not sure if Lion changes that? –  Dan Aug 6 '11 at 9:29
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