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Accessing a FritzBox via VPN from Debian Wheezy

07 October 2013

Suppose, we are on a Debian box running wheezy, how can we connect to a FritzBox VPN?

We need to install ShreSoft VPN Client locally. Get the tarball on the downloads page.

wget https://www.shrew.net/download/ike/ike-2.2.1-release.tgz
tar xf ./ike-2.2.1-release.tgz
cd ike
sudo apt-get install -y libqt4-dev qt4-dev-tools build-essential
make qikec qikea
sudo checkinstall make install

Start the daemon (iked) and the client (qikec).

sudo iked &
qikec &

In the client, create a new connection with the following settings :