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VPN from home...

, posted: 1-Aug-2006 19:05

As mentioned yesterday in my blog, I got the "go ahead" from work to get VPN connection to work from home with my work laptop! YAY!

But it isn't going as planned, as I can't get the Cisco System VPN Client to get through my router... Any idea?





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Comment by 3g, on 2-Aug-2006 09:13

Kelvin,

I use the Cisco VPN client and at times have had trouble myself.
Normally it is the firewall that causes problems, so I've found the easiest way is to temporarily drop the firewall (since NAT gives a reasonable amount of protection anyway), establish the VPN connection, then re-enable the firewall.
Not exactly the most "clean" solution, but gets around the problem 8-).

Nigel H.


Author's note by chiefie, on 2-Aug-2006 10:32

The work laptop doesn't use Windows Firewall or any other firewall as we have ISA server. I think I need to enable a few ports access on my router but I am not sure what ports to open.

Got a guy looking at this for me now... hope it is done soon as I would like to get on with my work too! (hehe)


Comment by Matthew Kelly, on 2-Aug-2006 14:06

Strange problem, after looking at this, the system did not have an IP Address, rather than C:\>ipconfig Windows IP Configuration Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : ccc.govt.nz IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx C:\> we were only getting: C:\>ipconfig Windows IP Configuration C:\> did a series of netsh firewall reset all netsh int ip reset all.txt still no go, tried removing the network cable, and it would not pick up a new address (even after an ipconfig /release && ipconfig /renew). went to remove the vpn client but needed a reboot, then it came right ???? reinstalled the vpn, tested and it worked with out issues.


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