Thanks for taking the time to read this.
I have a weird situation with regard to the Any connect client to connect to VPN. Maybe the below chart can explain it easier.
Person\Machine Her office VPN My Office VPN
Laptop (XP) No Yes
Desktop (Vista) Yes Yes
Using my work laptop (running Windows XP), my girlfriend is unable to connect to her office VPN. The status shows up as "Connected" but she is unable to access resources on her office network or go on Remote desktop. However, I am able to use the same laptop to connect to MY office vpn and access all the resources that I need to.
The flip side is that both of us can connect to our respective office VPNs (and access all resources including Remote desktop) using the AnyConnect client on my desktop.
I compared the network connections for the connections to her office from the laptop and also the desktop and the routing tables, the gateway look identical. The major differences are
a) The desktop is on LAN while the laptop is on wireless. Shouldn't matter as I can use it to connect anyway to my VPN
b) The received bytes (from her gateway) on the laptop is in the region of around 5k while on the desktop it is around 1.2 MB.
So I am not sure that it is connected although the status does show up as connected.