I'm currently using Cisco VPN Client v5.0.07.0290. Every time I start my connection, it takes me ~90 sec. for the authentication prompt to display and another ~90 sec. to complete the auth. and connect successfully. I've got another laptop w/ the same WIN7 OS and same Cisco VPN Client version and it completes the connection in <30 sec. Why is this? Any suggestions / thoughts?
Are you importing the .pcf file for the VPN Client ? If yes, please try recreating a new .pcf file locally on the machine itself and try that to connect. Let me know how it goes.