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VPN client for Vista.

Hi Guys,

I have setup a reomote access VPN on my 5505 using the vpn wizard. It is all fairly straight foward.

I'm running ASA version 7.2 and Have got the vpn client version 5.

Now I am running Vista on my laptop which is on an external network all together. And I've been trying for the last 4 hours or so and still can't get it to connect to my server :(.

I get the error message : 412- saying the gateway is taking too long to respond... The VPN adapter is enabled, but it wasn't by default for some reason.

There appears there is a LOT of people having problems with this....

I know there have been improvements with the ANYwhere connect and version 8. But I don't have those...

can anyone help?

PS - How do I give a rating on this forum. Some guys have helped me out on previous posts and I want to give them a good rating.

Thanks in advance.


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Re: VPN client for Vista.

The VPN client adapter by default is disabled, and will be automatically enabled when you try to connect.

Could you send some logs? (vpn client or/and ASA)

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Re: VPN client for Vista.

Thanks for the reply... theres been a little bit of a change in situation... my Vista installed kind of got a little "messed up". Anyway I'm switching back to XP and will test the VPN client again tonight and will post my results.

Thanks very much for the reply.

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Re: VPN client for Vista.

Hi Me again. I've tried the same VPN client(version 5) on XP and I'm having the same problems :(.

The error I'm getting in 412: the remote peer is no longer responding.

To explain my basic network setup its;

ISP -> modem/router -> ASA - > INSIDE/DMZ

My router/modem recieves a public address from my ISP and my modem/ router assigns a DHCP based address to the outside interface.

At the moment I have internet connectivity from the outside and a webserver setup with authentication on the DMZ made publically available....

I'm starting to think that maybe I need to port forward the VPN traffic in my router????

anyway I have attached my router config and the log from my VPN client. I hope someone can help and explain what i'm doing wrong.


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Re: VPN client for Vista.

move your webserver to inside and stick your ASA into the DMZ, then use the ASA to publish the web server to the outside.



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Re: VPN client for Vista.

My webserver? I didn't think I mentioned my webserver.... anyway... I got it working in the end.... I ended up having to go with IPSec/TCP.

I could get it working using IPSec over Nat... even though i'm port forwarding udp 4500 on my router.

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