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Windows XP Pro & VPN Client Software problem

Hello,

Im trying to install the Cisco VPN Client software on my XP Pro machine. The software will not install - it say XP's Internet Connection Sharing must be uninstalled first. I have looked and can not find how to do this. I cant even find where it is enabled.

Can someone help?

Thank you.

Mike

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Re: Windows XP Pro & VPN Client Software problem

You have to have two NICs in your machine to use ICS so it won’t even show up without it. I use the VPN software without ICS so I think something else is the problem. Talk to Cisco and let me know what you come up with.

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Re: Windows XP Pro & VPN Client Software problem

Ran into this problem myself. It appears that XP's Firewall and Internet Connection Sharing share the same service. All I did was disable the firewall on my Internet Connection and then I was able to install without any problems.

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Re: Windows XP Pro & VPN Client Software problem

Thank you very much!!! I will try this tonight and let you know the results. If I disable my firewall, I will have to reinstall some type of software firewall. With my Charter Cable modem service, they seem to have problems with software firewalls. I have a Linksys router for a hardware firewall, but it was causing some problems, so I disconnected it.

I will be worried about being connected without any firewall.

Mike

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Re: Windows XP Pro & VPN Client Software problem

Once you've got VPN installed, you should be able to re-enable your firewall. The worst you might have to do is disable the firewall while VPN is active but the VPN client has it's own firewall anyway.

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