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Windows 7 Cisco VPN Client

I might be behind the times here but any advice would be appreciated. I have a new Windows 7 laptop and I cannot install the Cisco VPN client software. It complains that it isn't true 64-bit. I have tried compatability mode and running as administrator but to no avail. Is there a version of the client that will install onto Windows 7. If so, where can I get it? Ther version I am trying to use is - 5.0.02.0090.

Thanks - Simon (UK)

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Re: Windows 7 Cisco VPN Client

Simon:

Cisco VPN Client does not support 64bit OS. If your backend is ASA then there is a new client from cisco Any connect you can download from the cisco's web site.

But if you are using VPN Concentrator, cisco doesn't have any 64bit clients.

You can use Shrew soft from http://www.shrew.net, which is free,and follow the instructions accordingly. If you have .pcf file you can import into the shrew client.

Cisco Employee

Re: Windows 7 Cisco VPN Client

February 18, 2010
Due to popular demand, the Cisco VPN Client v5.0.7 open beta is now available!
In addition to serving as a general maintenance release, the Cisco VPN Client 5.0.7 beta is compatible with Windows 7 & Windows Vista 64-bit environments. 
A 64-bit specific compatible image is available for installation on these platforms.

Please have communicate feedback (both positive and problems) to cvc-beta@cisco.com.

Key Capabilities available for Beta Testing:
New Platform support – Windows 7 & Windows Vista 64-bit platform compatibility
Software Access: http://tools.cisco.com/support/downloads/go/Redirect.x?mdfid=281940730 (under 5.BETA)
Software is available for download by any customer with a Cisco.com SMARTnet™ enabled login.
Release Notes will be available next week via a link once the download image is selected.

There are currently no plans to support Windows XP 64 bit in the VPN client.

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Windows 7 Cisco VPN Client

Fantastic advice!  I couldn't even get the current version of the x64 VPN client to install despite spending a couple of hours working on it.  Installed the Shrew VPN client, imported my .pcf file and it worked like a charm.  No more dodgey Cisco VPN client for me!  Thanks

-G

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Windows 7 Cisco VPN Client

IKRAM HUSSAIN wrote:

You can use Shrew soft from http://www.shrew.net, which is free,and follow the instructions accordingly. If you have .pcf file you can import into the shrew client.

Ikram.

I know this is a really, really old reply - but I just wanted to say a huge thanks for that link.

I was having *major* issues with getting my VPN client to work on my 3G card under Windows 7 64 bit - the Cisco client for Windows 7 works fine when I'm connected to a wired link, but I could *not* get it working on 3G.

I installed the Shrew client, imported my .pcf from my Cisco client, and it worked first go.

This is possibly the most useful hint I've ever received from these support forums - if I could vote you 10 stars I would!

Thanks again!

Cheers

Re: Windows 7 Cisco VPN Client

There is 64-bit client available. Failing that you can always use VPNC (sourceforge). It's excellent and doesn't require a firewall!

Re: Windows 7 Cisco VPN Client

I have used this client ( freeware ) with 64 bit vista , windows 7 & xp . works well -- no issues --- understands pcf file , works perfect with cisco ( tested on asa and 7204 ). Try  shrewsoft available for free at shrew.net     .

thanks

manish

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Re: Windows 7 Cisco VPN Client

Thanks for all the good info. It is very helpful.

New Member

Re: Windows 7 Cisco VPN Client

BTW, I did try shreqsoft, and it worked perfectly for me.

Re: Windows 7 Cisco VPN Client

You really managed to configure that client? What VPN Server you used: router or ASA?

New Member

Windows 7 Cisco VPN Client

Works Excellent!!!.. I have tried it myself.

2.1.7-release is very good.

Use your original pcf file and import... and click connect. Login. Done.

http://www.shrew.net/download/vpn

New Member

Windows 7 Cisco VPN Client

Hi

I have a different problem I cant get the cisco client becasue I do not have a service agreement with them

So I saw this and downloaded Shrew Net software

I keep getting this error trying to connect

server cert config failed

is that the .pcf file ?? is so where do I get a pcf file?

Tom

Thomas R Grassi Jr
Bronze

Windows 7 Cisco VPN Client

Hi Tom,

Did you try OpenVPN before? Below is a link to instalation.

Hope this will help you

http://www.surfbouncer.com/Windows_7.htm

Eugen

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Windows 7 Cisco VPN Client

Eugan

Just tried OpenVPN

When I try to connect it asks for OpenVPN User Authentication

No maater what userid and passowrd I put in it fails

AUTH REceived AUTH Failed control message

I also noticed it is getting a ip address from somewhere not in my network

any ideas?

Tom

Thomas R Grassi Jr
Bronze

Windows 7 Cisco VPN Client

Sorry Tom,

OpenVPN doesn't work with Cisco VPN equipment, thats what I have read about.

Eugen

Cisco Employee

Re: Windows 7 Cisco VPN Client

You might want to start a new thread since this thread is a different topic and the current thread is marked as answered.

That said, look at http://www.shrew.net/support/

When you start a new thread you need to tell us which Cisco product is used as the VPN Concentrator and how you have set up the authentication configuration.  Passwords?  Certs?  Group/XAuth?

Bronze

Windows 7 Cisco VPN Client

Hi Simon,

I see that your question hasn't been marked as answered and I will put in my bit...

Please check this link, maybe it will help you....

http://weblogs.asp.net/bhouse/archive/2009/01/15/how-to-successfully-install-cisco-vpn-client-on-windows-7.aspx

Happy 2012!!!

Eugen

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If anyone is looking for an

If anyone is looking for an up-to-date VPN Client solution you might want to check out TheGreenBow IPSEC VPN Client. It's got a free trial, supports Windows 8+ 32bit/64bit and is in active development.

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