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)
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.
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 email@example.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.
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
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.
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!
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 .
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.
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?
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
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?
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....
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.