Solved

VPN stops responding

Posted on 2002-07-09
11
311 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-12
after a while my vpn stops working, outlook will say retrying and then after a long while (like over night) my vpn will disconnect. im using win2k server and winxp client with microsofts vpn software. how can i get my vpn to allways be on?
0
Comment
Question by:Jambyte
11 Comments
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:edmonds_robert
ID: 7155544
Sounds to me like the VPN client is timing out after a period of inactivity.  What is the network setup you're using from your PC to the Win2k server?
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:Jambyte
ID: 7155575
win2k server at work -> Work NAT server -> Internet -> Home NAT server -> PC VPN CLIENT
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:edmonds_robert
ID: 7155583
Do you have access to the work NAT server?  If so, check the timeout settings on it.  On ours (Cisco PIX 515), if there is no activity for 1800 seconds (30 minutes), it will disconnect.  I think this is a pretty standard feature.  If it is the case, I would not mess with it too much, because you don't want a lot of old VPN connections just hanging out there if they're not being used and didn't disconnect properly.  
0
Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:Jambyte
ID: 7155692
nuts mine doesn't have a time out setting anywhere.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:edmonds_robert
ID: 7156973
What about things like power management on the home PC?  Could it be that your PC is "going to sleep" and shutting down your network connection?
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:Jambyte
ID: 7158828
nope. i have my home pc set to never shutdown automaticly.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:allanh
ID: 7236015
Your ISP maybe resetting  its connections overnight, normally this would be transparent but the VPN is slightly more sensitive to packet dropouts and the tunnel that makes the VPN drops out of sync and needs reinitiating.
0
 
LVL 79

Expert Comment

by:lrmoore
ID: 7872067
No comment has been added lately, so it's time to clean up this TA.
I will leave a recommendation in the Cleanup topic area that this question:

I recommend: PAQ

if there is any objection or other expert commentary to this recommendation then please post in here within 7 days.
If you feel that your question was not properly addressed, or that none of the comments received were appropriate answers, please post a request in Community support (with a link to this page) to refund your points. http://www.experts-exchange.com/Community_Support/

PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT THIS COMMENT AS AN ANSWER!

thanks,
lrmoore
EE Cleanup Volunteer
---------------------
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
SpideyMod earned 0 total points
ID: 7926759
per recommendation

SpideyMod
Community Support Moderator @Experts Exchange
0
 

Expert Comment

by:Hochhauser
ID: 10451680
How are you setting up your vpn?  If you are doing it with hardware you may be able to set a "keep alive" which will keep your system up.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:Jambyte
ID: 10451847
windows 2000 is my vpn server. not hardware.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Postgres Monitoring System

A PHP and Perl based system to collect and display usage statistics from PostgreSQL databases.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Available cert SBS2008 for L2TP /IPSec 4 78
Setting up new vpn 15 73
Mapping drives cross domain via logon script 2 45
DMVPN Spoke Connectivity Issue 1 54
Sometimes, you want your microsoft VPN to route all the traffic to the remote network. Usually your employer network. This makes it possible to access all the nodes inside this remote LAN, even if they have no "public DNS" entries. To do so, you wo…
I recently attended Cisco Live! in Las Vegas, a conference that boasted over 28,000 techies in attendance, and a week of hands-on learning hosted by a solid partner with which Concerto goes to market.  Every year, Cisco displays cutting-edge technol…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
Windows 10 is mostly good. However the one thing that annoys me is how many clicks you have to do to dial a VPN connection. You have to go to settings from the start menu, (2 clicks), Network and Internet (1 click), Click VPN (another click) then fi…

679 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question