i just bought another laptop for an office user. it's a thinkpad t42 with win xp sp1. we have a standard windows 2000 server / domain network setup.
i've been using a cisco vpn client [v3.6.1] to access our cisco vpn concentrator with other computers, with no problems whatsoever. as soon as i install it, i get the following responses:
1) i can still see other computers on the network from this laptop, but no other computers can see this one on the network neighborhood. even the PDC can't see it.
2) the PDC does register the comptuer in the Active Directory, though, and shows it correctly as a winxp sp-1 computer
both 1 and 2 occur when the client is not running. additionally:
3) when i'm out of the office, and run the client, i get no response. no errors, no nothing. when i'm in the office, it connects just fine. [but then, of course, i don't need it in the office.]
i've reinstalled the operating system 4 times, using 3 different hard drives to no avail. any suggestions? i've tried getting a newer version of the client, but can't. i've turned off winxp's firewall too. i've also turned off the IEEE 802.1x authentication setting in the network card.