HP Compaq NC6000 notebook cannot connect to corporate network via VPN
Posted on 2004-10-19
My local IT department just issued me a brand new NC6000 notebook. However I cannot get the damn thing to connect to the corporate network via VPN or RAS. My helpdesk told be that the RAS problem is a known issue with this model and that HP is looking into it.
However I am the only one who cannot connect using VPN. Here are the steps I follow to try to connect :
1. I unplug my broadband network cable from behind by home PC and connect it to my NC6000 NIC.
2. I reset my modem (tried not to and that didn't help) and check if I get and IP address (I do).
3. I startup my CISCO SYSTEMS VPN CLIENT and click on CONNECT.
4. The app will run for about 2 minutes and finally tell me that it cannot connect.
Just so you know I have no router, hub, switch or any other piece or hardware between my cable modem and PC. The network cables starts from the modem and goes directly into the notebook's NIC.
Thanks a lot.