I am trying to connect a laptop with a 802.11b wifi card to a corporate VPN using the Nortel Contivity VPN client. The local wifi AP is a Netgear WGR614 v1 router (i.e. it's 802.11b compliant).
From the laptop, I can see and ping the router. I can also see and ping the outside world (tested by pinging a known domain outside).
But login attempts on the VPN always fail, advising me to review the switch logs. I'm assuming this indiates a failure at the corporate VPN switch. But corporate IT says all is well on their end.
Laptop: 192.168.0.4 (reserved; other devices use DHCP but laptop remains at same address)
After discussion with Netgear, I set port forwarding for ports 500 and 1723.
Instruction was to indicate server to forward ports to - I entered the ip address of the laptop (192.168.0.4).
Login attempts still fail.
Advice? Should I be opening other ports? I've seen some advice to the effect that I should be messing with protocols (specifically 47 - GRE), but I see nothing at Netgear that lines up with this (or tells me how to do it).