Using Windows 2000 with Cisco VPN Client
Posted on 2006-05-22
I am having trouble connecting my laptop with Windows 2000 through a Cisco PIX to our VPN server.
Depending on my connection (often, a hotel) it seems to work fine. However, from home I cannot connect.
What is odd is I get the VPN log in and I get the padlock in the corner, showing a successful connection.
My Local Area Connection 3 lights up with the VPN IP address and DNS in the properties. IPCONFIG /ALL confirms it.
When I start Outlook, it prompts for my username and password, just like I'm connected at work. It usually times out once, whan I hit retry it connects (when it's working properly) However, from home, it sits there and continues to time out.
I cannot ping the server, either by name or by IP address. When I look at my active ports program, I notice the UDP ports 137, 138, 139 show my VPN address but no path. Port 4500 is listed, but has 0.0.0.0 for the address.
MY I.T. guy and I were trying to troubleshoot today. His laptop has XP Pro and it connects up like a champ. The only thing I have not tried is to try his laptop at my home connection.
Does this sound like a Win2000 thing, a configuration/firewall problem at home, or is there anything that the VPN server has to be configured for, in order for Win2000 to operate reliably, different than a a client with XP?
It's as if I am connected but cannot resolve anything. Do I just need to bite the bullet and give Bill more $$ for XP?
Thanks in advance!