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VPN Mappings lose Connection

Posted on 2006-12-01
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I have created a VPN tunnel between two Netgear D834G's. I can map a drive no problem across the VPN from a Windows 2003 server to an XP Pro client. However the mapping loses the connection a couple of times a day and I have to reboot the router and the connection is restored.

The VPN tunnel is kept alive all the time. With Netgear D834G the connection is set for 9999 secs and then pings to restart the 9999 second count.

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Sure it isnt XP that is dropping the connection?

Mapped Drive Connection to Network Share May Be Lost
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297684

mainly this command....

net config server /autodisconnect:-1

Turns off the AutoDisconnect feature...
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A few thoughts:
-If the Netgear has a PPPoE connection there is an idle timeout period. Set this to 0 to disable.
-In the Netgear's VPN configuration when checking the "keep alive" option give it an IP to ping, and make it a device at the other end of the VPN tunnel
-Make sure that "allow the computer to turnoff this device to save power" is not enabled under the power management section of any network adapter in device manager.
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Glad to see your fixed.
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