pix 515 experts i need help. VPN issues

Ok here is my situation. I set up a little home server and im trying to vpn to it from work. Ive had numerous people connect to it, but i cannot. I keep getting the 721 error. I know its a firewall issue on my end.
My firewall is a cisco px 515
I believe the answer is fixup protocol pptp 1723 but when i do this i get this "bad protocol pptp"
Im not sure what OS i have loaded. How would i find that? Any ideas
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emilbus20Author Commented:
Ok update sorry. TO clarify i just found that the pix version is 6.0(1)
Do i need to upgrade for pptp to work?

How the heck do i upgrade my pix if this is the case?

Are there ways around it for now? Thanks
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batry_boyCommented:
Yes, you will need to update your PIX OS to version 6.3 or higher...that's when Cisco introduced support for PPTP passthrough.  If you're using PPTP, then I don't know of a way around it.
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emilbus20Author Commented:
Ok so any idea how i go about updating the pix? Thanks
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batry_boyCommented:
You will need to have a Cisco user login which comes with the Smartnet maintenance contract that you can purchase for the PIX in order to download the 6.3 code.  Do you have one?
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emilbus20Author Commented:
Ugh no!! Dang I think i need to call in a professional for this one. lol. Our pix is about7 years old and has been in a dusty dirty closet the whole time. Im thinking about getting a new one.  Any ideas?
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batry_boyCommented:
Is it a PIX 515 or 515E?  If it's a 515, then you can't even purchase a Smartnet contract on it anymore...if it's a 515E then I believe you can.

If you're talking about ideas for a new one, I would get the ASA 5510 or the ASA 5505 depending on the size of your network.  The 5510 is the successor to the PIX 515 so you may want to look at one of those.  See the following page for the ASA models:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6120/index.html

Look here for an ASA model comparison matrix:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6120/prod_models_comparison.html
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emilbus20Author Commented:
So there is no way around this? i just cant see that, but what do i know. Very strange.
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emilbus20Author Commented:
thanks just grabbed a 5505 from cdw. Be here tomorrow by 10:30. ill see how she works. Thanks
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