troubleshooting Question

Pix 501 remote VPN connects but no outbound traffic

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I have a pix 501 6.3(5) that I want to do a remote vpn connection on for laptops out in the field.  I do a lot of 501's and this remote vpn and from time to time when I set up the remote VPN using local users, I can connect to the VPN but cannot access anything inside the network.  On the laptop, I double click on the 2 pcs in the lower right of the start bar and look at the connection status.  It shows I am connected on the laptop but the byte count for outbound don't move past 219 bytes.  The PIX shows that the laptop is connected in the monitoring section of the web interface (PDM).

If I reload the vpn setup and users, sometimes that fixes it and sometimes not.  It is really hit or miss.  I use PPTP and windows XP vpn client to keep things simple for my users.  I've compared the settings from a working PIX to this one and I can't see anything that is different.

Has anyone else had this trouble, where the byte count doesn't go past 220bytes?


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