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VPN stuck on negotiating

Hi,

I was trying to connect a Mac with 10.4.11 OS remotely via VPN (pptp) to the corporate VPN router.

When the VPN is initiated, it says "negotiating" then it doesn't do anything. It appears, it stuck on negotiating. My client is using Lynksys router

But, the PC next  room, it authenticates with the corporate VPN router., so connection was successful all the time.

I'm beginning to think Mac 10.4.11 isn't compatible with the Lynksys router? Should we replace the router with an Apple router (e.g., Airport extreme)

We are planning to upgrade to 10.6 then 10.7 but not sure if this resolve the issue?

Appreciate your feedback
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It depends on the Linksys Router. Some WRT54G type routers, firmware level 5 and 6, were not compatible with VPN (known issue). So if that is perhaps what you have, try a different router first (even if you can borrow one temporarily to be certain). ... Thinkpads_User
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mcse2007Author Commented:
I will try a different router when i'm on site this week, hopefully.
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mcse2007Author Commented:
Upgrading MAC O/S 10.4 to 10.6 has resolved the issue.
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mcse2007Author Commented:
Upgrading MAC O/S 10.4 to 10.6 has resolved the issue.
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