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CISCO VPN Question - How do you tell why it did not connect?

Hi,
I am at Starbucks trying to VPN into a client VPN but it just starts to connect then nothing, except says at bottom "Not Connected"

The Log shows:

Cisco Systems VPN Client Version 4.8.00.0440
Copyright (C) 1998-2005 Cisco Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Client Type(s): Windows, WinNT
Running on: 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Config file directory: C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client

1      16:25:51.180  05/20/13  Sev=Warning/3      GUI/0xA3B0000B
Reloaded the Certificates in all Certificate Stores successfully.

I wanted to know what I should not count on while travelling.
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If you can ping the IP/URL of your vpn server (ASA, PIX, etc.) or at least get out to websites but you get no response from the vpn client, there are usually two reasons. There is a major configuration issue and you could get the network admin on the phone, or the guest network you are on blocks vpn connections (and there are a lot of free wifi places that do in fact block vpn connections). If you are being blocked, you would need to talk the network admin into enabling Anyconnect which run over SSL the same as secure websites. This may be more difficult to accomplish as it usually comes with a licensing cost.

To figure out if you're being blocked, you would need to get your network admin on the phone to see if he/she can see the connection attempt coming in or not. If they can't see the attempt, you are likely being blocked.
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Thank you... I didn't try pinging which I should have :-)
But - it does see the server, gets replies back but not VPN connect.

I did clear the log and try again and it doesn't even give that warning.. that must have been an old warning. :-)

So I would need a usb network card supplied by my work to get around blocking VPN.. yes?
So there is a setting on the wireless that is set to block or allow VPN?
So even at home if it is not set to allow VPN I'm out of luck?
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Ok, yes I can access using my Hot Spot on my Verizon phone...