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Windows 7: Cannot connect to VPN and other network problems

02 Oct 2013   #1
RYMAN

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Cannot connect to VPN and other network problems

First post here so I'm not really sure on the details needed to aid a diagnosis but after searching around I cannot find a solution to the problem I have and have tried numerous methods.

I use a VPN and I preferably used an open vpn connection however after using this method for a considerable amount of time the connection kept disconnecting deeming it unusable.
I have then used L2TP however this no longer connects and hangs on "Connecting to (Server name) using 'WAN Miniport (L2TP)'" and connection is never establised.

At the same time as this although connected to the internet the connection icon has a yellow star over it even though I am connected and everything seems fine. I preferably would like to use open vpn any ideas would be greatly appreciated.


1. Wireless Connection
2. ISP - Virgin Media
3. Router - Virgin Superhub VMDG480 (Netgear)
4. Antivirus - AVG 2013/Windows Firewall
5. Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Ryan
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 4C-ED-DE-9F-77-62
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : TAP-Windows Adapter V9
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-FF-55-EC-C2-54
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network) #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 4C-ED-DE-82-32-33
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Gordon Street:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 4C-ED-DE-9F-77-62
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::289f:c3f5:b7b9:cdf5%13(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.7(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 02 October 2013 15:35:24
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 03 October 2013 15:35:29
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 357363166
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-18-DE-15-7E-E8-11-32-1F-8F-06
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 194.168.4.100
194.168.8.100
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : E8-11-32-1F-8F-06
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:5ef5:79fb:20b6:25a4:a9eb:759a(Preferred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::20b6:25a4:a9eb:759a%21(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{5EB02816-A2BA-4F93-BC42-569741C00948}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{E03AF06E-C109-415E-9241-D4D25A860153}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{94663A13-E222-4CC8-A084-90AFC0AF8BBA}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{FD0182E1-23F9-4956-869A-FE7E27A30EF7}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #4
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{55ECC254-E4A5-473E-A9F5-6DFB15190F7B}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #5
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes





My System SpecsSystem Spec
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02 Oct 2013   #2
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Have you tried restoring (using Windows System Restore) your computer back to when your VPN was able to connect?

Another thing, disabling your Firewall and AVG for debugging might help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Oct 2013   #3
RYMAN

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply,

I have tried a restore but the restore point is really old and I got a message about a corrupt restore file and did a system file check after googling but that did not work.
Disabled both firewall and AVG still not connecting
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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03 Oct 2013   #4
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Have you tried a wired connection? What's the outcome?

Also, see if changing the WLAN settings DNS'es to Public DNS'es might help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Oct 2013   #5
RYMAN

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks again,
Same problem even when using a wired connection changed DNS of IPv4 with no change, not sure if IPv6 was needed to be changed
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Oct 2013   #6
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Have you tried Power Cycling your devices?

Will it be possible for you to connect to another Wi-Fi network or Hotspot?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Oct 2013   #7
RYMAN

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Power cycling seems to have made no difference
Connected to another connection which was also a virgin superhub, still could not connect to VPN. However the yellow star over the connection icon dissapeared and the normal icon with white bars was shown
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Oct 2013   #8
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Sorry for the delay, busy this weekend. Anyway, I've done some research for you, follow some troubleshooting tips here:
Troubleshoot VPN connections with these 10 tips - TechRepublic
Common VPN Problems
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