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16 Mar 2010   #1

Unique VPN issue...

I think I may have a "zinger" here. I am completely out of ideas on what could be causing and have googled endlessly to solve this. On my W7 Ult PC I cannot establish any sort of VPN issue. I set up my desktop as a VPN server over PPTP and the computers fail to establish a connection giving error 720. Further, I believe it could be related when trying to connect to a SSL VPN server using Cisco AnyConnect I get an error saying that it can't contact the VPN service.

It's not my router, I am able to connect using another laptop to the SSL VPN. I have reset several times regardless.

It is not windows firewall as I have tried turning it off.

I think it is some failing windows 7 service...

Any help/guidance would be very much appreciated.

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16 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)

Have you ask Cisco support?
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16 Mar 2010   #3


I don't believe it's an issue with the Cisco client as I'm having the VPN server issue and it works just fine on my laptop.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

16 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7

64 bit OS in play here?
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16 Mar 2010   #5


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16 Mar 2010   #6


64 is notorious for failing vpns. what version of client are you using and are you sure it's 64 bit compatible? do you have netbios enabled?
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16 Mar 2010   #7


I am quite sure as it has worked before. Suddenly both VPN issues stopped working. I'm not sure which NetBIOS setting you're exactly referring too, but I haven't changed anything from their defaults and since they worked.

I just reinstalled my NIC driver for fun just in case.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7

The server end may need some attention also if a 64 bit client is trying to connect. win7clutz's suggestion of contacting Cisco is not a bad idea.
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