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Windows 7: Shrew Soft VPN with RV042 in Win7(64)

19 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7
Shrew Soft VPN with RV042 in Win7(64)

I can't get Shrew to work with my RV042 in Windows 7 (64-bit). All computers are using Windows 7 Professional. Here's the rest:

Shrew Version 2.1.5
Firewall disabled
Multicast Pass Through enabled
IKE with preshared key
VPN Pass Through enabled

Shrew hangs on "bringing up tunnel," right after preshared key configured.
The debug log states that IKE packet gets sent with no response, and negotiation times out.

I'm out of ideas. Please help.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7

Problem solved. The solution involved reconfiguration of the Shrew settings.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 64 bit

Sorry to bring up an old post, I am not a member of this forum but I figured I would post the solution that I found.

My shrew client was hanging on the "bringing up tunnel..." and would disconnect. After trying everything I could find and even installing another VPN I found the solution.

The problem was in Windows Firewall. I did make an exception but it obviously did not cover everything I needed. I disabled the firewall and voila... it works every time flawlessly.

I hope this ends up helping someone.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jun 2011   #4

Win 7 Prof

Could you please post the solution of your problem?

tanks a lot
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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