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Windows 7: Windows7 vpn connection stuck to WWAN-modem

08 Feb 2009   #1

Windows7 vpn connection stuck to WWAN-modem

When I first established my Windows7 vpn Connection to our corporate Network I was on a WWAN-Connection through my providers HSDPA-Modem. Now when I try to reuse this vpn-Connection in a local Network or Wifi-Network its stuck to using the WWAN-Modem (which is not present at that time!) even if I try to establish a NEW vpn-Connection through Network Management Center this also gets stuck to the WWAN-Modem as you might see on the 1st screenshot.

Windows7 vpn connection stuck to WWAN-modem-vpn-stuck.png

Where it is actually frightening enough that the IP4-Adress (marked unredable on the screenshot) of the corporate vpn-Gateway is called a "dialing number" in the very dialogue.

If i'm now trying to conect t the vpn in a Wifi or LocalNetwork Environment I get only an error message, that the modem is not present as you might see on the 2nd screenshot.

Windows7 vpn connection stuck to WWAN-modem-vpn-error.png

On Vista the same procedure for establishing and reusing a vpn-Connection worked 100% percent well. Why did those change a thing that was working in Vista to a thing that is rubbish in the succesor?

Anyone who found a solution until today for that ?

Any coments welcome.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Mar 2009   #2

If you still see a repro , can you share VPN traces

If you can still see this issue , can you share the VPN traces .

Steps to get traces .

1 . Open a command prompt window
2 . In the command prompt type 'netsh ras set tr * en'
3 . Repeat the use case of VPN connection
4 . open a command prompt window again
5 . In the command prompt type 'netsh ras set tr * di'
6 . Zip the 'tracing' folder ar '%windir%\tracing' , if your OS is in C drive then it will be at C:\windows\tracing and send it to me . You can e-mail me the traces at
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