[vpn-help] vpn 2.1.7. on Win7-64bit only works on fresh install after reboot no return ike message is received

Matthew Grooms mgrooms at shrew.net
Wed Jan 12 12:16:08 CST 2011

On 1/12/2011 8:17 AM, Roving Gecko wrote:
> Hi,
> I have installed version 2.1.7 on windows 7 64-bit.
> Right after the install, before I reboot the laptop, the application
> works just fine and allows me to connect to a cisco pix gateway.
> However, as soon as I reboot my laptop the application stops functioning.
> I get a 'negotiation timout occurred' in the client.
> When I log the application right after install and after reboot I get:
> Any suggestions? I've reinstalled it a couple times, went through all
> the suggested extra cleanup before a new install, disabled all
> firewalls, etc. Searched the mailing list. All to no avail.

I just added this to the FAQ. Its been answered lots of time on the list 
but here it is again ...

Q. After installing the client I can connect. But after I reboot, 
connections time out

A. If you are using a Wireless Adapter on Windows 7 and using client 
version 2.1.7 or earlier, this problem is related to the presence of a 
Microsoft Virtual Wifi Adapter. Disabling the adapter in the Network 
Connections dialog will allow the VPN client to connect properly. Client 
version 2.2.0 has a fix for this issue in the kernel driver and does not 
require the Virtual Wifi adapter to be disabled.

Hope this helps,


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