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Old 12-27-05, 10:36 AM
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Cisco VPN constantly disconnects...any ideas?

I'm running a WinXP SP2 laptop (work laptop) through my Netgear FVS318 firewall/router. I connect to the office via the Cisco VPN. the connection is fine for about 30 minutes, but if I don't touch anything for 10 minutes or so the connection fails. Now...it tells me that I'm still connected but I can't connect to any shared drives and I can't send/receive through Outlook so I know I'm not connected. It sure sounds like a timeout issue but I can't find a setting anywhere that looks like it would fix this.

Note that this only happens at home. If I'm a hotel, etc I stay connected all the time.

Any ideas? Thanks.
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try pinging a device on you network while you are VPN'ed . The small amount of traffic may make sure that your pc does not lose connection. I've seen simular issues with the cisco VPN client.
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I have a similar problem. I just disconnect and reconnect. Never found a solution.
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Are you running ZoneAlarm? We use Nortel VPN at work and I've found that Nortel and ZoneAlarm are incompatible.
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Check to see if there is a firmware update for your router. We use Nortel at work and we have had problems with some Linksys routers where they had to update the firmware.

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