Router Affecting VPN Connection? - PC Repairs & Upgrades - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Do It Yourself > PC Repairs & Upgrades

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-20-2014, 12:15 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 232
Rewards Points: 170
Default

Router affecting VPN connection?


I had some discussions on this issue in a different post but would like to start a new thread for this question. I have been having problems connecting to my work VPN. This started when we recently moved and it could involve the new Cisco ValetPlus router we started using with our new ISP. Some suggestions were made to try a new router because these Cisco ones were noted to underperform with VPN connections sometimes.

Well, I installed the VPN software on my wife's laptop and it works fine there. That laptop is using the same router.

My question is this: Does this definitively rule out the router as being the problem for why my desktop PC VPN connection will not work? I would like to rule that out if possible and look to other solutions.

Advertisement

Eagle One is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2014, 11:39 AM   #2
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 6
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Router affecting VPN connection?


Hi Eagle,

It could rule it out if both your wife's laptop and your desktop PC are using the same software drivers on the same OS. Even though the VPN software install looks the same, it may be using a different driver version within if the 2 PCs are different.

When you say, 'having problems', what do you mean?

Advertisement

Bootstrapper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2014, 03:41 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 232
Rewards Points: 170
Default

Router affecting VPN connection?


Hi, I was actually able to resolve this issue. There was a trojan virus on my PC and that issue came to the forefront more recently. I think I had obtained it when trying to download some bogus registry cleaning software. I clicked on one of those banner ads by mistake. Anyway, after several hours of work, I rid my PC of the virus, downloaded all the critical updates for Windows XP and VIOLA, my VPN software was back to working great. I believe the problem with my VPN access on the desktop may have stemmed from my PC not having some of the Windows XP updates installed for Service Pack 3 and it was not operating correctly due to that. I had turned off auto updates a while back and was not regularly doing the manual downloads. The virus issue was added on top and just completely caused my PC to bog down and couldn't even get on the net. All is well now but thanks anyway.
Eagle One is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
router problem boman47k Networking 4 04-12-2011 07:07 PM
Router Advice diyheroe Carpentry 0 09-24-2010 10:09 AM
2 modems 1 connection ajtool PC Repairs & Upgrades 5 09-18-2010 04:20 PM
Telephone Jack Connection Problem jogan Electrical 9 04-20-2009 07:10 AM
Shutoff switch for custom Router Table. mfleming Electrical 14 11-13-2008 01:50 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts