Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Solution to Cisco VPN Client get stuck at "Securing Communications Channel..."

This typically happens when there are more than 1 network adapters, cisco VPN client connected fine but is not able to establish a 2 way comminucation channel.
There is a workaround for this.
Open the control panel,
Open network Connections,
Select the currently active network adapter. right click and select properties. In the dialog that opens, without changing anything select ok, this will force the cisco VPN service to bind to the current adapter, try connecting now and you should be good. You might have to "kill" the existing partly established connection to retry.

Hope it helps

[Edited on 25th June 2008] Another workaround for this was to go to the command line and run it like vpnclient connect some how this should have been the same as above but if the above doesnt work, this works.

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