Ugh, I spoke too soon...
2 hours and 30 minutes of connection time, and my VPN dropped again.
I tried to disconnect from the VPN (since it still shows up as "Connected"
in my Network Connections folder) and once again, the "Disconnecting from
VPN" window pops up but freezes, with me unable to close it or cancel or
This time, I received a 169.254.0.30 address on the VPN after attempting to
disconnect. My regular internet connection has stayed up throughout this
"Robert L. (MS-MVP)" wrote:
> You may want to disable IPv6. Please post back with the result.
> Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
> Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
> How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
> "ncacia" <ncacia@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> > I'm able to connect to the VPN at my company (which I set up - it's a
> > Windows
> > 2003 Server Running VPN services) and am able to Remote Desktop / Ping /
> > Use
> > full Outlook just fine.
> > For a while.
> > After a certain amount of time (usually 60 to 90 minutes) the VPN
> > connection
> > will all of a sudden stop transmitting data. According to an ipconfig I
> > still have an IP on the remote network, but all traffic ceases. Outlook
> > reports that it has lost connection to the Exchange Server, ping tests
> > fail,
> > no more remote desktop, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria.
> > If I open up my Network Connections folder, the VPN Connection still shows
> > up as "Connected". If I try to disconnect it, I get the "Attempting to
> > Disconnect from VPN" window, at which point it hangs (I've let this try to
> > disconnect for 2 hours at one point, with no results). I can't close out
> > of
> > that window unless I go into Task Manager and kill the explorer.exe
> > process.
> > Usually, I end up rebooting my machine every 60 to 90 minutes just so I
> > can
> > reconnect to the VPN and resume my work. As you can imagine, this is
> > getting
> > annoying.
> > Help please!
> > Thanks!
> > ~ Nick