The newest version of Cisco QuickVPN is 126.96.36.199, dated on 2011-08-09 (http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/routers/quick_vpn.html) and it's not compatible with Windows 8/8.1.
The problem with Cisco QuickVPN and Windows 8/8.1 is ... it does not work ;) It always ends with following dialog.
Did read a lot of posts today, finding a lot help requests but not finding 100% guarantee solution nor proof that it really can work with W8.
Some of tips were:
- Enable Windows 7 compatibility while installing and running client
- Enable ICMP on Windows Firewall
- Enable 60443 port on Windows Firewall
None of them worked for me. Hours of trying and trying. Always the same message and always the same log:
2014/03/15 17:00:19 [STATUS]OS Version: Unknown
2014/03/15 17:00:19 [STATUS]One network interface detected with IP address 192.168.1.101
2014/03/15 17:00:19 [STATUS]Connecting...
2014/03/15 17:00:19 [DEBUG]Input VPN Server Address = XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
2014/03/15 17:00:19 [STATUS]Connecting to remote gateway with IP address: XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
2014/03/15 17:00:24 [STATUS]Remote gateway was reached by https ...
2014/03/15 17:00:24 [STATUS]Provisioning...
2014/03/15 17:00:27 [STATUS]Success to connect.
2014/03/15 17:00:27 [STATUS]Tunnel is configured. Ping test is about to start.
2014/03/15 17:00:27 [STATUS]Verifying Network...
2014/03/15 17:00:33 [WARNING]Failed to ping remote VPN Router!
2014/03/15 17:00:36 [WARNING]Failed to ping remote VPN Router!
2014/03/15 17:00:39 [WARNING]Failed to ping remote VPN Router!
2014/03/15 17:00:42 [WARNING]Failed to ping remote VPN Router!
2014/03/15 17:00:45 [WARNING]Failed to ping remote VPN Router!
2014/03/15 17:00:47 [WARNING]Ping was blocked, which can be caused by an unexpected disconnect.
2014/03/15 17:00:50 [STATUS]Disconnecting...
2014/03/15 17:00:57 [STATUS]Success to disconnect.
Hopefully my stubbornness was bigger then my frustration today. And I went onto creative path.
I've sent Cisco QuickVPN to the hell and started processing this instruction: https://www.shrew.net/support/Howto_Linksys - which is complete instruction how to prepare Linksys RV router to work with Shrew Soft VPN Client which is free.
Also I did test services availability via VPN tunnel:
- RDP (to visualized Windows 8.1) - works..
- HTTP (to local web server) - works..
- DNS queries (to Active Directory server) - works..
- PING - works.. (it didn't with Cisco QuickVPN)..
- teleportation.. failed, additional license required ;)