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SecureClient VPN Problem with AOL 6.0

By Rsquared ·
I have installed Checkpoint VPN-1 SecureClient Version 4.1, SP-2, on a laptop using a dialup connection with AOL 6.0. I can connect to AOL, but I cannot browse the net from within their site. VPN cannot find the firewall, and I cannot ping the firewall.

VPN-1 works fine with Worldnet and MSN. I got a response from the discussion group at the Checkpoint website, indicating that VPN will not work with AOL 6.0, and that I would have to downgrade the laptop to AOL 5.0.

Surely there is a way to make this work, but losing the internet browsing capability within AOL 6.0 has me stumped.

Any ideas, besides going backwards>

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by tex In reply to SecureClient VPN Problem ...

The reason this is happening is because AOL ends up replacing parts of the IP stack in Win9x. I don't think that uninstalling and reinstalling the older client will work. If it does, Good Luck(TM) if not it looks like a reinstallation of windows is in order. This is direct reason AOL is embroiled in a huge suit over their newer clients.

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by McKayTech In reply to SecureClient VPN Problem ...

Unfortunately, I don't have any brilliant ideas for you. I recently spent six months trying to get AOL to play nicely with a VPN application and finally threw in the towel.
I tried AOL v3, v4, v5 and v6 and had unresolveable problems with all of them.

AOL is one of a handful of ISPs whose software has become so proprietary and invasive to the TCP/IP stack that it is doggoned near impossible to make it access anything except their services. And they like it that way and are not inclined tohelp you make it work for your application. In fact, it wasn't until I pointed out that I was working on a project that would eventually involve 2,000 dialup users that they showed any interest at all but even then their response was technically inept and politically stupid.

And as long as 21,000,000 people keep sending them almost $25 a month to be treated that way, I don't think anything is going to change.

paul

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by wcraigmiles In reply to SecureClient VPN Problem ...

You can't use a VPN ove AOLs network. Says so in their documentation. Find another ISP, local or national and ensure they are running a Unix PPP dial-up system and will run all day. Be careful running VPN software over the cable system. In manyof the areas that is considered a business use and you will have to pay business rate. Usually double of the residential costs.

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