How to troubleshoot Cisco VPN Client Error-Reason 442: Failed to Enable Virtual Adapter

If you are a Windows 7 or Vista users, error “Reason 442: failed to enable virtual adapter” is most common error what you will find for Cisco VPN client. When I find this error, I have noticed that the virtual adapter fails to enable. If I manually enable the adapter and then retry the VPN connection, it always works. I tried to find out why the VPN client no longer automatically enables the connection then found below reason. The following error “Secure VPN Connection terminated locally by the Client. Reason 442: failed to enable virtual adapter” appears in Windows 7 and Vista when Microsoft’s Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service is running. When you disabled Microsoft’s Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) then issue will be resolved. Find following the steps to disable Microsoft’s Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service:           1. Go to Windows start button, type “services.msc‘ as shown […]

Troubleshoot Slip Secs Errors on Cisco Controller T1 Interfaces

We will find Slip Secs Errors on Controller T1 interfaces in Cisco Routers. If slips are present on the T1 line means there is a clocking problem from Telco provider. The Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) will need to synchronize to the clocking from the T1 provider (Telco). Cisco#show controllers t1 T1 0/0/0 is up. Applique type is Channelized T1 Cablelength is long 0db No alarms detected. alarm-trigger is not set Soaking time: 3, Clearance time: 10 AIS State:Clear LOS State:Clear LOF State:Clear Version info FPGA Rev: 08121917, FPGA Type: PRK4 Framing is ESF, Line Code is B8ZS, Clock Source is Line. CRC Threshold is 320. Reported from firmware is 320. Data in current interval (255 seconds elapsed): 0 Line Code Violations, 0 Path Code Violations 12 Slip Secs, 0 Fr Loss Secs, 0 Line Err Secs, 0 Degraded Mins 0 Errored Secs, 0 Bursty Err Secs, 0 Severely Err Secs, […]

Download Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client for Windows

Download and Make the VPN experience easier and more secure with the enhanced remote access technology of Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client. This software builds on prior Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client offerings to improve the always-on VPN experience across more laptop and smartphone-based mobile devices, including laptops using Microsoft Windows 7. This client now universally supports IPv6.                           Features and Capabilities  Automatically selects the optimal network access point as mobile workers roam Adapts its tunneling protocol to the most efficient method Helps to enable built-in web security and malware threat defense as part of the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Solution Is the first VPN solution to use the Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) protocol, optimizing connections for latency-sensitive traffic Download Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility VPN Client Download  

How to Install ActiveX Control in Internet Explorer 8/9/10 from Unknown Publisher

Change Internet Explorer 8/9/10 ActiveX Control settings In case you are trying to install any ActiveX Control from unknown publisher from Internet Explorer in  Windows 8 / Windows 7/ Windows Vista/ XP, Internet Explorer might not be configured to download ActiveX controls for security reasons, or you might have declined to install the ActiveX control when Internet Explorer prompted you to download, install, or run the control. I experienced many with Digital Video Recorders (DVR) ActiveX controls. I have changed below settings in Internet Explorer and succeeded to install Active X control from unknown publisher. Set your IP address/Website as Trusted site In Internet Explorer browser, click Tools in the upper toolbar or click on the Tools icon and select Internet Options. Click the Security tab and select the Trusted Sites zone. Click the Sites button. Under “Add this Web site to the zone:” type your project web site. Click Add, then […]

Troubleshoot SFP validation failed on Cisco Nexus 5000

You can follow below steps when you find “SFP validation failed” error for any interface on Cisco Nexus 5000 series switches. Nexus# show interface Eth1/10 Ethernet1/10 is down (SFP validation failed) Hardware: 1000/10000 Ethernet, address: 0014.73b8.ac14 (bia : 0014.73b8.ac14) Description: vmserver1 When interface and transceiver speed is mismatched, the SFP validation failed message is displayed when you enter the show interface ethernet slot/port command. For example, if you insert a 1-Gigabit SFP transceiver into a port without configuring the speed 1000 command on interface, you will get this error. By default, all ports on a Cisco Nexus 5000 Series switch are 10 Gigabits. Troubleshooting steps: You have to change the interface speed from 10G to 1G. For Nexus 5010 only first 8 ports can be downgraded to 1G. Step 1. Set the interface speed to 1000 -> if You are unable to downgrade the speed, Step 2. Unplug the cable […]

How to upgrade Cisco Router IOS using TFTP Server

Prerequisites This document covers IOS up gradation step by step process on Cisco Router. The Router should be up and running whose image needs to be upgraded and this document not intended for password recovery.  You make sure that new IOS image supports hardware, software features, Router has enough Flash memory to run the image and other memory & processor related specifications. If you do sure, go to the SoftwareCenter in the Technical Support area at www.cisco.com and use the Hardware-Software compatibility matrix to determine the version of software which is suited. Any IOS up gradation or backup process first we will need to have TFTP server. This can be downloaded from Internet. There are several versions of TFTP available free (Free TFTP can be downloaded from www.solarwinds.com ) Step 1  a)     Copy from CD or Download the Cisco IOS software image to your workstation or PC. b)     Install the […]