Lenovo/IBM ThinkPad (400 - docked) Windows Vista Business (up to date expcept IE8)
Linksys WRT 54G ver 3.0 -home router DD-WRT v 24 SP 1
Note all is wired for testing and trying to get things working. I am trying to get into my home network from outside.
I can set up an XP laptop running Windows XP and connect just fine.
When I use the IBM (Vista) the connection fails. I have tried disabling the Firewall in Vista (just in case that was the issue) and that was no help. Same result. Typically I get a 619 error which really does not say much.
All settings on both laptop vpn's are the same. Sometimes after the Vista machine has 'knocked on the door' of my home router a couple of times the XP machine cannot connect without rebooting the router. Otherwise the XP machine has no problems connecting and the IBM has never successfully connected.
Note all machines and the home network work fine when connected via wire or wireless including the IBM, when connected to the home network or other networks the machines in question have no issue seeing the Internet.
I have Wallwatcher logging the Router and see the following in the log: XP attempt:
May 17 13:14:38 pptpd: CTRL: Ignored a SET LINK INFO packet with real ACCMs! May 17 13:14:38 pppd: pppd 2.4.4 started by root, uid 0 May 17 13:14:38 pptpd: CTRL: Starting call (launching pppd, opening GRE) May 17 13:14:38 pptpd: CTRL: Client 188.8.131.52 control connection started
May 17 13:10:33 pptpd: CTRL: Client 184.108.40.206 control connection finished May 17 13:10:33 pptpd: CTRL: Reaping child PPP May 17 13:10:33 pptpd: CTRL: PTY read or GRE write failed (pty,gre)=(9,10) May 17 13:10:33 pptpd: GRE: read(fd=9,buffer=420c6c,len=8196) from PTY failed: status = -1 error = Input/output error, usually caused by unexpected termination of pppd, check option syntax and pppd logs May 17 13:10:33 pppd: Exit.
watch line wrapping, if you know wall watcher you will know where new lines begin.
Thanks for any help.
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