Restarting VPN Tunnels on Cisco

In some rare cases, VPN Tunnels hang-up randomly and needs to be bounced or restarted to restart the VPN Tunnel negotiate that on some cases the easiest fix on VPN Down issues Check Phase 1 Status of the Tunnel: show crypto ipsec sa Normal/UP status should show: QM_IDLE (More info on Status here) Restarting VPN … Continue reading Restarting VPN Tunnels on Cisco

How to Clear IPSec VPN Remote Peer on Cisco IOS

The following command clears the crypto sessions for a remote IKE peer. You can use context sensitive help ?to find other options. This command will also reset encap/decap counters on the show crytpo ipsec sa peer <PEER_IP_ADDRESS>  output Syntax clear crypto session remote IP_ADDRESS Example: clear crypto session remote 1.1.1.1

Troubleshooting Cisco VPN Phase 2

Problem It’s been over two years since I wrote Troubleshooting Phase 1 Cisco Site to Site (L2L) VPN Tunnels. I’ve always meant to come back and write the ‘Phase 2’ article but never got around to it. This article is NOT intended to be a ‘fix all” for phase 2 problems, it’s designed to point you in the … Continue reading Troubleshooting Cisco VPN Phase 2

Useful Cisco Site-to-Site VPN Phase 1 and 2 Status Troubleshooting Commands

One way is to display it with the specific peer ip. Check Phase 1 Tunnel ASA#show crypto isakmp sa detail | b [peer IP add] Check Phase 2 Tunnel ASA#show crypto ipsec sa peer [peer IP add] Display the PSK ASA#more system:running-config | b tunnel-group [peer IP add] Display Uptime, etc. ASA#sh vpn-sessiondb detail l2l … Continue reading Useful Cisco Site-to-Site VPN Phase 1 and 2 Status Troubleshooting Commands

DNS resolution over IPsec/SSL VPN on Fortigate

Description This article provides basic troubleshooting to follow when you are not able to access hostname over IPSec VPN tunnel or SSLVPN connection Solution   If you are not able to access resources across VPN tunnel by hostname, check following steps: (1)  Make sure to set DNS server properly when configuring SSL or IPsec VPN.  … Continue reading DNS resolution over IPsec/SSL VPN on Fortigate

Tricks: Cisco VPN on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 – Reason 442: Failed to enable Virtual Adapter

Problem: Error when connecting to VPN Error Message: Reason 442: Failed to enable Virtual Adapter If you receive this error on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 while trying to connect with the Cisco VPN Client then the solution is a simple registry fix. To fix: Click Start and type regedit in the Search field and hit enter. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\CVirtA Find the String … Continue reading Tricks: Cisco VPN on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 – Reason 442: Failed to enable Virtual Adapter

Tricks: How to make Legacy Cisco VPN Client to work on Windows 10?

Problem: Legacy Cisco VPN Client (v5.0.07)is not working on Windows 10. Version 5.0.07 is the last version of this client application released by Cisco until they introduced Cisco AnyConnect as their new VPN Client Software. Workaround: Steps below: Step-by-step guide 1. Download and install the Sonicwall 64-bit VPN client from HERE (as of this writing). **NOTE: Make … Continue reading Tricks: How to make Legacy Cisco VPN Client to work on Windows 10?