Cisco VPN Client Reason 412 “The Remote Peer is no Longer responding”.

One of network user calls me that he is not able to connect to VPN Server and its giving again and again an error message. Stating as under;

Cisco VPN Client Reason 412 “The Remote Peer is no Longer responding”.
“Secure VPN Connection terminated locally by the Client.
Reason 412 : The Remote peer is no longer responding.
Connection terminated on : Feb 15, 2013 14:57:12 Duration: 0 days(s), 00:00:00”
I was expecting that its error just because of “Internet Connection Sharing” issue in Windows with Cisco VPN Client but this time it was because of poor internet connectivity. If you face this error, please try any of following Solution;

  1. The internet connection is not stable and some packets are not reaching the VPN concentrator/server or the replies from the server/concentrator aren’t getting to the client, hence the client thinks the server is no longer available.
  2. The user is behind a firewall that is blocking ports UDP 4500/500 and/or ESP.
  3. The VPN client is using connecting on TCP and the default TCP port 10000 for NATT is blocked.
  4. The VPN client is behind a NAT device and the VPN Server doesn’t have NAT-T enabled. In this case the user will not be able to send or receive traffic at all. It will be able to connect but that’s all. After some time the software client deletes the VPN tunnel.
  5. If you are using wireless, try to connect with cable
  6. Turn your firewall off, then test the connection to see whether the problem still occurs. If it doesn’t then you can turn your firewall back on, add exception rules for port 500, port 4500 and the ESP protocol in your firewall
  7. Turn on NAT-T/TCP in your profile ( remember to unblock port 10000 in your firewall)
  8. Edit your profile with your editor and change ForceKeepAlive=0 to 1
 Hope this will help you


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