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I have been using Nortel client in win XP. But installing it in win 7 is giving me fits. I use a secure ID card to get into the private network. Do you guys know of any VPN client that will work for win 7?
I tried to configure the VPN client within win 7, but not sure how to do so. I am guessing it requires some sort of compatibility on the server side.

SOLVED: Was able to find a Nortel client for x64. Had to restore comp to a previous point. The x86 version mucked up the drivers real bad.
Edited by Awaz - 3/23/11 at 8:40am
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How about: http://openvpn.net/
We use that here in the researchgroup to connect to VM`s.
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post #3 of 8
There are plenty. Most will need to interface with which router you're using. Cisco, Sonicwall, etc all have a VPN client that works with Windows 7. Are you on x86 or x64?
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What problems did you have with the built in VPN client? And what are you connecting to?
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I am trying to connect to my work place network. I am not a network guy so not sure what router they use - I am guessing Cisco. I use to have a Nortel VPN client where I pop in the IP address of the destination (always saved). Pop in my token ID and password everytime I want to connect and I am there.
Tried installing the Nortel VPN client in Win XP compatibility mode. I got an error saying 'installation of contivity VPN drivers failed'. I am in win 7 home premium 64 bit.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Awaz;12837581 
I am trying to connect to my work place network. I am not a network guy so not sure what router they use - I am guessing Cisco. I use to have a Nortel VPN client where I pop in the IP address of the destination (always saved). Pop in my token ID and password everytime I want to connect and I am there.
Tried installing the Nortel VPN client in Win XP compatibility mode. I got an error saying 'installation of contivity VPN drivers failed'. I am in win 7 home premium 64 bit.

Which version of the client do you have? You will need an x64 version to work. Have you tried the Vista x64 Client?
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Hmm....I think the version I was using was for Win XP 32 bit. I did not find a x64 version of Nortel VPN Client. I am still looking. Is the contivity driver issue caused by 32bit versus 64bit?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Awaz;12837829 
Hmm....I think the version I was using was for Win XP 32 bit. I did not find a x64 version of Nortel VPN Client. I am still looking. Is the contivity driver issue caused by 32bit versus 64bit?

http://support.dalton.missouri.edu/index.php/wiki/Public:Nortel_VPN_Client_for_64bit_Windows/
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