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I previously asked a question about whether it was possible to use Cisco VPN client on Windows 7 64-bit (see below).

Now that I have it set up, it doesn't work when I try to connect off the local network. I realize that there must be some networking/routing that I need to do since it's running on a virtual machine. How does one go about using the Cisco VPN client from XP mode in Windows 7?

Related: Cisco VPN Client on Windows 7 64-bit?

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I've used Shrew Soft VPN and VPNC Front End as alternatives to Cisco's own client on Windows 7 x64. Both worked but I had to manually tweak the routing tables to when connecting from my home LAN.

Also, VPNC FE didn't work out of the box. It did when I installed OpenVPN TAP driver before it (downloaded OpenVPN, unchecked everything but the driver in its installation program).

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I figured out how to do this. You just need to change the network adapter for the virtual machine (simple instructions on this blog post):

In Windows 7:

Start -> All Programs -> Windows Virtual PC -> Virtual Machines Right click on your virtual machine configuration file. e.g. Virtual Windows XP.vmcx Select Settings from the right-click menu In the Virtual PC Settings dialog, select Networking on the left. Change the Adapter drop down box on the right from Shared Network (NAT) to the name of your Ethernet card. Press OK Start/Restart the XP VM image.

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