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Impossible to establish VPN connection



since yesterday I am no longer able to establish a VPN connection ov my WIN7 desktop PC to a customer using VPN client (the "light"-version, VPN only). For SSL-VPN I get an an error message "VPN Server can not be reached" after 40%, IPsec VPN does not work at all, no visible attempt to establish a connection.


Strange: Works fine from WIN10 PC with FC and from Android tablet with

Of course I checked settings, no difference between WIN7 and WIN10.


Any ideas?


Where can I download a lean VPN FC client without Antiviurs and so on?


Best Regards


Rainer Bielefeld


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Some more investigation revealed:

Similar to situation in February, where I had a similar VPN connection problem, the forticlient connection problem (other VPN connection were and are not affected) came together with a WIN7 update, which changed System LAN settings:



Unchecking the "Use Proxy" preference healed the problem


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