Cisco VPN Error 51

I was getting annoyed today by my Cisco VPN client unwilling to do its job. As I had been playing around with my Time Capsule and my wireless accesspoint to get my wireless network straight so that it could connect with my Nintendo Wii, I encountered an ‘Error 51′. Luckily I wasn’t the only one who got that problem. The first solution already worked:”The simple fix is to quit VPNClient, open a Terminal window, (Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal) and type the following:

sudo /System/Library/StartupItems/CiscoVPN/CiscoVPN restart

(for OS X 10.5 and lower) or

sudo kextload /System/Library/Extensions/CiscoVPN.kext

(10.6) and give your password when it asks. This will stop and start the “VPN Subsystem”, or in other words restart the CiscoVPN.kext extension. Cisco seems to have problems when network adapters disappear and reappear, something that happens commonly in Wireless or Dial-up scenerios. Sometimes putting a system to sleep, disconnecting an Ethernet cable or simply reconnecting your wireless will cause CiscoVPN to loose track of the network adapters on the system.”The source can be found here.

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4 reacties op “Cisco VPN Error 51

  1. Blackhatseo schreef:

    Added. Nice work on this one. Btw, my blog is dofollow, stop by and grab a link. Bompa

  2. Peter schreef:

    After the last OS X Java update I encountered the same Problem. Thnx for the tip, helped a lot.

  3. us vpn schreef:

    I am also experiencing this error, I’ll be sure to try your solution over the weekend.

  4. data center schreef:

    It means “Unable to communicate with the VPN subsystem”. The fix for this is to restart your CiscoVPN or use this code on the terminal, sudo SystemStarter restart CiscoVPN.

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