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My AOL dialup or broadband connection drops when I connect to the VPN, or doesn't connect at all. What can I do?

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Posted: 11 Jul, 2012
by: Weber L.
Updated: 11 Jul, 2012
by: Weber L.
The VPN client will not work with AOL dialup or AOL Broadband services. When connected to the VPN via AOL dialup service, the VPN client disconnects after a few seconds. This happens because of a "connection keep-alive" sent by AOL. When connected to the VPN, the AOL server doesn't recognize that the connection is now being sent through the VPN, and is lead to believe that the machine is no longer connected to its network. Since it no longer sees the client, it disconnects the session. This is expected behavior from AOL connected clients. AOL does not claim to provide any support for VPN on their infrastructure. Solution: Use a different ISP if you need to connect to the UC Berkeley VPN.
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