Using the 'standard' installation instructions from work....I am unable to connect using the Cicso VPN software. The message is: VPN.Client System Error: IPC socket allocation failed with error fffffff8h. This is on an XP Pro machine using a D-Link DCM-200 Cable Modem and a D-Link DI-604 Enthernet router. Prior to this, I did have VPN working using SecuRemote. Trying to install the new Cisco VPN stuff causes the error message noted above and also causes me to lose the internet connection. I have to roll back the XP PC to an earler date to enable the Internet connectivity. The contact at work doesn't have a clue as to what the problem could be and I was wondering if any of you guys might have an idea or could point me in the right direction to diagnose and correct the problem. (I am a VPN newby - in case that isn't obvious). I did remove the router from the picture - retried the install - same results. I also removed/disabled all the firewall and antivirus stuff and that has not made a difference either. I do not get any error messaage during the install. It just does not work and it messes up the Internet conncection. Thanks in advance for any help!!!