SOLUTION: Needed a registry change for Cisco because of an issue with the program on Windows 8. Solution at below in post:
- I wasn't already on the network via hard wire. Of course not
- The VPN Network adapter was enabled. Didn't work
- Make sure the VPN client was on the latest and greatest release. Sure is
- Clicked on diagnostic for troubleshooting. Got the information in Figure 2
- Ran 'ipconfig \release' and 'ipconfig \renew' in command prompt. Nothing...
- Made changes to the registry per the below post. WORKED!
- Navigate to the registry
- Hit Windows Key+R (This opens the Run prompt)
- Type 'regedit' in the field and click 'OK' (or just hit the enter key
- Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\CVIRTA
- Locate the DisplayName key (Figure 3 below)
- Change the value to the following
- x86 (32-bit) - "@oem8.inf,%CVirtA_Desc%;Cisco Systems VPN Adapter” to "Cisco Systems VPN Adapter”
- x64 (64-bit) - "@oem8.inf,%CVirtA_Desc%;Cisco Systems VPN Adapter for 64-bit Windows” to "Cisco Systems VPN Adapter for 64-bit Windows”
Its that simple!