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Senad Meškin
Senad Meškin

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Cisco VPN Connection error fix

If you ever experience an error "AnyConnect was not able to establish a connection to the specified secure gateway. Please try connecting again." you can easily fix it by stopping the Windows service called "Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)".

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  1. On your keyboard press Win Key + R to start Run dialog
  2. Type services.msc into it and press Enter or button OKImage of the run dialog with the services.msc command typed into
  3. In opened service window find Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) then right-click on it, select Stop and that is it.

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Do not worry, service will start on-demand, you will break nothing.

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