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VPN Error Code: 609, 633

Error Description:

609: A device type was specified that does not exist.

633: The modem (or other connecting device) is already in use or is not configured properly.


Possible Cause: This error usually comes when the connecting VPN device (aka miniport) is not configured properly.

To confirm the issue: From the elevated command prompt, type the following command to confirm the presence of miniport: -

netcfg.exe –q

Following is the Miniport Device name for different tunnels:


L2TP Tunnel: MS_L2TP

Possible Solution:

1. In Windows 7, a built-in diagnostic with repair is provided for the ‘miniport missing’ issue for locally created VPN connections. A ‘Diagnostic’ button is shown on the Error page of the VPN connection. By clicking this button, it will give a ‘repair’ option if it finds the issue to be miniport missing which if clicked will automatically try to fix the issue.

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2. On Vista or below OS, if the miniport device is missing, you can run the following command from ‘elevated’ command prompt:

a> netcfg.exe -e -c p -i <miniport name>

Details of the <miniport name> is given above.

b> Stop and Start ‘rasman’ (‘Remote Access Connection Manager’) service.

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