Im in san diego as well.
Cricket's network is not configured to allow GRE packets using protocol 47. Any PPTP will fail during authentication usually on a windows machine with error 721.
Unfortuntely Tommy a supervisor in the Kansas Cricket Support center was rude enough to set that troubleshooting cannot be done becuase;
A) Cricket does not support VPN's.. Coincidentally (»www.mycricket.com/cricke ··· search=0
) Cricket states
Is my company's proprietary data secure while on the Cricket wireless network?
Cricket Broadband Service uses CDMA technology, which provides authentication and inherent data protection. However, we recommend you use a VPN and enable firewall protection to secure your information.
Funny how a "RECOMMENDED" feature is not supported.
B) His troubleshooting ended at "If you can ping the server then its not a problem with our service, this proves the route is fine"
Again funny I didnt know ICMP and PPTP run on the same port of 1723?
I suggest calling the customer service number and filing a CORPORATE COMPLAINT through a Supervisor. Ask for a callback and have them explain why it doesnt work.
If ANYONE has a PPTP VPN link working or not thru cricket broadband anywhere in the US I implore you to post here where you are and how or how its not working.
Thank you all, I have a meeting with a Regional Manager Monday to discuss this with them further ...