Windows 98 VPN Configuration
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Table of Contents:
VPN User Information Sheet
Dial-Up Networking 1.2 or higher - this can be obtained from:
Note: On some systems, this might already be installed
128-bit encryption patch for
Note: when downloading these files you will be asked where to save it. We recommend saving it in C:\Temp.
Depending on the web browser you are using, when the file is done downloading the browser may run the .exe
file automatically. If it doesn't, go to C:\Temp to run the .exe file
Some versions of Windows 98 may require you to download the 40-bit encryption patch first, then upgrade
to the 128-bit encryption patch
40-bit encryption patch:
Internet Connection (you will need to be connected to the Internet before establishing your VPN connection)
Installing Dial-Up Networking
(Skip to Configuring PPTP Connection If you already have Dial-Up Networking 1.2 or higher already
Double-click msdun13.exe to begin installation of Dial-Up Networking 1.3
Click Yes to continue
Click Yes to continue
You should see the Microsoft Dial-Up Networking 1.3 screen as the files are being installed
Click Yes to restart your computer
To make sure your installation was successful, go to Start->Settings->Control Panel->Network.
You should see Dial-up Adapter (VPN Support) and a Microsoft Virtual Private Networking Adapter
Configuring PPTP Connection
Go to My Computer and double-click Dial-Up Networking. Double-click Make New Connection.
(Note, if you do not see a Dial-Up Networking icon here, then Dial-Up Networking is not installed. Refer
to the instructions for installing Dial-Up Networking)
Type in VPN Connection for the name of the connection. For the device, select Microsoft VPN
Adapter. (Note: if you do not see Microsoft VPN Adapter in the list, then the correct version of Dial-Up
Networking is not installed. Refer to Installing Dial-Up Networking
Fill in the (Host) name or IP address of the VPN or PPTP server you are connecting to.
You will find this on your VPN Information Sheet. Click Next
Now you should see the connection you just made in the Dial-Up Networking Folder. Right-click
the connection and select Properties
Select the Server Types tab and check the following options: Log on to network, Enable
software compression, Require encrypted password, Require data encryption and TCP/IP.
Now click the TCP/IP Settings button
Check Server assigned IP address and Server assigned name server addresses. Click OK
You must be connected to the Internet before trying to establish your PPTP VPN Connection. If you
are not, the VPN connection will not work.
Double-click the PPTP VPN Connection in the Dial-Up Networking folder
Type your User name and Password - this should be your VPN user name and password, which
you should get from your VPN Information Sheet. The VPN Server should be filled in from
when you setup the connection - verify that it's correct. You can choose to check the Save Password box
if you wish. Click Connect
You should see the Connecting to PPTP VPN Connection screen
Fill in your User name, Password, and Domain for the network you are connecting
too. These should be the same as you use when you're in the office. If you don't know what to fill in,
refer to your system administrator
After you successfully connect, you will see the Connection Established screen. Click Close.
Now you should be able to browse the network as if you were at the office. If you use mapped or shared
drives, you may need to map them again
VPN for Windows should now be successfully setup on your computer to securely access a remote network.
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