Windows 98 VPN Configuration

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Table of Contents:



  1. VPN User Information Sheet

  2. Dial-Up Networking 1.2 or higher - this can be obtained from:
    Note: On some systems, this might already be installed

  3. 128-bit encryption patch for Windows 98:
    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

  4. 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:

  5. 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 installed)

  1. Double-click msdun13.exe to begin installation of Dial-Up Networking 1.3

  2. Click Yes to continue

    Install dial-up networking

  3. Click Yes to continue

    End-use license agreement

  4. You should see the Microsoft Dial-Up Networking 1.3 screen as the files are being installed

    Extracting dial-up networking files

  5. Click Yes to restart your computer

    Restart your computer

  6. 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

  1. 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)

    Make new connection

  2. 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

    Connection name and connection device

  3. 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

    VPN host name

  4. Click Finish

    Click finish

  5. Now you should see the connection you just made in the Dial-Up Networking Folder. Right-click the connection and select Properties

    Access VPN properties

  6. 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

    Modify VPN server types

  7. Check Server assigned IP address and Server assigned name server addresses. Click OK

    Modify tcp/ip settings


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.

  1. Double-click the PPTP VPN Connection in the Dial-Up Networking folder

  2. Establish connection

  3. 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

  4. Enter username and password

  5. You should see the Connecting to PPTP VPN Connection screen

  6. Logging on to network status

  7. 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

    Network username and password

  8. 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

  9. Connectoin established

VPN for Windows should now be successfully setup on your computer to securely access a remote network.

The instructions and screen shots contained within this website are specific to services offered by Real Time Enterprises only.

If you have any problems connecting to Real Time after carefully following these directions, please call (952) 943-8700 and we will be happy to help you.


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