Windows XP VPN Configuration
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Setting Up Your VPN Connection
Click on Start, then select Programs then Accessories
- Select Communications then New Connection Wizard
In the New Connection Wizard click Next
Select Connect to the Network at my workplace and click Next
Select Virtual Private Network connection and click Next
Enter CompanyName VPN into the Company Name field and click Next
Refer to the VPN Information Sheet (that was faxed to you) for the VPN/PPTP Server name
and enter that in the Host name or IP Address field. Click Next
Place a check in the box Add a shortcut to this connection to my desktop and click Finish
Double-click the CompanyName VPN icon on the desktop
Click the Properties button.
With the General tab selected, you can optionally have Windows dial your ISP before dialing
the VPN. Only do this if you have an analog (or modem) dial-up connection.
Click the Security tab and place a check next to Advanced (custom settings) then click
the Settings... button
At the top of the Advanced Security Settings window in the Data encryption: field, select
Require encryption (disconnect if server declines) In the Logon security section, do the
- Place a check next to Allow these protocols
- Check Microsoft CHAP (MS-CHAP)
- Check Microsoft CHAP Version 2 (MS-CHAP v2)
In the VPN Properties Window, click OK
Initiating Your VPN Connection
If you have an analog modem connection, make sure your Internet connection is active.
If you have the First connect option enabled, proceed to step 2.
Double click the VPN icon on your desktop
- Refer to the VPN Information sheet that was faxed to you and proceed with the following:
- Enter your Username in the User name: field
- Enter your Password in the Password: field
- Optional: Place a check in the save password box and select Me only
- Click Connect
A dialog box should appear to show the username and password is being verified
There will be a small icon in the task tray near the clock showing the status of the vpn connection,
the 2 small PC icons flash indicating network activity over the VPN.
Disconnecting Your VPN Connection
When you have finished your session, right click the VPN icon in the task bar
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