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How to Create a VPN Connection in Windows XP

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Mon, 14 May 2012 19:11:53 GMT  RssIcon

How to Create a VPN Connection in Windows XP

This guide will take you through setting up a Virtual Private Network Connection (VPN) in Windows XP step by step. Keep in mind that you will need to have your own VPN credentials - this is usually provided by your Systems Administrator or I.T Manager. Read on to discover how easy it is...


Step 1: Logon to your 'Windows XP' Computer and once it has loaded up - click the 'Start button' in the bottom left hand corner then Left Click 'Control Panel' and locate and open the 'Network Connections' icon shown below:


 Step 2: Double Left Click the 'New Connection Wizard' icon shown below:

 


Step 3: The New Connection Wizard will begin - Left Click the Next button and select the 'Connect to the Network at my Workplace' and click Next as show below:


 Step 4: In the next phase 'Network Connection' select 'Virtual Private Network Connection' and click Next as show below:

 


 Step 5: Choose a name for the VPN connection you are about to create and type it in the box under Company Name as show below (this can be anything you choose):

 


Step 6: 'VPN Server Selection' - this phase allows you type in the 'VPN hostname or IP address' supplied by your Systems Administrator or I.T Manager:

 


 Step 7: 'Connection Availability' - choose the desired option - 'Anyone's Use' allows all users of your computer to have access to the connection or 'Me Only' sets the connection up on your user profile:

 


 Step 8: 'Completing the New Connection Wizard' it's been fun but it's about to end - you've reached the final stage and there's one more option I'd recommend selecting on this final screen - that is 'Add a to this connection to my desktop' - this allows you to easily locate the connection:

 


Step 9: Once you click 'Finish' the 'Connect VPN' dialogue is shown which allows you to enter your username and password - as well as save the credentials for future use. After you've filled out the user details - hit connect to test the VPN connection:

 


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