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VPN Setup Tutorial for Windows XP

Create a Virtual Private Network Connection (VPN Connection)

 
 

Go to your Start Menu and click on Control Panel.

 

 

 

 

Click on Network and Internet Connections.

 

 

 

 

Under Network Tasks, click Create a connection to the network at your workplace.

 

 

 

 

On the Network Connection page, click Virtual Private Network connection, and then click Next as shown below.

 

 

 

 

On the Connection Name page, type the name of the connection or your company name, and then click Next. An example is shown below.

 

 

 

 

If you are using a broadband connection to connect to the Internet, click Do not dial the initial connection on the Public Network page, and then click Next. An example is shown below.

 

 

 

 

If you are using a dial-up connection to an ISP to connect to the Internet, the Public Network page is displayed. In Automatically dial this initial connection, select the name of the connection used to dial your ISP, and then click Next. An example is shown below.

 

 

 

 

On the VPN Server Selection page, type the Domain Name System (DNS) name or Internet Protocol (IP) address of your company's VPN server on the Internet, and then click Next. An example is shown below.

 

 

 

 

On the Connection Availability, click the option that specifies who has access to this connection, and then click Next. An example is shown below.

 

 

 

 

On the Completing the New Connection Wizard page, check Add a shortcut to this connection to my desktop, and then click Finish. An example is shown below.

 

 

 

 

A shortcut to your new Virtual Private Network connection will be placed on your desktop.

 

 

 

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