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How to create VPN (Virtual Private Network) Connection in Windows 7 and Windows 8

VPN connection feature

Many times need to connect to organisation where they work, to do some extra work, or some users in their job descriptions have instance that they can work from home. for that reason Network administrators can set up VPN infrastructure  ( with Radius Authentication ) and Active directory authentication to control remote VPN access, and users need to create at their home computers VPN connection to connect remotely on their work computers to do what they need to do.

Pre-requirement are: You need Internet connection already established and all firewalls between your PC and Internet should allow establishing PPTP-VPN with user name and password  ( or L2TP  if corporate network administrators set up VPN connections with Certificate authentication  ). This includes personal firewall on your local computer, corporate firewalls, internet gateways if you use some.

Here are steps to create VPN connection on Windows 7 and Windows 8:

1 – For Windows 7 you go in Control Panel->Network and Sharing Center – select: “Set up a new connection or network”

     For Windows 8 - Navigate to the Desktop - Right click the Network symbol in the taskbar - Click Open Network and Sharing Center-select “Set up a new connection or network”

 Network and sharing center

2 - Select connect to a workplace:

Set up new connection

3 - Select “Use my Internet connection (VPN):

Use my internet connection VPN

One Response to How to create VPN (Virtual Private Network) Connection in Windows 7 and Windows 8

  1. testide says:

    Good article about VPN, nice to know how to create it.

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