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

VPN connection feature

4 – Enter internet address ( IP address or DNS name ) that previously your corporate network administrators create along with published  VPN connection name ( this is DNS host A record created on public DNS server that represent VPN connection name ).


VPN connection DNS name and internet address

5 – Enter previously provided username and password by your network administrators and click on “Connect” button:

VPN connection user name password

On first connection it is normal that Authentication server ( IAS )  needs some time to authenticate your connection (5-20 seconds)

You may change some connection properties for establishing connection much quicker. For that, on following screenshots are presented optional parameters that you may set.

- In Network and Sharing Center select “Change adapter settings”:

change network adapter settings


- Select already created connection (named as “Your VPN in example”), right-click and select properties from “Context menu”. In security tab set “Type of VPN” to “Point to point tunneling protocol (PPTP)” if you use user name and password for authentication  or Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol ( L2TP ) – if you use Certificate for authentication and confirm with OK button:

VPN connection type PPTP and L2TP

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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