"How-To" Tutorials: How to Setup a VPN connection
Both Point-to-Point Tunneling protocol (PPTP) or Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) are automatically installed on your Windows XP-based computer. These protocols help provide security when you access resources on a network by connecting to a remote access server through the Internet or other network. This kind of connection is known as a VPN connection.
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|1.||Click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Connections.|
|2.||Click Create a new connection, and then click Next.|
|3.||Click Connect to the network at my workplace, and then click Next.|
|4.||Click Virtual Private Network connection, and then click Next.|
|5.||Type a descriptive name for your company, and then click Next.|
|6.||Click Do not dial the initial connection, and then click Next.|
|7.||Type the host name or IP address of the computer where you are connecting, and then click Next.|
|8.||Use one of the following methods:
|9.||Click Next, and then click Finish.|
|1.||To open an existing connection, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Connections.|
|2.||Click the connection, and then click Change settings of this connection.
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