Manuals - Windows XP VPN Client

The following steps are necessary to create a Windows XP VPN Server.

  1. Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Network Connections.

  2. Start the New Connection Wizard (see picture 1).

    Picture 1

  3. Click on the Next button.

  4. Select Connect to the network at my workplace (see picture 2).

    Picture 2

  5. Click on the Next button.

  6. Click on Virtual Private Network connection (see picture 3).

    Picture 3

  7. Click on the Next button.

  8. Give the Connection a Name (see picture 4).

    Picture 4
  9. Click on the Next button.

  10. If prompted, select whether or not you need to dial to the Internet before establishing a VPN connection and click on the Next button.

  11. Enter in the IP address of the server you want to connect to (see picture 5).

    Picture 5

  12. Click on the Next button.

  13. On the Connection Availability choose for who the connection is created (see picture 6).

    Picture 6

  14. Click on the Next button.

  15. Check whether you want to have an icon placed on the desktop and click on the Finish button (see picture 7).

    Picture 7

Note: To make browsing work a little easier, you might want to edit the HOSTS file. This in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc directory for XP. Just add a line with the IP address of the server followed by it's name. Also, make sure the workgroup name is the same on all computers

The default Client TCP/IP setting might interfere with your ability to access the Internet while having a VPN connection. To correct this:

  1. Go to the properties for your VPN connection.
  2. Click on the Networking tab.
  3. Double click on TCP/IP.
  4. Click on the Advanced button.
  5. Uncheck "Use default gateway on remote computer".



Lex van der Horst

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