How to Setup a VPN Connection in Windows 7? VPN (Virtual Private Network) technology lets a computer using a public Internet connection join a private network by way of a secure “tunnel” between that machine and the network. The most common case is a business allowing its employees to connect to its work network from home or from the road.
There are two principal ways to configure VPN Service. The first and more-common scenario, called outgoing, is setting up a remote computer to call into the office network. The second scenario, called incoming, occurs on the network side, where a computer allows secure connections from other computers. Windows 7 comes preloaded with the Agile VPN client, which makes setting up either kind of connection relatively easy.
Setup a VPN Connection in Windows 7
- Click the Start button, and, in the search bar, type Network and Sharing.
- Click Change Adapter Settings in the left-hand menu.
- Click File, and then New Incoming Connection.
- Select the users you’d like to give access to and click Next.
- Click Through the Internet and select Next.
- Select the Internet Protocol you’d like to use. (The default TCP/IPv4–the line highlighted in the screenshot below–will work fine.)