How to Setup a VPN Connection in Windows 7

How to Setup a VPN Connection in Windows 7

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

  1. Click the Start button, and, in the search bar, type Network and Sharing.
  2. Click Change Adapter Settings in the left-hand menu.
  3. Click File, and then New Incoming Connection.
  4. Select the users you’d like to give access to and click Next.
  5. Click Through the Internet and select Next.
  6. Select the Internet Protocol you’d like to use. (The default TCP/IPv4–the line highlighted in the screenshot below–will work fine.)

How to Setup a VPN Connection in Windows 7

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