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VPN in Windows XP

Here's how:


In the Control Panel, double-click Network Connections. Then, click Create a new connection. In the Network Connection Wizard, click Next.

Classic view

Category view



Click Connect to the network at my workplace, then click Next.
Click Virtual Private Network connection, and then click Next.



If prompted, do this:

  • If you use a full-time connection such as a cable modem, click Do not dial the initial connection.

Click Next.



Type Southern Adventist University (or a descriptive name for the connection), and then click Next.



Type, and then click Next.



Click My use only to make the VPN available only when you log on to the computer, and then click Next.



Click to select the Add a shortcut to this connection to my desktop check box if you want to create a shortcut on the desktop, and then click Finish.

If you are prompted to connect, click No.



In the Network Connections window, right-click the new connection.

Click Properties, and then configure more options for the connection:

  • If you are connecting to a domain, click the Options tab, and then click to select the Include Windows logon domain check box to specify whether to request Windows logon domain information before you try to connect.


  • If you want the computer to redial the connection if the line is dropped, click the Options tab, and then click to select the Redial if line is dropped check box.




To launch the VPN connection:

  1. Click Start, point to Connect To, and then click the new connection.
    - OR -  if you added a connection shortcut to the desktop, double-click the shortcut on the desktop.
  2. If you are not currently connected to the Internet, Windows offers to connect to the Internet.
  3. After your computer connects to the Internet, type your user name and password, and then click Connect.