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Configure a VPN Connection with Windows XP

Posted by SteveHardie | On: Apr 29 2010

This article will guide you through the setup and configuration of a VPN using the Windows XP VPN client

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1. Open Control Panel

2. If you are in category mode, click Switch to Classic Mode

3. Double click on Network Connections

4. Select Create a new connection

5. Click Next 6. Select Connect to the network at my workplace then click Next
New Connection Wizard Connection Type
7. Select Virtual Private Network Connection, then click next 8. Give this VPN connection a name
e.g: ComtexVPN
Network Connection Connection Name
9. Enter in your PPTP VPN Server address
e.g: vpn.nsw.comtex.net.au
10. Select My use only and click Next
VPN Server Connection Availability

10. Click Finish

 

11. When Prompted, enter your username and password, and select Save this user name and password for the following users

13. Then click the connect button to connect

 

Reconnecting to the VPN

To reconnect to the Comtex VPN at a later date, you can select ComtexVPN from the start menu Click Start, then Connect To, then Comtex VPN

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