When you need to access files, emails and a computer system and you are not actively in front of that computer a virtual private network connection can allow you to do just that. Virtual private networking allows computer users to have full access of the computer that they need to access only instead of sitting in front of the computer they are in front of another computer that could be miles away.
In order to be able to access a virtual private network connection the computers need to be specially setup in order to allow the computer that is trying to get in access. After telling the computer that you want to setup a virtual private network there are a few steps that you need to do to make sure that you can enter the computer from another location. Here are those steps.
Step 1. Start by selection Start and then Control Panel. Select the option titled Network and Internet and then choose Connect to a Network.
Step 2. From the connect to a network option select Set up a connection or network. There will be a list of options choose the one that says connect to a workplace and select the next button.
Step 3. Pick the option that states Use my internet connection through VPN. VPN stands for virtual private networking.
Step 4. You will need to assign an IP address for the computer that is allowed to access your computer. Type the IP address of the host computer in the section that is titled Internet Address. You will also need to enter a name of the network that you have created this will go under Destination Name. From there select don’t connect now, just set up for later use. Select Next.
Step 5. You will be asked for a virtual private network username and password type this in and select remember later. Then choose create.