In order to set up a VPN connection in Windows XP, some certain steps must be
followed. By installing a VPN connection in the operating system users can connect to a remote access server of a virtual private network. The operating systems of Microsoft use LT2P and PPTP network protocols for VPN.
Step by Step procedure for VPN set up:
- The computer using Windows XP operating system must be turned on. After that the user should go to the Windows Control Panel from the start menu.
-In the control panel there is an icon named Network connection. The user has to open it. It will show a list of existing LAN and dial-up connections.
- On the left hand side there is an option titled “create a new connection” which must be chosen and a New Connection Wizard will be shown on the screen.
- To begin the wizard, the user has to click Next and then choose the”connect to the network at my workplace” option from the visible list and click next.
-On the next page, “Virtual Private Network connection” from the existing list must be chosen and the user should click next to go to the next stage of the installation.
- On this page the name of the VPN connection should be entered in the “Company Name” field.
-On the next page,”Public Network”option should be chosen. If the user wants to get connected to the VPN at the windows start up, then “Automatically dial this initial connection” option, which is the default option, must be chosen. If not, then “Do not dial the initial connection” must be chosen. The second option requires establishing a public internet connection first and then it will be connected to the VPN.
-The user should enter the IP address or the name of the VPN remote access server and click next. This information will be provided by the company’s network administrator.
-If the user wants to confine the connection then should choose”My use only option” and click the finish button to complete the wizard.