Set up VPN in Windows 7


Step 1 Click the Start button. In the search bar, type VPN and then select Set up a virtual private network (VPN) connection.
Step 2 Enter the IP address or domain name of the server to which you want to connect. If you’re connecting to a work network, your IT administrator can provide the best address.
Step 3 If you want to set up the connection, but not connnect, select Don’t connect now; otherwise, leave it blank and click Next.
Step 4 On this next screen, you can either put in your username and password, or leave it blank. You’ll be prompted for it again on the actual connection. Click Connect.
Step 5 To connect, click on the Windows network logo on the lower-right part of your screen; then select Connect under VPN Connection.
Step 6 In the Connect VPN Connection box, enter the appropriate domain and your log-in credentials; then click Connect.


Step 7 If you can’t connect, the problem could be due to the server configuration. (There are different types of VPN.) Check with your network administrator to see what kind is in use–such as PPTP–then, on the Connect VPN Connection screen, select Properties.
Step 8 Navigate to the Security tab and select the specific Type of VPN from the drop-down list. You may also have to unselect Include Windows logon domain under the Options tab. Then click OK andConnect.


Building a VPN (Incoming)

Step 1 Click the Start button, and, in the search bar, type Network and Sharing.

Step 2 Click Change Adapter Settings in the left-hand menu.

Step 3 Click File, and then New Incoming Connection.

Step 4 Select the users you’d like to give access to and click Next.

Step 5 Click Through the Internet and select Next.

Step 6 Select the Internet Protocol you’d like to use. (The default TCP/IPv4–the line highlighted in the screenshot below–will work fine.)


Step 7 Finally, click Allow access; you’ve now set up an incoming VPN connection.


After following all the steps above you can change you PPTP account to an L2TP IPsec account by following a few steps.


 Open the VPN Properties , click on the “Security” tab and for “Type of VPN” Please select “L2TP/IPsec”.


Next, click on the “Advanced Settings” button as shown in the image


You will be asked to enter a Pre-shared Key. It is found in the welcome email

Your L2TP IPsec VPN connection is ready for use! To connect, simply click on the connection in the task bar and select the VPN connection. Click connect.


This applies if you have a UK, DE, CA or all in one package!
Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol is a third option if using Windows seven. It works on port 443 and if you are having trouble connecting this should solve the problem.
1. In the Properties under Security, click on the “Type of VPN” pop–up menu and select “Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP)”.
2. Next, click on the “General” tab and enter the SSTP domain provided in the welcome email instead of the IP.
3. Click ok and you can now connect.


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