How to Setup a VPN Connection in Windows 7
24 07, 2016 (0) COMMENTS VPN Windows

How to Setup a VPN Connection in Windows 7

How to Setup a VPN Connection in Windows 7? VPN (Virtual Private Network) technology lets a computer using a public Internet connection join a private network by way of a secure "tunnel" between that machine and the network. The most common case is a business allowing its employees to connect to its work network from home or from the road. There are two principal ways to configure VPN Service. The first and more-common scenario, called outgoing, is setting up a remote computer to call into the office network. The second scenario, called incoming, occurs on the network side, where a computer allows secure connections from other computers. Windows 7 comes preloaded with the Agile VPN client, which makes setting up either kind of connection relatively easy, Also if you are using Windows 8, the following Windows 7 configuration steps are similar to Windows 8 desktop environment.

Setup a VPN Connection in Windows 7

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

    Once you are in the Network and Sharing Center window , click the link "Set up a new connection or network".

    w7-1
  2. Click "Connect to a workplace" and then Next
    w7-2
  3. How do you want to connect? Click "Use my Internet connection (VPN)"
    w7-3
  4. Depending on the VPN server you are trying to connect, fill the first field(Internet Address) with the server address.
    Note: This address can be either an IP address like 89.238.132.204 or an URL like uk1.vpn.surf, see VPN.surf locations' addresses here
    Enter whatever you want in second field(Destination name) as a name for your new VPN connection, then Next
    w7-4
  5. Type your VPN account credentials(you can get an account credentials by purchasing a VPN subscription), and when you are done, click Connect.
    w7-5
  6. If you have not checked the Don't want to connect now's checkbox in step 4, It is goint to establishe a connection to the VPN server and verifies your username and password automatically.
    Note: The connection type priroty is: SSTP, PPTP, L2TP  in this process, it will choose one of them automatically.
    w7-6
    It takes a couple of seconds(If all went well and there was no problem with credentials and VPN server, Done, your are connected!)
    w7-7

How to Disconnect and reconnect to this created VPN?

  • To disconnect from a VPN connection, Click the network icon in taskbar, select the VPN connection in the list of available networks and connections, and then click Disconnect.(Right Figure)

  • To connect same VPN connection every time you need that, Select the connection and click connect button.(Left Figure)
    w7-8

If you are facing any problem with the installation/configuration or you have a question, feel free to ask using the comments form below. We will help you to solve the issue.

COMMENT

support 24 hours

NEED HELP ? Contact OUR LIVE CHAT OR SUBMIT TICKET