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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, following windows 7 configuration steps 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".

  2. Click "Connect to a workplace" and then Next
  3. How do you want to connect? Click "Use my Internet connection (VPN)"
  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
  5. Type your VPN account credentials(you can get an account credentials by purchasing a VPN subscription), and when you are done, click Connect.
  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.

    It takes a couple of seconds(If all went well and there was no problem with credentials and VPN server, Done, your are connected!)

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)

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