How to create a Windows Vista VPN connection

How to create a Windows Vista VPN connection

Summary: VPNs can be a lifesaver. Secure remote access enables additional productivity, saves travel time and empowers administrators and other staff. Here's how to create an ever-popular VPN connection in Windows Vista.

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  • Windows Vista users wishing to share their Internet connection with other users must configure Internet Connection Sharing (using the Sharing tab).

  • Once a new VPN connection is created within Windows Vista, a shortcut icon is created for that connection. You can access the icon within the Network Connections window.

  • To disconnect an active VPN connection, Windows Vista users need only double-click the System Tray Network icon and select Connect Or Disconnect, which will display this window for an active VPN connection. Users can then highlight the respective network connection and click the Disconnect button.

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Topics: Software, Browser, Hardware, Microsoft, Networking, Operating Systems, Security, Telcos, Windows

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  • Vista VPN?

    Isn't that known as "an exploit"?
    John Zern
  • RE: Network console (How to create a Windows Vista VPN connection)

    pls help me whats fill in internet address name or ip address
    love e
  • RE: Network console (How to create a Windows Vista VPN connection)

    Excellent. Great screen grabs. No more time for comment - have to go VPN!
    whacker
  • RE: Network console (How to create a Windows Vista VPN connection)

    but how do you actually make the vpn??? There are a
    thousand tutorials for connecting to an already
    exhistant VPN (resident on a different network) what I
    am looking for is how to create a vpn (residing on my
    network) and connect to it from my laptop and iPhone
    when im on the go.
    This is the only tutorial ive found:
    http://computernetworkinghelp.com/content/view/41/1
    but I have vista...
    Laser1092