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Windows XP VPN connection

VPN Connection

Setting Up Your VPN Connection

  1. Click on Start, then select Programs then Accessories
  1. Click on Start - Programs - AccessoriesSelect Communications then New Connection Wizard
Select Communications - New Connection Wizard
3. In the New Connection Wizard click Next
Click Next
4. Select Connect to the Network at my workplace and click Next

5. Select Virtual Private Network connection and click Next
Select Virtual Private Network connection - click Next
6. Enter [Your Company Name] into the Company Name field and click Next

Specify VPN account name - click Next7. Enter [Your Hostname] (provided separately) into the Hostname or IP Address field. Click Next

Specify VPN Server name - click Next8. Place a check in the box Add a shortcut to this connection to my desktop and click Finish

Click Finish

Initiating Your VPN Connection

1. If you have an analog modem connection, make sure your Internet connection is active.
If you have the First connect option enabled, proceed to step 2.

2. Double click the VPN icon on your desktop

VPN Icon

  1. Refer to the VPN Information sheet that was faxed to you and proceed with the following:
    1. Enter your Username in the User name: field
    2. Enter your Password in the Password: field
    3. Optional: Place a check in the save password box and select Me only
    4. Click Connect

VPN user account information

4. A dialog box should appear to show the username and password is being verified

5. There will be a small icon in the task tray near the clock showing the status of the vpn connection, the 2 small PC icons flash indicating network activity over the VPN.

Disconnecting Your VPN Connection

1. When you have finished your session, right click the VPN icon in the task bar

2. Select Disconnect

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