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Configure VPN Connection Introduction on Windows Vista

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Setting up PublicVPN access under Windows Vista is simple. The following instructions go step–by–step through the creation process. These instructions work under all the client–side variations of Windows Vista, namely Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, and Ultimate.

The things to click and places to type your information are hilighted in red, yellow, green, and/or blue.

System Requirements

Before setting up your VPN connection, make sure your version of Windows Vista is up to date by running Windows Update.

1. Make sure your system is up–to–date

Be sure that you run Windows Update before setting up your VPN connection.

2. Open the Control Panels

First, click on the Start button and click “Control Panels”. This opens up the “Control Panel Home.”

control panels

3. Go to the “Network and Internet” panel

Next, click on the “Network and Internet” control panel, which is circled in red below.

4. Connect To A Network

Next, click on “Connect to a network.”

5. Set up the VPN connection

The next screen may not look quite like this if you have networks already defined. In any case, click on “Set up a connection or Network.”

6. Choose the Connection Type

On the next screen, click on “Connect to a workplace” then click “Next.”

7. Select the Internet connection

Next click “Use my Internet connection (VPN).”

8. Enter the server information

Now, enter the server information.

In the text box labelled ‘Internet address’ ( hilighted in blue) type ‘’. This is the Internet address of the servers.

In the text box labelled ‘Destination name’ (hilighted in green) type ‘’. This is the name of the connection, and will show up in the “Connect to a network” screen when we’re done.

Lastly, make sure that the checkbox labelled “Don't connect now; just set it up so I can connect later” (hilighted in yellow) is checked.

Then click the “Next” button.

9. Enter your username and password

In this screen, enter your username and password. This is the same username and password that you use to log in to the website.

In the text box labelled “User name:” (hilighted in blue), enter your username.

In the text box labelled “Password:” (hilighted in yellow), enter your password.

Optionally, check the “Remember this password” checkbox (hilighted in green) and you won’t have to enter your password when you connect to

Then, click the ”Create” button.

10. Connection Ready

You should see this screen next. Click the “Close” button to return to the “Network and Internet” screen.

11. Go to the connection

Now click on “Connect to a network” again.

12. Then click on the entry and click “Connect”.

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