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rhames
Jan 10, 2013

How do you set up a VPN on Windows 8?

Anyone set up a VPN on Windows 8 yet?

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Dr. Rose
03/29/2014

Follow these steps to create and use a VPN connection:


  • Anywhere on the Windows 8 Metro screen, type the word Control and click the Control Panel icon when it appears.
  • From Control panel, open Network and Sharing Center
  • From the network and sharing center select Set up a new connection or network
  • In the next window, choose: Connect to a workplace and click Next
  • In the next window, select Use my Internet Connection (VPN)
  • In the next window, type Server IP address or hostname in Internet address field and click Create
  • Click the network (monitor or wireless signal) icon in the bottom-right of the screen
  • Right-click your new VPN connection and select View connection properties
  • In the dialogue box, click the security tab, under Type of VPN select Point to Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) 
  • Select the radio button Allow these protocols, then tick Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) and Microsoft CHAP version 2 (MSCHAP v2) and click OK
  • Click the network icon in the bottom-right of the screen again, click your VPN connection then click Connect
  • Type in your username and VPN (remote access) password then click OK
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    After a short delay your computer should connect via VPN and you will be able to access our secure services and resources.

    jimlynch
    01/15/2013
    Here are some instructions.

    Set up the PPTP VPN on Windows 8
    http://www.ibvpn.com/billing/knowledgebase/73/Set-up-the-PPTP-VPN-on-Win...

    "This step-by-step tutorial shows how to setup a PPTP connection on Windows 8 and start using ibVPN servers."
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    dthomas
    01/11/2013

    It's easy. The Get Connected Wizard will walk you through it. Microsoft has a detailed guide if you would like to check out a step by step guide.

     

    FYI, some people have had a problem with the VPN client causing random network disconnects. Not sure if this is common or not.

     

     

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