Jan 10, 2013

How do you set up a VPN on Windows 8?

Anyone set up a VPN on Windows 8 yet?

Just search it on Google you will find the source

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

    After a short delay your computer should connect via VPN and you will be able to access our secure services and resources.

    Here are some instructions.

    Set up the PPTP VPN on Windows 8

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

    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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