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How to set up a VPN connection in Windows

To connect to a Virtual Private Network (VPN) first navigate to the Network and Sharing Center and select ‘Set up a new connection or network’.

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In the Choose a Connection option page, select ‘Connect to a network’.  Click ‘Next’ to continue.

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You are then asked how you want to connect, select ‘Use my internet connection (VPN)’ option.

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Enter in the internet address (provided to you by your network administrator) and a destination name for the VPN. Click Next to continue.

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Type in your logon credentials (Username and password)  given to you by your VPN provider. Click Connect.

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If all details were entered in correctly then the VPN connection should set up. Click Close to exit the ‘Connect to a Workplace’ wizard.

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When the VPN is connected, to find it select the internet connection icon in the system tray and it will be listed there.

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