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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’.


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


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


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


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


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


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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