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Configuring PPTP Access for Windows XP

Step 1

In the Windows Control Panel, click on the Network Connections icon, then click Create a new connection.


Step 2

In the New Connection Wizard, click Next.


Step 3

Select Connect to the network at my workplace and then click Next.


Step 4

Select Virtual Private Network connection and then click Next.


Step 5

Enter the Connection Name and then click Next.


Step 6

If prompted select either ‘Do not dial the initial connection’ or ‘Automatically dial the initial connection’ (pull down your internet connection) and then click Next.

In the VPN Server Selection box, enter ‘’ and then click Next.


Step 7

If prompted, select either ‘Anyone’s use’ or ‘My use only’ and then click on Next.

Complete the Wizard by clicking on Finish.

Click on the Properties button to modify the settings.


Step 8

Click on the Networking tab. Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and then click on Properties.


Step 9

Click on the Advanced button.


Step 10

Uncheck ‘Use default gateway on remote network’ and then click OK.


Step 11

Click OK until you are back at the login prompt. Enter your username and password  and then click on Connect.

You should see the connection trying to verify your username and password. If authenticated properly the connection window will minimize to your taskbar as a dual computer icon.  You can run your mouse over it to get the status of the connection.

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