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Setting up a VPN connection (PPTP) - Windows 8

This manual is for older systems and/or software and is no longer maintained.

This manual is meant for 1A-server users. It explains how to set up a VPN connection to your 1A-server. This connection will enable you access your files safely from any location, by connecting to your server over the internet.

To create a connection you will first need to configure the connection and the security. Then you can connect to the server to exchange files.

Requirements

To complete this manual, you will need:

Usage

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Establishing the VPN connection (1)
  • Click the network icon near the clock
Establishing the VPN connection (1)
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Establishing the VPN connection (2)
  • Click the VPN connection
  • Click Connect
Establishing the VPN connection (2)
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Establishing the VPN connection (3)
  • Enter your User name
  • Enter your Password
  • Click Connect
Establishing the VPN connection (3)
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Establishing the VPN connection (4)
  • Wait until the connection has been established
Establishing the VPN connection (4)

Steps

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Open Network and sharing center (1)
  • Right-click the start button
  • Click Control Panel
Open Network and sharing center (1)
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Open Network and sharing center (2)
  • Click Network and Internet
Open Network and sharing center (2)
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Open Network and sharing center (3)
  • Click Network and Sharing Center
Open Network and sharing center (3)
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Wizard Set up a connection or network (1)
  • Click Set up a connection or network
Wizard Set up a connection or network (1)
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Wizard Set up a connection or network (2)
  • Select Connect to a workplace
  • Click Next
Wizard Set up a connection or network (2)
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Wizard Set up a connection or network (3)
  • Click Use my Internet connection (VPN)
Wizard Set up a connection or network (3)
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Wizard Set up a connection or network (4)
  • Enter the hostname or the IP address of your 1A-server at Internet address
  • Enter a name for the connection at Destination Name
  • Uncheck the options
  • Click Create
Wizard Set up a connection or network (4)
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The connection is now created
  • Windows opens Networks in the side-panel.
    There are a few steps before we will use this screen to connect.
The connection is now created
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Setup security (1)
  • Right-click the start button
  • Click Network Connections
Setup security (1)
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Setup security (2)
  • Right-click the VPN connection
  • Select Properties
Setup security (2)
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Setup security (3)
  • Go to tab Security
  • Change Type of VPN to "Point To Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)"
  • Uncheck Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP)
    (Leave only MS-CHAP v2 active)
Setup security (3)
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Setup security (4)
  • Go to tab Networking
  • Uncheck Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)
  • Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
  • Click Eigenschappen
Setup security (4)
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Setup security (5)
  • Select Obtain an IP address automatically
  • Select Obtain a DNS-serveraddress automatically
  • Click Advanced
Setup security (5)
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Setup security (6)
  • Uncheck Use default gateway on remote network
  • Click OK until all configuration windows are closed
Setup security (6)