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Configure your Computer to Accept VPN Connections in Windows 7

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Old 18-03-2009
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Configure your Computer to Accept VPN Connections in Windows 7
  

Hi friends,

I know that many people don't know how to Configure there Computer for accepting VPN Connections in Windows 7.There are basically two connection in Vpn one for Incoming & another for outgoing.

Following are the steps for configuring Incoming VPN Connection in Windows 7
  1. First go to Control Panel and open Network and Sharing Center.
  2. Click on Change adapter settings.
  3. Press Alt+F and select New Incoming connection
  4. Put a check on who you’d like to give access to this computer or you can configure a new account by clicking on Add someone,after that click on Next.
  5. Put a check mark on Through the Internet. Click on Next.
  6. Select the protocols you want to enable for this connection. Click on Allow access.
  7. Make a note of the Computer name as this will be used by the client to connect to this computer and after that Click on Close.

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Re: Configure your Computer to Accept VPN Connections in Windows 7

Following are the steps for configuring Outgoing VPN Connection in Windows 7
  1. First go to Control Panel and open Network and Sharing Center.
  2. Click on Set up a new connection or network.
  3. Select Connect to a workplace then click on Next.
  4. Select Use my internet connection (VPN).
  5. Type the IP address or computer name where you wish to connect and your connection name under the Destination name field.
  6. Enter a User name and password that has been granted access to the host computer.
  7. For getting connected through created VPN connection, you can either right-click on the Network icon in the system tray and select Network and Sharing Center or go to Control Panel and open Network and Sharing Center, and click on Connect to a network.
  8. Now connect VPN Connection windows will appears.
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Re: Configure your Computer to Accept VPN Connections in Windows 7

Hi,
i wanted to create such an connection but it doenst work. Always i try it like described ... it tries to establish an connection for hours! i get no error or anything else .. it is just trying and trying!
I contacted the support of my uni (its a connection to an uni-network) but they just sent me an pcf-file from Cisco VPN Client and the password for the group i need! But i dont know where i have to type it in ... I have a User account and pw too!!

So i dont know how to establish this connection ... pls help me
If u need more information ... ask!!


PS: Cisco VPN Client I cannot use because i have Win7 x64 and the version of the uni doesnt support this! And i dont wanna use another client ...

greetz.mowh
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Re: Configure your Computer to Accept VPN Connections in Windows 7

The VPN is a secure network connection that is layered on top of a public network, such as the Internet. A VPN is a method of connecting to a private network by a public network like the Internet.There are basically two connections in VPN one for Incoming & another for outgoing. For more information you can check out the following links.

How to create two lan connections in one computer

Multiple VPN connection

http://forums.techarena.in/windows-2...ory/894756.htm

http://forums.techarena.in/server-networking/909000.htm
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Re: Configure your Computer to Accept VPN Connections in Windows 7

Click on Windows 7 menu and then go to Control Panel and open Network and Sharing Center. Click on Change adapter settings.Press Alt+F key combination and select New Incoming connection. while the window is open press alt and the menu bar will be visible then go file new incoming connection and follow the prompts. Put a check mark on Through the Internet. Click on Next.
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Re: Configure your Computer to Accept VPN Connections in Windows 7

@Avinash Kaur

I dont wanna set multiple Connections!

@Calvin K

And then? it creates an entry for "incoming connections" ... but nothing happens :-)
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Re: Configure your Computer to Accept VPN Connections in Windows 7

I understand how to set up the VPN on the Windows 7 machine, but where do I find the information to connect now from outside the network, i.e., L2TP or PPTP, Server IP, etc...
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Re: Configure your Computer to Accept VPN Connections in Windows 7

Thank for the short and effective tutorial!
very handy for me and my friend

Greetz
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Re: Configure your Computer to Accept VPN Connections in Windows 7

Quote:
Originally Posted by mowh View Post
Hi,
i wanted to create such an connection but it doenst work. Always i try it like described ... it tries to establish an connection for hours! i get no error or anything else .. it is just trying and trying!
I contacted the support of my uni (its a connection to an uni-network) but they just sent me an pcf-file from Cisco VPN Client and the password for the group i need! But i dont know where i have to type it in ... I have a User account and pw too!!

So i dont know how to establish this connection ... pls help me
If u need more information ... ask!!


PS: Cisco VPN Client I cannot use because i have Win7 x64 and the version of the uni doesnt support this! And i dont wanna use another client ...

greetz.mowh
Try this client from an MVP blog site, there is a link to NCP to download for Win 7 64 bit.

Last edited by Saket : 04-05-2010 at 03:37 PM. Reason: Warning: External link not allowed
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Re: Configure your Computer to Accept VPN Connections in Windows 7

Is there any ports i need to open on my dlink router? Also, what about the Windows 7 firewall? Do i need to disable the windows firewall?
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Re: Configure your Computer to Accept VPN Connections in Windows 7

As you create a VPN network on your system it is possible that some third party security application or your firewall is blocking the connection. For this you might need to disable the same for some time and check back. Disable the firewall and other things for ports assigning is done by Windows itself. You can also add the connection under exception list.
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Re: Configure your Computer to Accept VPN Connections in Windows 7

hi
thanks for learning
i can connect to the vpn server but i want use internet from vpn server .like unti filter
because i live in iran and most website are filtered
i have family out of iran and i want use their computer for vpn account
can you help me ?
thanks
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Re: Configure your Computer to Accept VPN Connections in Windows 7

can i allow users connect to my computer connect to internet through my computer in windows 7 ultimate?!
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Re: Configure your Computer to Accept VPN Connections in Windows 7

Hi, thank you for this tutorial, it works perfect.

Only concern I have is every time I reboot my PC the connection dissapears.

How can I make this a permanent VPN server?

Thanks!
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Re: Configure your Computer to Accept VPN Connections in Windows 7

please check this link and see if its helpful for you or not.

How to make a VPN domain user permanent local admin
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