Windows 7 PPTP Setup Instructions
- First, click on the Start button and click 'Control Panel'. This opens up the 'Control Panel Home.'
- Next, click on the 'Network and Internet' control panel.
- Click on 'Network and Sharing Center'.
- Click 'Setup a new connection or network'
- On the next screen, click on 'Connect to a workplace' then click 'Next'.
- If you are asked if you would like to use an existing connection choose 'No, create a new connection' and click 'Next'.
- If you are asked 'How do you want to connect?', click 'Use my Internet connection (VPN).
- Now, enter the server information. Type the following:
On the next page, the process will ask you for your username and password. Enter your VPN login and password and leave 'Domain' blank. Click create.
Click the 'Close' button.
Double-click the 'network' icon in your system tray. This will show you a list of 'Dial-up and VPN' connection you've created.
Right-click the VPN connection you have just created and select 'Properties'.
Click 'Security' tab
For the 'type of VPN', click the drop-down menu and select 'Point to Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)'.
Click OK. Your VPN connection is now ready to be used.
How to connect to the PPTP VPN?
- Internet Address: (Find the Server Addresses on our Network Details page)
- Destination name: (Generic title for the connection, example 'IS-LAX-US-PPTP' for the LAX server)
- Make sure that the checkbox labeled 'Don't connect now; just set it up so I can connect later' is checked. Then click the 'Next' button.
How to disconnect from the PPTP VPN?
- Double-click the network icon in your system tray.
- In the 'Currently connected to' screen that has just appeared, you should see the destination name that you have set up. Click on the connection and then click onto 'Connect'
- Enter your VPN password, leave the 'Domain' field blank and click 'Connect'.
- Double-click the network icon on your system tray. You will see 'Connected' (in bold) when you have an active connection.
- Click the active connection and select 'Disconnect'.