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Windows 7 PPTP Setup Instructions

  1. First, click on the Start button and click 'Control Panel'. This opens up the 'Control Panel Home.'
  2. Next, click on the 'Network and Internet' control panel.
  3. Click on 'Network and Sharing Center'.
  4. Click 'Setup a new connection or network'
  5. On the next screen, click on 'Connect to a workplace' then click 'Next'.
  6. If you are asked if you would like to use an existing connection choose 'No, create a new connection' and click 'Next'.
  7. If you are asked 'How do you want to connect?', click 'Use my Internet connection (VPN).
  8. Now, enter the server information. Type the following:
    • 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Click the 'Close' button.
  11. Double-click the 'network' icon in your system tray. This will show you a list of 'Dial-up and VPN' connection you've created.
  12. Right-click the VPN connection you have just created and select 'Properties'.
  13. Click 'Security' tab
  14. For the 'type of VPN', click the drop-down menu and select 'Point to Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)'.
  15. Click OK. Your VPN connection is now ready to be used.
How to connect to the PPTP VPN?
  1. Double-click the network icon in your system tray.
  2. 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'
  3. Enter your VPN password, leave the 'Domain' field blank and click 'Connect'.
How to disconnect from the PPTP VPN?
  1. Double-click the network icon on your system tray. You will see 'Connected' (in bold) when you have an active connection.
  2. Click the active connection and select 'Disconnect'.