How to Add a PPTP VPN Connection in XP

Ensure you are logged in with Administrator priviliges

  • Open the Control Panel and click “Network and Internet Connection” VPN Image 1

  • Click “Create a connection to the network at your workplace” VPN Image 2

  • Click “Network Connections”
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  • Then click “Create a new connection” in the upper left corner.
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  • Click next
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  • Choose “Connect to the network at my workplace”
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  • Choose to connect to “Virtual Private Network connection”
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  • Type a descriptive name for this connection
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  • Type the address to the PPTP server, it can be a IP address or a FQDN
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  • Choose if you want this connection to appear on the desktop or not. Then click “Finish”
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  • To connect to your PPTP server, double click your new VPN icon
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  • Type in our username and password and click “Connect”
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  • Congrats ! You are now connected.

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