How to set up a VPN?

VPN is an acronym for Virtual Private Network. This technology is used to connect two separate private networks to a public network. In this process the medium of the internet is used for the connection part. The process is termed as Virtual Private Networking. One can set up Virtual Private Networking for various reasons. Some of them are to connect multiple computers in an intranet, to connect independent network using the internet and for remote access to a private network etc. The procedure to set up a VPN for various environments will vary slightly but the core of the procedure remains same in any condition of installment.

Various steps in setting up a VPN

Here we are considering your home PC as the main system to set up a VPN connection. First you have to go to the ‘Start’ menu. Then select the option ‘Control Panel’ from the menu. In the next step you should go to ‘Network and Internet Settings’ option. If you are using Windows XP as your operating system then next go to ‘Network Connections’. On the other hand if you are using Windows Vista then select ‘Network and Sharing Centre’. Now, you should click on the option ‘create a New Connection’ and follow the various on-screen options. Your next destination is ‘Allow Virtual Private Connections.’ For that all you need to do is to follow the set up wizard. Now you will see a list of all the users available on the VPN network. You can choose the users here whom you want to give access to the network by checking in the boxes near those user names. Once you do that it will complete the set up process of your VPN.

How to get VPN software?

There are thousands of websites offering various VPN services. Based on your research and requirements you can select any of them. Next you have to download the software from the target website. Then you can use this software to establish a connection between the VPN service and the office networks. Internet medium is used for this connection.  Such connections are quite safe from hackers’ attacks.

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