Windows 8 How-To: Set Up VPN Connection

Creating a VPN Server

How to Create and use a VPN Connection in Windows 8
Help us improve MSDN. You should see a list of your connections, go ahead and find the VPN connection you made, select it, and click Connect. Ever wondered what the term VPN means? The Best Tech Newsletter Anywhere Join , subscribers and get a daily digest of news, geek trivia, and our feature articles. Sign in to vote.

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Click Create and Done. You can now safely close the Network and Sharing Center. Or, open the Properties of the connection from Network Connections , which you can open through Change adapter settings from the left panel of Network and Sharing Center.

Through Network Connections window, you can launch, rename, delete, and change settings of the connection. There are a lot of settings you can change but they all depend on the settings on the remote VPN server. Settings have to be matched in order to build the connection. We will be covering more in the future once we have more chances playing with the new VPN server in Windows Server 8. However, the attempt at connected has already begun and failed. It won't necessarily keep all things out of the eyes of your ISP, but to any sites you visit, it will look like you are coming from the VPN location.

Via your firewall, you can actually configure a VPN tunnel that connects your entire network to another network, but that's a whole other process. Click on "Set Up a new Connection or Network". From the options listed, click on "Connect to a workplace" and click Next. On the next page, you'll need to enter the network address, which will either be in a domain or IP format. This information will be provided by your network administrator, and it is going to be different for each connection.

After Windows finishes connecting to the network, you'll need to provide credentials to finish the connection. Again, these are provided by your network admin, and you'll need both a username and a password.

You can check the box that says "remember my credentials" if you don't wish to type these in every time you connect. You should see a list of your connections, go ahead and find the VPN connection you made, select it, and click Connect.

You can simply repeat this process and click "disconnect" to end the connection at any time. Click "Network" from the options that appear, then click on "View Connection Settings". This site uses cookies for analytics, personalized content and ads. By continuing to browse this site, you agree to this use. The content you requested has been removed. Remove From My Forums. Sign in to vote.

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