Typically (approximately 99% of the time) corporate users use a VPN to connect to the Corp network. in order to access your file shares, SharePoint servers blah blah blah. However, sometimes home users can use a VPN to reconnect to their home network to access their files or photos on their home devices. How to create a VPN Windows 7?
You have several options when it comes to VPN. You can try a VPN service that creates a tunnel between its servers and the computer. After connecting to the service’s servers, you use the service’s VPN for the rest of the online session. Your connection is not only encrypted, but you also hide your geographical location from website owners. Or check third-party VPN software such as Comodo and LogMeIn Hamachi to easily create secure connections between computers.
Another alternative is to set up your own VPN and control your own fate online.
How to create a new VPN connection in Windows 7
Before connecting to a VPN server, you must first create a connection to it. Before you do this, make sure you have an internet connection available and know the VPN server address (this is the URL or IP address), as well as the username and password that you must use to log in. After sharing these details, open the Control Panel and click “Network and Internet” and then “Network and Sharing Center.”
Once you’re in the Network and Sharing Center, click the link that says “Set up a new connection or network.”
The “Set up a connection or network” wizard will open. Click “Connect to workplace” and then click Next.
You will be asked how you want to connect. Click “Use my Internet connection (VPN)”.
First enter the address of the VPN server you want to connect to in the web address field. It can be a URL such as vpn.digitalcitizen.life or an IP address such as 22.214.171.124. Then enter a descriptive name for your VPN connection in the Destination Name field. You can also set whether you want to allow other people to use this VPN connection or whether you want to connect now. Then click Next.
You will now be asked to enter your username and password to connect to the VPN server. Enter them in the appropriate fields and check whether you want Windows 7 to display the characters typed in the password so that you can verify yourself and whether it remembers the password you just entered. Some VPN servers may require a domain name. If necessary, enter it in the appropriate field. This option may be required for corporate VPN connections. When you finish entering the necessary connection details, click Connect.
If you have not mentioned that you do not want to connect now, Windows 7 will automatically connect to the entered VPN server and verify your username and password. This process takes a few seconds.
If everything went well and you entered the necessary connection details correctly, then you are connected to the VPN server. Click Close and you’re ready to create a VPN connection.