Thursday, January 3, 2013

How to setup VPN client in Windows 8 for free

How to setup VPN client in Windows 8


Set up a VPN (Virtual Private Network) could be done in less than 5 minutes. The steps are very simple. You need the IP address, the username and the password. That is all.

1. First, you need to access the Windows 8 Control Panel. Using the search Apps or from the classic desktop.
Control Panel

Search for Control Panel in Windows 8



2. Then, you need to open the Network and Sharing Center.

Network and Sharing Center


3. Set up a new connection or network

Set up a new connection or network


4. Connect to a workplace , Setup a dial-up or VPN connection to your workplace
Setup a dial-up or VPN connection to your workplace


5. Use my Internet connection (VPN), Connect using a virtual network (VPN) connection trough the Internet.
Connect using a virtual network (VPN) connection trough the Internet


6. You have to enter the IP address from your remote network.
enter the IP address



7. The ip address for my example is 70.83.164.24 ; Press Create to continue.
enter the IP address


8. Your VPN is now ready. On your right palette, you should see this picture:
Networks


9. You need this view to connect. To reach this view, you could use the windows 8 search tools. Search under the settings and look for VPN. Click on Connect to a network.
Connect to Networks


Or from the classic desktop, click on the network icon.
network icon


10. Click on VPN Connection to Distant Server and Connect. Enter your UserName and your Password.

VPN Connection to Distant Server and Connect

VPN Connection to Distant Server and Connect


11. This might take some time, maybe 1 minute. When the VPN is connected and ready you should see this picture.

VPN Connection to Distant Server and Connect


12. Your computer is now part of your workplace; please note that you could only connect to other computer with their IP address and not with the computer name.
computer with their IP address


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