Setting up a VPN from home using Windows 7

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Windows 7 Instructions

Step 1: Type vpn in the search field under the Start menu. Click on set up a virtual private network connection.

Step 2: Type vpn.dawson.edu in the Internet address field. Type a name you would recognize later in the Destination name field. Ex: DCC VPN. Check the don't connect now; just set it up so I can connect later box. Click Next.

Step 3: Type your regular username and password you use to login to your computer at work. Check the Remember this password box. Click Create.

Step 4: Your connection is ready to use, click the Close button.

Step 5: Click the internet icon in your system tray, you will now see the vpn you named. Click connect.

Step 6: Before we connect we need to change a few options under properties, go ahead and click Properties.

Step 7: Under the Type of Vpn drop down menu, choose the one that says Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPsec as shown above, then make sure to Check Unencrypted password (PAP) and Uncheck the other two boxes.

Step 8: Click the Advanced Settings button, then type dccvpn12 in the use preshared key for authentication field. Click OK. Then OK again.

Step 9: Now you are ready to connect to the VPN. Use the same username and password you use to login on campus. You won't need to type in a password if you told it to remember your password in step 3. You can leave the domain field blank. Check Save this user name and password for the following users. Select Me only and click Connect.

Step 10: To Disconnect, click on the internet icon in the system try and click the Disconnect button.

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