How to Setup VPN
A Virtual Private Network can be set on many devices that you use in daily life such as Mac and Windows computers or laptops, iPhone or Android, and on streaming devices such as Roku, Apple TV and more. You certainly need a VPN to protect your network’s privacy and avoid hackers intervening into your details. Follow Easy steps for How to Setup VPN Connection.
Easy Guidelines For How to Setup VPN
Requirements to Set Up a VPN for your Personal Use
- Ensure that you have a VPN server to work as a connection point to the VPN client.
- Use VPN servers such as Windows NT 4.0, 2000, or 2003.
- Keep an ISA server such as RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial In User Service) for Internet connectivity.
- Make sure that you set firewall for your VPN server to disallow external connections apart from your network.
- Assign a protocol for your VPN that acts as a security medium when you are using the Internet.
- Choose the relative authentication protocol preferably MS-CHAP, which is easy to set up.
- Buy a router that can work well by producing proper frequency ranges when connected to a device.
- Install the software that supports the Internet Protocol of your computer operating system.
Easy Steps to Set Up a VPN
Open Control Panel on your Windows computer and click on the Network and Sharing Center, and then click on Change Adapter Settings.
Now, click the File option on the menu and choose the New Incoming Connection option.
When the Allow Connections to this computer window opens, select the name of the person that you wish to allow and click on the Next tab at the bottom of the screen.
Check whether Through the Internet has been enabled.
Tick the boxes next to the options such as:
Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks
The QoS packet scheduler.
After enabling the above options, click on Allow access.
The connected computer name displays on the next window. Note down this name for future references if needed.
On the Network connections page, you can see the Incoming Connections computer icon displayed.
Press Windows + R to open the command window and type cmd in the empty field visible.
Type ipconfig at the place where your mouse cursor points and press Enter on your keyboard.
Copy or note down the IP address (router) mentioned near the Default Gateway and close the window.
Paste the copied IP address on the address bar of an internet browser.
The router’s login page opens for you to enter the credentials. Provide the username as admin and the password as password.
Click on Advanced from the menu that appears on the left side of the page and enable the Port Forwarding option if it is disabled.
Click on Add Service and enter PPTP in the Other Service field and automatically, the service type is chosen as TCP & UDP.
Ensure that the Server IP address is set as 10.0.0.10.
Key in 1723 in the Starting Port field and 1723 in the Ending Port field.
Click on Add and then close the router’s web page.
To know your network system’s IP, type What is my IP in Google or Bing search engine.
Right-click on Network, select Properties, and click on Set a New Network Connection and when the system prompts you to choose an option to connect, select Connect to a Workplace.
Click the Use my Internet connection (VPN) option and in the Internet Address field, type your server IP address.
Click on Create and again on the Network and Internet page, click on Change the Adapter Settings again, which displays the VPN connection in a disconnected status.
Double-click on the VPN connection icon and it prompts you to sign in with your credentials.
The username is the name of the person that you selected at the beginning of the process followed by the password provided of that user account.
If it signs in and the credentials are verified, then your How to Setup VPN connection is established.