Connecting to the VPN

When the connection is configured and the login window is closed, you can establish the connection as follows:

  1. Open the connections list.

    In Windows Vista or 7, in the Network and Sharing Center, click Connect to a network. A list of available network connections opens.

    Alternatively, in Windows Vista, click Start > Connect To. Or, if you added a connection shortcut to the desktop, just double-click the shortcut on the desktop.

    Alternatively, in Windows 7, click the Network Connection icon on the right of the task bar.

    In Windows XP, the Network Connections window shows a list of available VPN connections.

  2. Initiate the connection.

    In Windows Vista or 7, in the network connections list, click the appropriate connection. In Windows XP, right-click the connection and select Connect.

    If you are not currently connected to the Internet, MS Windows offers to connect to the Internet. After your computer connects to the Internet, the VPN server prompts you for your username and password.

  3. Type your username and password, and then click Connect.

    Your network resources should be available to you just like they are when you connect directly to the network.

To disconnect from the VPN, right-click the Network Connection icon on the right of the task bar, then click Disconnect from and select the connection.

Further information is usually available from the network administrator.

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