Configure Windows 7

  1. Click Start and then Control Panel.

  2. In the Control Panel, click Network and Internet, then Network and Sharing Center.

  3. Click Set up a new connection or network.

    The Set up a Connection or Network assistant opens.

  4. Click Connect to a workplace and Next.

  5. Define the dial-up internet connection.

    If you have a permanent connection to the internet, select the Use my internet connection (VPN) option. Otherwise, click Dial directly, and then select your dial-up internet connection from the list.

  6. Click Next.

  7. Enter the hostname or the IP address of the gateway you want to connect to.

  8. Enter a descriptive name for the connection.

  9. Optional: Select the following options if required:

    Allow other people to use this connection: Select this option if you want the connection to be available to anyone who signs in to the client.

    Don't connect now; just set it up so I can connect later: Select this option if you want to use the connection later.

  10. Click Next.

  11. Enter the user credentials.

    Enter the User name and Password (Remote User Account).

  12. Click Create.

    The assistant closes.

  13. In the Network and Sharing Center, click Connect to a network.

    A list with the available network connection opens.

  14. Right-click the new connection and select Properties.

    The Connection Properties dialog box opens.

General: You can change the hostname or destination address of the connection. In the First connect section, select any network connections that need to be established before setting up the PPTP session.

Options: You can define the dial and redial options.

Security: In the Type of VPN drop-down list, make sure you select Automatic.

Sharing: This menu allows you to share the PPTP connection with other computers on the local network.

  1. To close the dialog box, click OK.

    Now you can directly establish the connection in the sign-in window.

    For information on how to establish the connection if the sign-in window is not open, see Connecting to the VPN in Windows 7.