Monday, 11 November 2013

Setup your Windows 7 PC as a VPN host

Make sure that the PC you want to setup as a vpn host has a fixed local ip address and configure your router to open the PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) port 1723 for the vpn host's ip address. Usually you can open your router's options at with your browser and find the port forwarding options under NAT (Network Address Translation) in advanced setup.

Now go to Network and Sharing Center in the windows control panel, click change adapter settings and in the menu click File, New Incoming Connection... and follow the instructions (if you don't see a menu you should enable the menu bar first (Folder options-View-Always show menus)).  Choose user that uses a password, next, through the internet, next, leave the default check boxes and click 'Allow access'.

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