In order to set up a vpn, require special equipment, a so — called vpn server. In the role of the server may be a conventional computer running appropriate software. That is the vpn server manages all access to other computers to a virtual network.

Vpn setup can be different in different virtual networks, but in General the process of creating a vpn and connecting to it takes place according to this scheme:

  1. Create a new connection. In different versions of Windows, the names of the points will be slightly different. In Windows 7 it's control Panel — the control Center network and sharing — set up a new connection to the network.

  2. Specify that the connection type is vpn, specify the name under which this connection will be present in the system, and specify the address of the vpn server. As the location, select "public place", it will do the job with vpn the most secure. The system can ask questions about modifying important parameters. They should answer "Yes" or "Allow".

  3. Now log in to a vpn network like you do connect to the Internet: click the connection shortcut and enter a name and password. Be careful when you enter as a username and password. They are case sensitive, that is the replacement of lowercase characters of the title will lead to the refusal of authorization, and login to the vpn network fails.

  4. In order to configure a vpn creates an encrypted communication channel , open the connection properties, choose the tab "Security" and check "Require data encryption". So you tell the system that if the VPN server will attempt to create an unencrypted channel for the exchange of information, the vpn connection just will not happen.