Today we are going to set up a Windows 7 vpn server which will allow you to securely access your PC from anywhere using the internet.
Click on Start – Control Panel – Network and Sharing Centre – Change adapter settings.
Once you see the connections press the ALT key which will bring up a line of menus at the top of the screen. Go to File – New Incoming Connection.
The first thing we need to do is chose who can access your computer. Chose the required user (or users) and tick the box next to them. Then click next.
Next we need to chose how users will connect to your computer. Tick the box next to Through the Internet and then click next.
On the next page leave the defaults and click Allow Access.
On the final screen you will see the name of your computer. Write this down as you will need this later.
Now we need to allow vpn traffic through your router and any firewalls. On your router you will need to port forward vpn traffic to your computers ip address on port 1723. On any firewalls check that port 1723 is open.
Now we just need to check if the connection is active. Go to Control Panel -Network Connections – Change Adapter Settings. You should see an icon stating Incoming Connections with no clients connected. This means that your vpn server is now active and waiting for connections.
Next time I will show you how to connect to your vpn server.
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