Connecting VPN-Vista

A VPN is a private network created over a public one. It’s done with encryption, this way, your data is encapsulated and secure in transit – this creates the ‘virtual’ tunnel. A VPN is a method of connecting to a private network by a public network like the Internet. An internet connection in a company is common. An Internet connection in a Home is common too. With both of these, you could create an encrypted tunnel between them and pass traffic, safely - securely.

If you want to create a VPN connection you will have to use encryption to make sure that others cannot intercept the data in transit while traversing the Internet. Windows Vista provides a certain level of security by using Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) or Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP). They are both considered tunneling protocols – simply because they create that virtual tunnel just discussed, by applying encryption.

If you have never connected to a VPN via Windows Vista you will find these screenshots useful. If you already know how to do this then you will not find this of much use.
 
This is collection of screenshots show how to connect to a VPN with Windows Vista.
Go To control panel select Network and Sharing Center.
Step 1 - admin
Go To control panel select Network and Sharing Center.
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Click Set up a connection or network.
Step 2 - admin
Click Set up a connection or network.
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Connect to a workplace or VPN.
Step 3 - admin
Connect to a workplace or VPN.
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Use your current internet to connect to the VPN server.
Step 4 - admin
Use your current internet to connect to the VPN server.
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Provided Destination, URL or IP address you're connecting to.
Step 5 - admin
Provided Destination, URL or IP address you're connecting to.
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Logon and Password dialog
step 6 - admin
Logon and Password dialog
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This dialog confirms your connection
Step 7 - admin
This dialog confirms your connection
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Just click this link to disconnect from VPN
Disconnect - admin
Just click this link to disconnect from VPN
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Go to Manage network connections to reconnect
Manage Connection - admin
Go to Manage network connections to reconnect
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Double click on VPN connection.
Reconnect - admin
Double click on VPN connection.
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Logon Dialog Reconnect
Reconnect 2 - admin
Logon Dialog Reconnect
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You can also disconnect using this interface.
Reconnect 3 - admin
You can also disconnect using this interface.
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