Setting up your VPN in Windows Vista

Setting up VPN access under Windows Vista is simple. The following instructions go step–by–step through the creation process. These instructions work under all the client– side variations of Windows Vista, namely Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, and Ultimate.

1. Open the Control Panels
First, click on the Start button and click “Control Panels”. This opens up the “Control Panel Home.”
2. Go to the “Network and Internet” panel
Next, click on the “Network and Internet” control panel.
3. Connect To A Network
Next, click on “Connect to a network.”

4. Set up the VPN connection
Click on “Set up a connection or Network.”
5. Choose the Connection Type
On the next screen, click on “Connect to a workplace” then click “Next.”
6. Select the Internet connection
Next click “Use my Internet connection (VPN).”

7. Enter the server information
Now, enter the server information.

In the text box labeled ‘Internet address’ type ‘one of our server addresses from the Handbook attached to the Welcome Email
In the text box labeled ‘Destination name’ type ‘Lamnia’. This is the name of the connection, and will show up in the “Connect to a network” screen when we’re done.

Lastly, make sure that the checkbox labeled “Don't connect now; just set it up so I can connect later” is checked.

Then click the “Next” button.

8. Enter your Lamnia username and password
In this screen, enter your Lamnia username and password.

In the text box labeled “User name:” , enter your Lamnia username.
In the text box labeled “Password:” , enter your Lamnia password.

Optionally, check the “Remember this password” checkbox (highlighted in green) and you won’t have to enter your password when you connect to Lamnia.

Then, click the ”Create” button.

9. Connection Ready
Click the “Close” button to return to the “Network and Internet” screen.
10. Go to the connection
Now click on “Connect to a network” again.

11. Select the connection properties
In the “Connect to a network” screen, you should see the Lamnia connection that we set just up. Right–click on the Lamnia connection document and choose “Properties” from the menu.

In the Property window, click the “Options” tab.

12. Deselect domain logon
In the “Options” tab, make sure the checkbox labeled “Include Windows logon domain” is unchecked.

Then click the “PPP Settings…” button.

14. PPP options
In the “PPP Settings” dialog box, make sure the "Enable LCP Extensions"and "Enable software Compression" has been checked, then click the “OK” button.

15. Go to the Security tab
Next, click the “Security” tab.

16. Security tab settings
Choose "Advanced (custome setting)",Then click on "Setting" button.

Make sure that the Data encryption section is set to "Optional encryption".

And the below options should be checked:

Allow these protocols

-- Unencrypted password (PAP)
-- Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP)

-- Microsoft CHAP Version 2 (MS-CHap v2)

At the Pop Up window Click on "Yes".

Then go to the “Networking” tab.
17. Neworking settings
In the list of items that you see, make sure that only the “Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4)” and “Client for Microsoft Networks” items are checked. If other protocols are checked, uncheck them by clicking on the checkbox (the thing that looks like a ‘?’).

Lamnia currently does not route anything except TCP/IP version 4.
18. Done with basic setup!
You’re now done with your basic setup! You've set up your Lamnia connection to use PPTP. Click “OK” to finish now, if you want.
However, for better security we recommend that you configure your VPN connection to use an L2TP/IPsec connection, which is more secure. To do this, keep reading.
Setting up L2TP/IPsec
In "Networking" tab click on the “Type of VPN” pop–up menu and select “L2TP/IPsec VPN”.

19. Go to IPsec Settings…
Next, click on the “IPsec Settings…” button.

20. Set the Preshared Key
In the “IPsec Settings” dialog, click the radio button labeled “Use preshared key for authentication”. Then type ‘the shared key from the welcome email’ into the textbox labeled “Key”. Then click the “OK” button.

21. Finished!
You’re finished! Click the ”OK” button to save your settings.

22. Set the connection location
The first time you connect to Lamnia VPN, you might see a screen. Windows is asking you if you want to automatically connect to Lamnia VPN whenever you’re at a given location. If you want to connect to Lamnia VPN automatically when you’re at a public hotspot, click “Public location.”

However, you probably should click ”Cancel”, because most public locations require you to click through an agreement before you can access the Internet — meaning that any connection you attempt will fail. Instead, you should just connect manually.
23. Connecting to Lamnia Servers
To connect to Lamnia , go to the Start button and click “Connect To”.
Then click on the Lamnia entry and click “Connect”.



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