The VPN is a service that allows customers to connect to another computer securely and safer. It also offers the user the possibility to unblock censored sites and browse anonymously on the web. Its use is still a little unclear, but some Internet users are already aware of its importance: it protects their privacy, it offers them more freedom on the Internet, it allows them to leave no personal traces on the Internet, it secures their Internet connection … etc.
To establish a VPN connection with a VPN server, it must first of all exist. It can be set up by companies or even by an individual who would like to create a virtual private network with another computer. How to set up a home VPN server? Here are the steps to follow. In this tutorial, we have chosen to use the Windows XP operating system. Certainly, this OS has been forgotten by Microsoft but it is still used by many Internet users, especially those who have not too powerful PCs.
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VPN configuration under Windows XP on the server-side
Here are the steps to follow to set up a server-side VPN configuration using the Windows XP operating system:
- To get started, access your computer’s settings panels or “Control Panel” from the Start menu.
- Then, open the “Network connections” to display all the active connections or not of your PC.
- By clicking on the link “Create a new connection”, you will be able to create a new vpn connection. You will find this link on the left side.
- Now set up an advanced connection and then accept incoming connections.
- After clicking on Next, you will see your new connection appear. Then click on “allow VPN connections”
- Now we have to move on to restricting authorized users.
- Leave the sharing settings as they are unless you are well aware of what you are doing.
- Now, it’s time to configure the VPN network. To do this, right-click on your new connection and open the configuration windows from the “Properties” menu.
- For the creation of the VPN connection, it is necessary to go to the control panel then the network and sharing center. Then, you have to open the management of network connections and refresh the page to display the incoming connection.
- Right-click on this new connection to display the properties. Click on it for configuration.
- Customize your connection to your liking then save everything.
- There you have it, your new VPN server is ready.
Note that to access this VPN server, you should be an authorized user. Otherwise, no connection will be possible. If you are unable to access the server, please review the steps for adding authorized users described above.