Setup VPN Server on XP (Acts like the VPN Server)
The following page details the steps necessary to create a WindowsXP VPN Server
1. 2. Go to Start / Settings / Network Connections Start the New Connection Wizard
Click on the Next button Select Set up advanced connection
Click on the Next button. Click on Accept incoming connections
Click on the Next button At the LPT1 page, skip it and just click on the Next button.
Click on Allow virtual private connection
10. Click on the Next button 11. Add user accounts that you want to be able to connect to your WindowsXP computer.
12. Click on the Next button. 13. Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click on Properties
14. Determine how you want the remote computers to get their IP address
The above example will assign IP addresses to each client. Make sure the IP scheme is the same as on your server.
If the VPN server is behind a router, Port Mapping will need to be done on the router. Standard port usage is 1723 for PPTP. You might also need to configure 20. your router for PPTP Pass through. Port usage for IPSec is 500, 50-51. These ports will have to be forwarded to the VPN server's IP
Connect to VPN Server from XP (Acts as VPN Client)
1. 2. Open the Windows Control Panel. Open the Network Connections item in Control Panel. A list of existing dial-up and LAN connections will appear. Choose the 'Create a new connection' item from the left-hand side of the window. The Windows XP New Connection Wizard will appear on the screen. First click Next to begin the wizard, then choose the 'Connect to the network at my workplace' item from the list and click Next. On the Network Connection page of the wizard, choose the 'Virtual Private Network connection' option and click Next. Enter a name for the new VPN connection in the 'Company Name' field and click Next. The name chosen need not match the name of an actual business. Choose an option on the 'Public Network' screen and click Next. The default option, 'Automatically dial this initial connection' can be used if the VPN connection will always be initiated when the computer is not already connected to the Internet. Otherwise, choose the 'Do not dial the initial connection' option. This option requires that the public Internet connection be established first, before this new VPN connection will be initiated. Enter the name or IP address of the VPN remote access server to connect to, and click Next. Company network administrators will provide this information. Choose an option on the "Connection Availability" screen and click Next. The default option, 'My Use Only,' ensures that Windows will make this new connection available only to the currently logged on user. Otherwise, choose the 'Anyone's use' option
10. Click Finish to complete the wizard. The new VPN connection information has been saved.