The first thing you must do is right click the My Network Places icon and select
This will bring you to the Network Connections window which displays a list of your
current network connections. Double click the New Connection Wizard icon.
You are faced with three options – choose the second one, “Connect to the network
at my workplace” and click Next.
Now choose the second option, “Virtual Private Network connection” and click Next.
This will bring you to the window in which you should enter the name of the company
or server you will be connecting to. After you have typed the name in, press Next.
This will bring you to the following window in which you must enter the host name
of the VPN server: solvpnusa1.dyndns.org or solvpnuk1.dyndns.org
And finally, the “Connection Availability” window will allow you to select who is
authorized to use the VPN connection. “Anyone’s use” will permit anyone who logs
onto the system to use the connection, whereas “My use only” will limit it’s use
to you only.
Once you click Next and Finish, your new connection will be visible in the Network
Connections window (as seen below).
Right click the new connection and select properties to open the properties window.
Here, you can configure, amongst others, the network settings and general options.
Select the Networking tab and in the “Type of VPN” drop down list, choose PPTP VPN.
It is not necessary to configure any other options on this page, unless otherwise
specified by the VPN server administrator.
Press OK to close the window and return to the network connections window.
If you double click your VPN connection the logon window will appear.
Enter your username and password and click Connect.
After the authentication process is complete, you will be logged on to the VPN Server
and two computers will appear at the bottom right hand corner of your screen (default).
Congratulations! You have now successfully been connected to the VPN server.