Great tip for home VPN

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Using Windows XP, if you want to setup a VPN server follow these steps;

  • Open Control Panel.
  • Click “Create a new connection”.
  • Next.
  • Setup an advanced connection.
  • Accept incoming connections.
  • Next (don’t bother checking the options like LPT or modem).
  • Allow virtual private connections.
  • Check which user you want to allow access.
  • Next (networking software should be checked like TCP/IP)
  • Finish!

So that’s it in a nutshell.

Of course, you’re going to have to setup port forwarding on your router (port 1723 for PPTP) and if you’re wanting to keep one address then Dynamic DNS will help 🙂 http://www.dyndns.com/

I stumbled upon this website and thought I’d chuck it in here as it’s always useful. http://www.home-network-help.com/pptp-vpn-server.html

When I get time I’ll write a Windows 7 version…

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