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How to setup incoming vpn connection in windows 7

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  • Hi all,
    I m try to setup vpn connection in W7 but l cant do that.
    Any body knows how to do this.??



    thanks...
    Sunday, August 16, 2009 12:59 PM

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  • l found my answer :-))))

    Following are the steps for configuring Incoming VPN Connection in Windows 7
    1. First go to Control Panel and open Network and Sharing Center.
    2. Click on Change adapter settings.
    3. Press Alt+F and select New Incoming connection
    4. Put a check on who you’d like to give access to this computer or you can configure a new account by clicking on Add someone,after that click on Next.
    5. Put a check mark on Through the Internet. Click on Next.
    6. Select the protocols you want to enable for this connection. Click on Allow access.
    7. Make a note of the Computer name as this will be used by the client to connect to this computer and after that Click on Close.

    Following are the steps for configuring Outgoing VPN Connection in Windows 7

    1. First go to Control Panel and open Network and Sharing Center.
    2. Click on Set up a new connection or network.
    3. Select Connect to a workplace then click on Next.
    4. Select Use my internet connection (VPN).
    5. Type the IP address or computer name where you wish to connect and your connection name under the Destination name field.
    6. Enter a User name and password that has been granted access to the host computer.
    7. For getting connected through created VPN connection, you can either right-click on the Network icon in the system tray and select Network and Sharing Center or go to Control Panel and open Network and Sharing Center, and click on Connect to a network.
    8. Now connect VPN Connection windows will appears.
    Sunday, August 16, 2009 1:47 PM

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  • l found my answer :-))))

    Following are the steps for configuring Incoming VPN Connection in Windows 7
    1. First go to Control Panel and open Network and Sharing Center.
    2. Click on Change adapter settings.
    3. Press Alt+F and select New Incoming connection
    4. Put a check on who you’d like to give access to this computer or you can configure a new account by clicking on Add someone,after that click on Next.
    5. Put a check mark on Through the Internet. Click on Next.
    6. Select the protocols you want to enable for this connection. Click on Allow access.
    7. Make a note of the Computer name as this will be used by the client to connect to this computer and after that Click on Close.

    Following are the steps for configuring Outgoing VPN Connection in Windows 7

    1. First go to Control Panel and open Network and Sharing Center.
    2. Click on Set up a new connection or network.
    3. Select Connect to a workplace then click on Next.
    4. Select Use my internet connection (VPN).
    5. Type the IP address or computer name where you wish to connect and your connection name under the Destination name field.
    6. Enter a User name and password that has been granted access to the host computer.
    7. For getting connected through created VPN connection, you can either right-click on the Network icon in the system tray and select Network and Sharing Center or go to Control Panel and open Network and Sharing Center, and click on Connect to a network.
    8. Now connect VPN Connection windows will appears.
    Sunday, August 16, 2009 1:47 PM
  • How do you grant internet access to the incoming connections?
    Wednesday, September 09, 2009 3:06 AM
  •   It should just happen! There is nothing you need to configure.

       How does the host access the Internet?
    Bill
    Wednesday, September 09, 2009 7:28 AM
  • Thanks for the quick reply.

    Your right it seems I had a an IP conflict which was causing all sorts of problems all fixed now though thanks for your help
    Wednesday, September 09, 2009 8:13 AM
  • What i try, alt + F will nothing do?
    Whats is the/my problem
    Sunday, September 27, 2009 2:01 PM
  • What i try, alt + F will nothing do?
    Whats is the/my problem

    In Step 3 of anyitstuff's answer above press the <Alt> key then File > New incoming connection... at the top of the window.
    MS-MVP Windows Desktop Experience, "When all else fails, read the instructions"
    Monday, September 28, 2009 11:03 AM
  •  

    These are very basic instructions and very easy to following, and have done so several times with no success.

    Creating the incoming connection and configuring details is not a problem.

    I am running a DHCP server and need to assign a static IP address to the host VPN PC

     

    First - I am having trouble assigning a static IP address to the host PC,

    I have given it 192.168.1.88 + Submask + gateway.

    The DNS is the issue, When running PC config the DNS IS 192.168.1.1, the same as the gateway,

    and I get a message suggesting some possible conflict, so I accept this any way, but loose internet connect,

    I still have full network connect though :s, once I can figure this out, I should be able to move to the second step.

    What do I use for the DNS?

     

    Second - Port forwarding from the modem to the host PC.

    going to the router and configuring port forwarding to the static IP assigned, but need internal and external Ports

    What Ports do I use?

    once I have added the host PC IP and the ports I should be able to move on to the next step

     

    Third - creating connection from remote location to VPN

    Just as instructed, but using a mobile phone.

    VPN name, correct as assigned to incoming connection... correct.

    VPN server, I assume it means ISP IP of modem??? if so... correct.

    Then the user name and password assigned the incoming VPN connection.

    Done

     

    I believe that is all that is nessecary to connect,

    If it is possible to get some support configuring the IP and DNS settings it would be most appreciated.

    Why is it impossible to find a complete guide to configuring a Windows 7 VPN, including Static IP assignment of host PC, port Forwarding and connection configuration.

    The settings provided at the top are as easy as they come, but there is a whole lot more involved when setting it up???

    at a loss

    • Proposed as answer by Blair Howard Sunday, March 04, 2012 6:39 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by Blair Howard Sunday, March 04, 2012 6:39 AM
    Friday, October 14, 2011 4:37 PM
  • A couple of other things you have to do.

    Make sure you deselect the default routing option on the client  workstation

    • go to your TCP/IP settings option and click on the advanced button
    • uncheck "Use default gateway on remote network" option

    Port forward port 1723 on the router of your host network

    Sunday, March 04, 2012 6:47 AM
  • Hello,

    I am trying to configure VPN for 2 Windows 7 machines which are both behind firewalls. Which ports do I need to open in order for the traffic to pass from one host to another? 

    Thanks,

    Vancho


    OV

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012 6:07 AM
  • I've configured the pc as mentioned above. What address do I need to use to vpn into my pc? It doesn't have a static ip address. Am I attempting the impossible?
    Sunday, December 02, 2012 3:32 PM
  • I have followed the above steps and setup the Incoming VPN connection successfully on my desktop computer in my office.

    Everything goes fine, I can connect via VPN connection from my home laptop and from also my smartpnone.

    I can browse the internet.....

    The problem is when I restart my computer in my office, I still can connect the VPN from my home or my smartphone,

    the connection statusl shows that it is  "CONNECTED"  but I cannot browse the internet anymore.

    Any idea what is the reason for this and how to resolve this problem?

    Now my workaround soulution is to delete the "Old "Incoming Connection" and go over the settings once again to make a "NEW Incoming Connection" every time I restart my computer in office.

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 7:13 AM