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The following steps will help you setup your VPN in Windows 7.


  1. Open up Control Panel by clicking Start then Control Panel
  2. Click Network and Internet
  3. Click Network and Sharing Center
  4. Click Set up a new connection or network
  5. Click Connect to a workplace

  6. Click Use my Internet connection (VPN)

  7. Enter in “Internet address” your VPN address. In this example it is 001-slc.vpnhq.com, then click Next.

  8. Enter your username and password and click Connect

  9. It will say Connection Failed. Click Set up the connection anyway

  10. Click Change adapter settings

  11. Click the VPN connection

  12. Click Change settings of this connection

  13. Click the Security Tab

  14. Change the following settings:

    1. Type of VPN: Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPsec (L2TP/IPSec)

    2. Allow these Protocols: Radio button selected

    3. Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP): Checked

    4. Microsoft CHAP Version 2 (MS-CHAP v2): Checked

  15. Click Advanced Settings

  16. Enter Preshare key under “Key”

  17. Click Ok

  18. Click Ok

  19. Click Start this connection

  20. You have Successfully setup your VPN on Windows 7.