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Making the VPN Connection

With the VPN client configured, you can now use the client to make the VPN connection. Follow these steps on the VPN client computer:

1.
If you need to establish a dial-up connection to the Internet before connecting to the VPN server, make that connection now.

Tip

You can configure the VPN connection to make the dial-up connection to the Internet automatically. Click Start, Connect To, and then click the Open Network and Sharing Center link. In the Network and Sharing Center window, click the Manage Network Connections link. Right-click the VPN connection icon and then click Properties to open its properties sheet. In the General tab. activate the Dial Another Connection First check box, and then use the associated list box to select the dial-up connection you want dialed. Click OK.

2.
Select Start, Connect To.

3.
Scroll up the Dial-up and VPN group.

4.
Click the VPN connection and then click Connect. The Connect dialog box appears for the VPN connection. Type your username, password, and domain (if applicable).

5.
If you want Windows Vista to remember your logon data, activate the Save This User Name and Password for the Following Users, and then activate either Me Only or Anyone Who Uses this Computer.

6.
Click Connect. Windows Vista sets up the VPN connection.


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