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Posted on 2011-06-29 00:10:20

I have been trying to locate a tutorial on how to setup a VPN (Virtual Private Networking) server without a router or expensive software. When behold I found out that Windows XP has it's own VPN Server Software built right into it. Who knew that windows could actually make a helpful feature such as a VPN Server. Not only does Windows XP have the VPN Server Software but Windows XP also has the VPN Client Software built into it. Throughout this entry I will be describing step by step instructions on HowTo setup a Windows XP VPN Server.

Steps :

  1. Go to Start / Settings / Network Connections
  2. Start the New Connection Wizard
    How to setup VPN Server on Windows XP
  3. Click on the Next button
  4. Select Set up advanced connection
    How to setup VPN Server on Windows XP
  5. Click on the Next button.
  6. Click on Accept incoming connections
    How to setup VPN Server on Windows XP
  7. Click on the Next button
  8. At the LPT1 page, skip it and just click on the Next button.
    How to setup VPN Server on Windows XP
  9. Click on Allow virtual private connection
    How to setup VPN Server on Windows XP
  10. Click on the Next button
  11. Add user accounts that you want to be able to connect to your WindowsXP computer.
    How to setup VPN Server on Windows XP
  12. Click on the Next button.
  13. Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click on Properties
    How to setup VPN Server on Windows XP
  14. Determine how you want the remote computers to get their IP address
    How to setup VPN Server on Windows XP
  15. The above example will assign IP addresses to each client. Make sure the IP scheme is the same as on your server.
  16. If the VPN server is behind a router, Port Mapping will need to be done on the router. Standard port usage is 1723 for PPTP.  You might also need to configure your router for PPTP Passthrough. Port usage for IPSec is 500, 50-51. These ports will have to be forwarded to the VPN server's IP