Adding VPN in Windows® 7
Windows 7 is a versatile operating system from Microsoft Corporation. It comes with plenty of advanced features which can help you to improve the performance of your system. Virtual private network also known as VPN is a computer network that uses a public telecommunication infrastructure, such as the Internet to provide remote offices or individual users with secure access to their organization's network. A system connected to a VPN appears as a local computer on the network and has access to all local resources that are not shared over the Internet. Secured virtual private networks use cryptographic tunneling protocols to provide privacy by blocking intercepts and packet sniffing. You can easily add VPNs in Windows 7 based computer system.
Features of VPN, working of VPN and the ways to create VPN connection in Windows 7 are listed below:
- Features of VPN
- Working of VPN
- Ways to create VPN connection
Features of VPN
VPN or virtual private network in your Windows 7 encapsulates data transfers between two or more networked devices, which are not on the same private network to keep the transferred data private from other devices on local or wide area networks. Windows 7 has built-in support for configuring and connecting to Virtual private network.
Working of VPN
It provides an interface to connect one or more computers to a large network, such as a business network, using the Internet. It is widely adopted by many businesses because of the security. Virtual private networks are a common way for employees sitting at home to access their corporate network.
To create a VPN in your Windows 7, first you need to open up 'Network and Sharing Center' from 'Control Panel'. Next, you need to choose 'Set up a new connection or network'. You can get two options in the 'Connect to a workplace' window. You need to select the first option, unless your company only allows you to dial in using a phone line. Now, you need to type the VPN address in the 'Internet Address' box and type name for the VPN in the 'Destination Name' box and click 'Next'. Then, you need to type the username and password and click on the 'Create' tab.
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