How To Add PPTP Support To Windows XP

Windows XP is the most popular operating system from Microsoft. Microsoft Windows operating systems has a feature called Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol. This support feature from Windows allows users to connect to and access virtual private networks. This type of networking allows users to remotely access the private network through a public network, which is mostly the internet. It has the security, functionality and management policies of a private network. When a business grows and offices are over time established far and wide, and you want connectivity and accessibility, then you may go in for PPTP support from Microsoft. This markedly comes in handy when you need to access files on your office computer remotely, from some other place such as your home. The required type of connectivity in this case is essential also for travelling salesmen and other business officials, who have to connect to and access their computers remotely a lot of the time.

Here’s a Windows Tech Support tutorial on how to connect to a Virtual private network through PPTP. Follow these Windows Tech Support guidelines and get this procedure done with.

  • Hit the Start button to get the Start menu and hit open the Control Panel.
  • Hit open the Network Connections icon.
  • Hit the Create New Connection link in the panel located at the left of the window. Hit the Next button on the welcome to the New Connection Wizard page.
  • Choose the second option from the list of connection types labeled, Connect to the network my workplace. Click the Next button.
  • Choose the Virtual private Network connection option.
  • Name your connection, say as “Work” or “Office”.  Click Next.
  • Type in the IP address of the host computer. When connecting to your office PC, you will be given access to the IP address of your company from your company’s IT department. Click Next.
  • Make sure of the details and click the Finish button.
  • Hit open the connection you just made. If you have got everything right, there should be a connection in the Network connections window, with the name “Work” or “Office” or whatever name you have given your network.
  • Type the username and password to the computer you are logging into. You may do this as you have to give login credentials for your office computer, whereas the same is not there for your home computer.
  • Hit the Connect button.

You will get a new explorer window allowing you access to the shared documents from the far-off PC, all thanks to these instructions from Windows Tech Support.

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