VPN Client Software

A wireless client connects to a VPN server through its wireless Ethernet link to the network access point, which the operating system sees as a LAN connection. To set up a VPN tunnel through that connection, you must install the tunneling protocol as a network service.

Configuring Windows for VPN

Windows XP and Vista include support for VPNs, but it's not part of the default installation, so the first step in setting up a VPN client is to install the protocol.

In Windows XP and Windows Vista, a wizard makes the whole process easy. In XP, follow these steps to set up a VPN connection:

  1. From the Control Panel, open Network Connections.

  2. Double-click the New Connection Wizard icon.

  3. When the Network Connection Type window shown in Figure 15-4 ...

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