Configure a VPN connection, configure advanced connection settings, connect using a VPN connection, create a new VPN connection, and monitor the status of a VPN connection.
For information on general terminology related to remote-access
connections, see remote access. Described in this
section are tasks relating to creating and configuring
outbound VPN connections on Windows 2000
For tasks relating to
inbound connections, see
the following articles in this chapter:
The tasks listed here (unless otherwise specified) assume that you have already opened the Network and Dial-up Connections window by:
|Start → Settings → Network and Dial-up Connections|
When you use the Network Connection Wizard to create a new outbound VPN connection, you specify only minimal configuration information for the connection. Typically, you need to further configure the connection so that you can successfully and efficiently connect to the VPN remote-access server on the remote private network. To configure a VPN connection on a client machine:
|Right-click on connection → Properties|
Following are some highlights of some of the more important settings on the five tabs ...