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Windows Vista® Step by Step Deluxe Edition by Joan Lambert, Joyce Cox

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Setting Up a VPN Connection

Virtual private network (VPN) connections are becoming increasingly common in the corporate world. With a VPN connection, a domain user can access a private (corporate or institutional) network via the Internet, thus extending the private network so that she or he is virtually, if not physically, part of it.

If your organization has set up a remote access server, you can create a VPN connection to your domain over the Internet. Using this connection, you have full access to network resources while you are away from the office, which is extremely useful when you are traveling or working from home.

The speed of your VPN connection is limited by the speed of your Internet connection. If you are connecting to a VPN through ...

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