For those unfamiliar, a VPN (Virtual Private Network) connection is the method of utilizing a public network, such as the internet, to connect a computer to a private network securely — often times a business or corporate network –, because it is encrypted and only authorized people can have access to it. Note that if you need to access your work network, you may need to ask your network administrator for credentials and the VPN server name before you continue.

How to set up a VPN connection on Windows 7 How to disconnect VPN remote session How to change VPN connection settings

How to set up a VPN connection on Windows 7

If you’ve decided to close the wizard without connecting to the remote network, you can later do so by going to the Start menu, type network connections, look for and double-click the VPN connection to connect.

Internet Address: This is the IP address or the domain name for the VPN server, you can get this information from you network administrator. Description name: This is the name of the connection, it can be anything you want, but try to use something descriptive.

How to disconnect VPN remote session

To disconnect from a VPN connection, simply click the network icon, select the connection that you are currently connected to, and click the Disconnect button.

How to change VPN connection settings

Additionally, the context menu offers a number of different options, such as Create Shortcut to create a link to your Windows 7 desktop for easier access, and if you need to create additional VPN connections with similar settings use the Create Copy option, instead of starting a new connection from scratch and then just change the settings. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.