How to install a VPN client on Windows XP

To install a VPN client:

    1. Click the "Control Panel" link in the Start menu (figure 1).
    2. Click the "Network Connections" link (figure 2).
    3. Click "Create a new connection" (figure 3).
      • The Network Wizard Opens

    4. Click "Next".
    5. Select "Connect to the network at my workplace", then click "Next"
      (figure 4).
    6. Select "Virtual Private Network, then click "Next" (figure 5).
    7. Enter VPN MSU in the"Company Name" field (figure 6), then click "Next".
      • Establishing initial connection to the internet
    8. Select "Automatically dial this connection" to have your computer connect to the internet prior to establishing the VPN connection, then select your internet service provider from the drop-down menu (figure 7).
      OR

      Select "Do not dial the initial connection" if you don't want to be connected automatically.
    9. Click "Next".
    10. Enter vpn.montana.edu in the "Host name or IP address" field (fig 8).
    11. Select "My use only" so that you're the only user allowed to use the connection (figure 9), then click "Next".
      • Before exiting you can check the box next to "Add a shortcut to this connection to my desktop" if desired. (figure 10).

    12. Click "Finish" to exit the wizard.
      • A "Connect MSU VPN" login box will open (figure 11), enter your Domain username and password as described below (step 2).

To use your new VPN connection

    1. Double-click on the shortcut you created on your desktop OR
      Go to the Start menu (figure 1), select "My Network Places", click on the "View Network Connections", then double-click the VPN link .
    2. Enter your MSU domain username and password using the DOMAIN\Username syntax (figure 11) .
      • You may also use any of the trusted DOMAIN accounts including COE, Facilities, Burns, and KUSM (for example, COE\username).
    3. Click "Connect" to establish the connection.

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Figure 1. Click "Control Panel".

Figure 1. Click "Control Panel".

Figure 2. Click "Network Connections".

Figure 2. Click "Network Connections".

Figure 3. Click "Create a new connection".

Figure 3. Click "Create a new connection".

Figure 4. Choose "Connect to the network at my workplace".

Figure 4. Choose "Connect to the network at my workplace".

Figure 5. Choose "Virtual Private Network connection".

Figure 5. Choose "Virtual Private Network connection".

Figure 6. Enter VPN MSU for the connection.

Figure 6. Enter VPN MSU for the connection.

Figure 7. Choose to connect to the internet manually or automatically.

Figure 7. Choose to connect to the internet manually or automatically.

Figure 8. Enter vpn.montana.edu in the Host name field.

Figure 8. Enter vpn.montana.edu in the Host name field.

Figure 9. Select "My use only".

Figure 9. Select "My use only".

Figure 10. Check the box next to add shortcut and then click "Finish" to exit wizard.

Figure 10. Check the box next to add shortcut and then click "Finish" to exit wizard.

Figure 11. Enter your domain name and password (using the DOMAIN\username syntax as shown) then click "Connect".

Figure 11. Enter your domain name and password (using the DOMAIN\username syntax as shown) then click "Connect".