Create a VPN Connection in Windows 7

Creating the VPN

First, click on the Start Menu and type “VPN” into the search box.

Click on the “Set up a virtual private network (VPN) connection.” and enter the server information provided by BlueCompute:

In the text box labelled “Internet address” type the VPN server host name and in the text box labelled “Destination name” type your company name. This is the name of the connection, and will show up in the “Connect to a network” screen when we’re done. Lastly, make sure that the checkbox labelled “Don’t connect now; just set it up so I can connect later” is checked.
Then click the “Next” button and enter the username and password provided by BlueCompute:

Optionally, check the “Remember this password” checkbox and you won’t have to enter your password when you connect.
Then, click the “Create” button.

This completes the VPN creation.

Changing the Gateway settings

We now want to change a couple of settings to restrict the VPN to only traffic that’s destined for your server, rather than all internet traffic. Failing to change this can slow or prevent your access to the internet.

Click on the Start Menu, type the word “Network” into the search box, and click on “Network and Sharing Center”.

When the Network and Sharing Center opens, click on “Connect to a network”.

When you click on “Connect to a network”, a list of VPNs pops up. Right click on the “My VPN” connection (the VPN connection just created) and choose “Properties”.
When the property window opens, click on the “Networking” tab. Click on “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” and click on “Properties”.



In the “Internet Protocol Version 4” window, click the “Advanced” button (1). Then un-tick the box labelled “Use default gateway on remote network” (2). Click “OK” to close this window (3), then “OK” again to close the “Internet Protocol” window (4). Click OK one last time to close the Network Connection Properties window.

Connecting the VPN

To open the list of connections, click on the Computer icon in the System Tray, next to the clock. Once the list is open, click on the connection you want to use and click “Conenct”
Click “Connect” in the window that pops up.
connect-vpn-windowThis should connect the VPN – if you have any problems, please contact Blue Compute support.

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