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Windows 7 Point to Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) VPN

In some instances, you may want to use a specific VPN type for your 4Guard VPN connection. In order to make this specification, first, please follow our Windows 7 Basic Configuration Wizard Guide. Once you have your basic VPN configuation setup, we can now specify the VPN protocol that we wish to use, in this article Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP).


First, click on your Start Menu button, then click on Control Panel to open a window for your systems settings. The new window should appear similar to the following.


Windows 7 Basic VPN Wizard


Next, click on Network and Internet in the Control Panel window. This will bring up the next configuation level specific to your computers network settings.

Windows 7 Basic VPN Wizard


Click on the Network and Sharing Center link, which will now drill down further to your settings. The new window will look like the following:

Windows 7 Basic VPN Configuration


Next, click on the Change Adapter Settings link in the left-hand menu. This will bring up all of the adapters configured on your system.

Windows 7 Network Adapters


You should now see your 4Guard VPN adapter listed in this window. Ours is named Core4 Technologies however you could have named yours anything you wish. Right-click on the VPN adapter, then select Properties at the bottom.


This will bring up a new Properties window for your VPN adapter. The interface should look similar to the following:

Windows 7 VPN Adapter Properties


At the top, you will see several tabs. Click on the Security tab.

Windows 7 VPN Adapter Properties


Under Type of VPN, select Point to Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) from the dropdown menu.

Windows 7 VPN Adapter PPTP Settings


Once the protocol has been selected, click on the OK button. You may now double click on your VPN adapter to connect using the Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP).

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