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Windows 7 Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP) 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 Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP). This is the recommended protocol by Core4 Technologies LLC for connecting to our VPN routers.


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 Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP) from the dropdown menu.

Windows 7 Secure Sockets Tunneling Protocol (SSTP) VPN


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


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