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VPN Setup - How to Set Up a VPN

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are a more advanced form of computer networking, but setting up a VPN is not necessarily difficult. A VPN setup involves both server and client configuration. Some details depend on the type of VPN and other network technologies involved.

Common VPN Error Codes Explained
Understanding the reasons for these common VPN error conditions will help you resolve technical issues faster and keep your VPN connections running.

Set Up a VPN Connection to a Workplace in Windows Vista
This procedure sets up a Windows Vista PC for connections to a VPN server, enabing remote access to a workplace or other separate network.

Set Up an Incoming VPN Connection in Windows Vista
These instructions help you enable a Vista PC to accept VPN connections from an outside computer. You will typically do this on a home PC server that you want to access via VPN from remote locations (such as from work or while traveling).

How to Set Up VPN Connections in Windows XP
Follow these instructions to set up new VPN connections from a Microsoft Windows XP client to a VPN server.

How to Set Up a Windows XP VPN Server
These instructions show how to set up Windows XP as a VPN server using PPTP (Point to Point Tunneling Protocol).

Step-by-Step Guide for Setting Up VPN-based Remote Access in Windows
This guide illustrates how to set up VPN remote access on a Microsoft Windows LAN using Windows XP clients and Windows Server 2003.

Set Up VPN Connections on the iPhone
The Apple iPhone (and iPod touch) support Virtual Private Networking configuration as described here.

Overview of Virtual Private Networking in Windows Server 2003
For those using Windows Server 2003 (and Windows XP) in enterprise environments, this Microsoft whitepaper describes the VPN technologies supported in these operating systems.

Learn how to set up a Virtual Private Network on Linux using this standard HOWTO guide.

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