How to Create a VPN Server On A Compute
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Do you need to create a VPN server? Here are the steps to set up a VPN server using the built-in Incoming Connection feature on Windows 10
A virtual private network (VPN) is one of the most popular methods to access files and resources (such as apps, intranet websites, and printers) using an encrypted connection from a remote location and through the internet.
Usually companies use VPN to extend their private network to allow employees to access resources through a public network as if they were directly connected into the company’s network.
Windows has the built-in ability to function as VPN server using the point-to-point tunneling protocol (PPTP), although this option is somewhat hidden. Here’s how to find it and set up your VPN server.
- Step 1 Click on the Cortana search bar or button on the taskbar and type vpn.
- Step 2 The top choice should be Change virtual private networks (VPN). Alternatively, open the Settings app and go to Network & Internet > VPN.
- Step 3 At the top of the VPN screen in the Settings app, click Add a VPN connection.
- Step 4 In the screen that appears, enter the details for your VPN connection. Under “VPN provider” click on the drop-down menu, and select Windows (built-in). This will also change “VPN type” to Automatic, and “Type of sign-in info” to User name and password.
- Step 5 Next fill out the “Connection name” and “Server name or address.” These vary based on your VPN provider—whether a third-party service or an employer. For this example, we’re using Acevpn, a clientless VPN service that supports various connection types such as IKEv2, L2TP, and PPTP.
- Step 6 Scroll down this screen and you’ll see a spot to enter your username and password for the VPN—again provided by your VPN service. Once the information is entered, click Save, and close the Settings app.
- Step 7 Click the Wi-Fi icon in the system tray on your taskbar, and select your newly created VPN connection, which should be right at the top of the list. It should automatically start to connect, and if all goes well the connection process should happen relatively quickly.
How to find your IP address information
Before diving into the instructions, the first thing you need to know is your public IP address that has been assigned to you by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). You will need this information in order to contact your VPN server remotely.
To find out if your current public IP address, open your web browser, and using any search engine, do a search for “What’s my IP”, and your information should be listed in the first result.
If you’re setting up Incoming Connection in your home computer, you probably have a dynamic public IP address, which can change at any time. If this is the case, you’ll need to configure DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name System) in your router to avoid having to configure the VPN setup every time your public IP address changes.
Here are the instructions that will help you set up DDNS on your router. You can also visit your router’s manufacturer website for more assistance to configure DDNS.
How to find your IP address By C.M.D
- STEP 1 Click “Start,” type “cmd” and press “Enter” to open the Command Prompt window. Alternatively, click “Start | All Programs | Accessories | Command Prompt.”
- STEP 2 Type “ipconfig” and press “Enter.” Look for “Default Gateway” under your network adapter for your router’s IP address. Look for “IPv4 Address” under the same adapter section to find your computer’s IP address. If you use a virtual private network for your business, its connection will have its own section and list your proxy IP address under “IPv4 Address.”
- Step 3 Use the command “Nslookup” followed by your business domain to look up its server’s IP address. If the server has multiple IP addresses associated with the name, the command will list all of them. As an example, you might enter “nslookup google.com” to find a list of Google’s IP addresses.
- STEP 4 Use the “Tracert” command followed by your business domain to list all server IP addresses between your computer and your website. As an example, you might enter “tracert google.com” to find the IP address of each server between your computer and Google’s website.