Before we start the standard and advance process to create own VPN on Windows 7, it would be the best practice to have some introduction about VPN like what is VPN and how it works. Our vision to have this overview regarding VPN is that beginners can learn about VPN basic definition before they start utilizing it on the advance level.
Okay, let’s have VPN definition on the board.
A VPN is widely popular on the Internet World as “Virtual Private Network” and it has been growing rapidly day-by-day in wide-scale organization or business firms on the Internet. A Virtual Private Network is the mechanism to architecture privacy and layers of security within a Network. A VPN modifies your IP address in communication on the Internet. It helps to hide your original IP that you had from Internet Service Provider and it allows interacting from bunch of IP address of different location. For illustration, if you are at New York interacting with a client who is located in California, then with the use of VPN, you can show your location in California at the same time.
That’s the power of VPN or Virtual Private Network!
Okay, it’s time for the process to start creating or setting up our own Virtual Private Network server to keep privacy and security on priority for the data security on the Internet.
Let’s have first the list of pre-requisite information so we won’t be in trouble while in real time experiment.
- The Internet Connection with Full Speed.
- A URL or IP Address for VPN Server.
- Credentials like username and password to establish a connection.
Let’s get into it;
Step 1: Let’s establish a connection before we create own VPN.
In order to create a connection, you need to follow the steps that are mentioned below;
- Click on Start Button.
- Go to Control Panel of machine.
- Discover the option called “Network and Internet”.
- Click on the option called “Network and Sharing Center”
Once you reach to console of Network and Sharing Center, you need to click on the option “Set up a new connection or network”.
Click on the option “Set up a new connection or network” will create another console; following it. Click on the option called “Connect to a workplace”.
You would have two options to connect a work place such as your own Internet Connection or Dial directly. Recommended option “Use my Internet connection (VPN)”.
The next step is naming of your VPN location in the field of “Internet Address” in the form of URL or IP address such as vpn.yourwebsite.com or an IP address such as 192.168.100.**. Add the name of destination to remember your own Virtual Private Network server name.
On the final level, you need to add credentials to establish a connection like a username and password. A credential is core part of your own VPN server because every time in the future, whenever you establish a connection you need this credentials, hence make sure it should be enough strong with special characters, and numbers. Note: it’s always the best to keep credentials remember by default.
That’s it. You are ready to connect your own VPN server with a connection that you have created.
Next console will say that you are connected. Hit Close button to complete a process.