V. VPN (Virtual Private Networking)

Teleworker VPN - PPTP - Windows VPN Client

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The DrayTek routers that support Dial-In VPN connections can use any compatible VPN client to connect a remote dial-in user VPN to achieve secured access to the network connected to the router and its internet connection.

In this example, the built-in Windows VPN client will be used to make a PPTP (Point To Point Protocol)  VPN connection to a DrayTek router. This type of VPN tunnel will use MPPE (Microsoft Point to Point Encryption) for encryption and for authentication uses a different username and password pair for each VPN account.

To set up the profile on the router, go to [VPN and Remote Access] > [Remote Dial-In User], click on the first un-used Index number link to edit the profile settings:

Set up the profile to accept PPTP connections, enable the profile, enter a suitable Username to for the account and set the Password.

Click OK to save the changes to that profile and go to Windows to set up the VPN connection.

Windows 7 & Vista

In Windows, go to the Control Panel then Network and Sharing Center:

Click on the Set up a new connection or network text to start the new connection wizard.

In that wizard, select Connect to a workplace then click the Next button to continue:

Select No, create a new connection to make a new VPN profile, then click Next to continue:

In the next step, select Use my Internet connection (VPN) so that it uses the existing internet connection to establish the tunnel, click Next to continue:

Enter the IP address or host name of the VPN server in the Internet address field and give the connection a suitable name if required. Click Next to continue:

Enter the Username and Password of the VPN profile that was set up on the router and click Next, which will then attempt to connect the VPN, the next step of the wizard will show the connection attempt status and any errors if there are username/password issues or if it's unable to connect to the VPN server.

If the VPN connects successfully, it will show that it has connected successfully in the next step of the wizard, click Close, at this point the VPN will be active on the computer.

To connect or disconnect the VPN, click the small computer icon in the System Tray which is located in the lower-right corner of the screen:

Clicking on this will pop-up the Network Connections window, click the DrayTek VPN Connection to connect or disconnect that VPN tunnel: