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Setting up the VPN connection in Windows Vista

Setting up Rendex VPN VPN access under Windows Vista is simple. The following instructions go step by step through the creation process. These instructions work under all the client side variations of Windows Vista, namely Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, and Ultimate.

1. Open the Control Panel
First, click on the Start button and click "Control Panel". This opens up the "Control Panel Home".

2. Go to the "Network and Internet" panel
Next, click on the "Network and Internet" control panel.


3. Connect To A Network
Next, click on "Connect to a network".


4. Set up the VPN connection
Click on "Set up a connection or Network".


5. Choose the Connection Type
On the next screen, click on "Connect to a workplace” then click “Next".


6. Select the Internet connection
Next click "Use my Internet connection (VPN)".


7. Enter the server information

On this screen type the server IP.

In the text box labeled "Destination name" type This is the name of the connection, and will show up in the "Connect to a network" screen when you’re done.


Lastly, make sure that the checkbox labeled "Don't connect now; just set it up so I can connect later" is checked.

Then click the "Next" button.


8. Enter your Rendex VPN username and password
In this screen, enter your Rendex VPN username and password.

In the text box labeled "User name" , enter your Rendex VPN account username.
In the text box labeled "Password" , enter your Rendex VPN account password.

Optionally, check the "Remember this password" checkbox and you won’t have to enter your password again when you connect to Rendex VPN.

Then, click the "Create" button.


9. Connection Ready
Click the "Close" button to return to the "Network and Internet" screen.


10. Go to the connection
Now click on "Connect to a network" again.


11. Select the connection properties
In the "Connect to a network" screen, you should see the Rendex VPN connection. Right–click on the Rendex VPN connection and choose "Properties" from the menu.


12. Select Options
In the properties window, click the "Options" tab.


13. Deselect domain logon
In the "Options" tab, make sure the checkbox labeled "Include Windows logon domain" is unchecked.

Then click the "PPP Settings…" button.


14. PPP options
In the "PPP Settings" dialog box, make sure the "Enable LCP Extensions" and "Enable software Compression" has been checked, then click the "OK" button.


15. Go to the Security tab
Next, click the "Security" tab.


16. Security tab settings
Choose "Advanced (custome setting)" ,Then click on "Setting" button.

Make sure that the Data encryption section is set to "Optional encryption".

And the following options should be checked:

- Allow these protocols

-- Unencrypted password (PAP)
-- Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP)

In the pop up window Click "Yes".

Then go to the "Networking" tab.

17. Neworking settings
In the list of items that you see, make sure that only the "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)" and "Client for Microsoft Networks" items are checked. If other protocols are checked, uncheck them by clicking on the checkbox.

Rendex VPN currently does not route anything except TCP/IP version 4.

18. Done with basic setup!
You’re now done with your basic setup! You've set up your Rendex VPN connection to use PPTP. Click "OK" to finish now, if you want.

However, for better security we recommend that you configure your VPN connection to use an L2TP/IPsec connection, which is more secure. To do this, keep reading.

Setting up L2TP/IPsec
In "Networking" tab click on the "Type of VPN" dropdown menu and select "L2TP/IPsec VPN".

19. Go to IPsec Settings…
Next, click on the "IPsec Settings…" button.

20. Set the Preshared Key
In the "IPsec Settings" dialog, click the radio button labeled "Use preshared key for authentication". Then type the preshared key that you received in the welcome email into the textbox labeled "Key". Then click the "OK" button.

21. Finished!
You’re finished! Click the "OK" button to save your settings.


22. Set the connection location
The first time you connect to Rendex VPN VPN, you might see a screen. Windows is asking you if you want to automatically connect to Rendex VPN VPN whenever you’re at a given location. If you want to connect to Rendex VPN VPN automatically when you’re at a public hotspot, click "Public location".

However, you probably should click "Cancel", because most public locations require you to click through an agreement before you can access the Internet. Meaning that any connection you attempt will fail. Instead, you should just connect manually.

23. Connecting to Rendex VPN Servers
To connect to Rendex VPN, go to the Start button and click "Connect To".

Then click on the Rendex VPN entry and click "Connect".






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