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How to setup SSTP VPN on Windows 8?

Monday, May 26th, 2014

The SSTP protocol is one of the most secure VPN protocols currently available for Windows (Vista and later). Since the protocol uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) channels to route its packets, SSTP based VPN traffic cannot be easily blocked by ISPs or network administrators. This article will show how you can set up a SSTP VPN on a Windows 8 computer.

How To Manually Configure SSTP VPN on Windows 8

Before you create a new VPN connection on your computer, it is advisable to check whether any new update is available for Windows. To download and install the latest updates, choose the “Windows Update” option within the Control Panel and then click on “Check for Updates now” [Refer to image oi59.tinypic.com/2crkmc6.jpg]. Once the update is finished, restart your machine and then follow the steps given below to configure the VPN:

Step 1: Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen and select the Control Panel option from the Windows Quick Access Menu. [Refer to image imageshack.us/a/img268/3343/1yfb.jpg]

Step 2: Next, click on “Network and Internet” and then on “View Network Status and Tasks” options. [Refer to image imageshack.us/a/img822/8227/5gki.jpg]

Step 3: To create a new VPN connection, you need to click on “Set up a new connection or network” in the “Networking and Sharing Center” window. [Refer to image imageshack.us/a/img153/4115/9e90.jpg]

Step 4: The next screen would display the list of connection options available to you. Click on the “Connect to a workplace” option and then on the “Next” button to continue with the setup process. [Refer to image imageshack.us/a/img16/138/ranb.jpg]

Step 5: Next, you need to specify how the VPN would connect to the internet. Select the option “Use my Internet Connection (VPN)” to use your existing internet connection. [Refer to image imageshack.us/a/img405/5232/g1dn.jpg]

Step 6: In the next screen, you need to provide the server details that you wish to use. Type the VPN server’s URL (or its IP address) in the Internet Address box. Check the welcome email or the dashboard area of your VPN provider’s site if you are not sure about the server’s URL or IP address. In case your provider has servers in multiple cities (or countries), remember to input the correct URL that you wish to use.

Also, choose an easy to remember connection name for your VPN connection. If you are planning to create multiple connections to connect to different servers then you may also append the server location at the end of the connection name (example, VPN1_NY) to quickly identify the location behind each connection. You may also enable “Remember my credentials” and “Allow other people to use connection” options if required and then click on the Create button to finish the process. [Refer to image imageshack.us/a/img541/8876/53qe.jpg]

Step 7: In order to enable the connection to use the SSTP protocol, click on the Monitor icon at the lower right corner of the screen, right click on the VPN connection name that you created just now and choose the Properties option. [Refer to images imageshack.us/a/img89/4007/ki6q.jpg and imageshack.us/a/img209/7184/9×33.jpg]

Step 8: In the Security tab, choose “Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP)” from the list of available options within the “Type of VPN” dropdown box. [Refer to image oi60.tinypic.com/zm1i1h.jpg]

Step 9: In the Networking tab, deselect “File and Printer Sharing” and “Internet Protocol Version 6” options and then click on the OK button to apply the changes. [Refer to image imageshack.us/a/img10/2552/waf9.jpg]

Step 10: Once the connection is created, click on the Monitor icon again and then on the “Connect” option visible next to the VPN Connection name in order to test the service. In the window that pops up, you need to input your username and password values and click on the OK button. Once the VPN connection is successfully established, you should see “Connected” next to the connection name. When you want to stop the service, just click on the “Disconnect” option available next to the VPN connection name. [Refer to images imageshack.us/a/img89/4007/ki6q.jpg, imageshack.us/a/img341/7545/wjt5.jpg, imageshack.us/a/img835/5488/9gdg.jpg and imageshack.us/a/img690/2403/hu71.jpg]

May 26, 2014
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