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Windows98 VPN Client
The following page details the steps necessary to create a
Windows98 VPN Connection to a Server
Installing the VPN Adapter
Right click on Network Neighborhood
Click on the Identification tab
Change the Workgroup name to be the same
as on the VPN server.
Click on the Configuration tab
Click on the Add button
Click on the Add button
In the left-hand panel, scroll
down to Microsoft
In the right-hand panel, highlight
Microsoft Virtual Private Networking Adapter
If the VPN adapter is not listed, you need
to download and install the DUN 1.4 Update (Use the file for whichever version of Win98 you have).
Then come back to this location in the instructions.
Click on the OK button
Reboot when requested
Log on with the same name and password
that is defined on the VPN server.
Configuring the VPN Adapter
Go to Start / Programs / Accessories /
Communications / Dial-Up Networking
Double-click on the Make New Connection
Enter in a name that will make sense for
you (e.g. Work, Server Name)
Under Select a device, make sure Microsoft
VPN Adapter is selected
Click on the Next button
In the Host name or IP Address:, enter the
IP address of the server. This is the IP address that can be seen from the
Internet, not the LAN IP address.
Click on the Next and Finish buttons
Right click on the new icon in the Dial-Up
Click on the Server Types tab
Only have Log on to network & Enable
software compression. Check any protocols required by the VPN server.
Click on the TCP/IP Settings button
If necessary, change any of these. It
would depend how how the VPN server is configured whether you need to leave
it for a Server Assigned IP address or manually enter one in.
Uncheck Use default gateway on remote
computer. (This is for faster browsing the web from your own DSL connection
instead of using the one on the VPN server.)
Click on Ok to bring you back to the main
Dial-Up Networking screen.
Drag a shortcut for your VPN connection to
Double click on it
Enter the same name and password that you
logged in with. This should also be the same name and password of the user
account that has been granted dial-in permission on the VPN server.
Note: To make browsing work a little easier, you might want to edit
the HOSTS and LMHOSTS files. This are the C:\Windows\
directory for Winj9x. Just add a line with the IP address of the
server followed by it's name.
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