11. In the Virtual Private Connection dialog box, click OK.

Creating a Connection Object in Windows XP

To create a connection object in Windows XP, you must define the new VPN con nection object in the Network Connections window.

1. From the Start menu, point to Control Panel, right-click Network Connections, and then click Open.

2. In the Network Connections window, click Create a New Connection.

3. In the New Connection Wizard, click Next.

4. On the Network Connection Type page, click Connect to the Network at My Workplace, and then click Next.

5. On the Network Connection page, click Virtual Private Network Connection, and then click Next.

6. On the Connection Name page, in the Company Name box, type the name of your company, and then click Next.

7. On the Public Network page, click Do Not Dial the Initial Connection if you are on a network attached to the Internet or click Automatically Dial this Initial Connection if you dial an initial Internet connection such as a dial-up connec tion, and then click Next.

8. On the VPN Server Selection page, type the DNS name or IP address of the VPN Server's external interface, and then click Next.

9. On the Smart Card page, click Use My Smart Card if you are using a smart card for authentication, otherwise click Do Not Use My Smart Card, and then click Next.

Tip Only use Automatic if your network supports both L2TP/IPSec and PPTP VPNs. You will establish a faster connection to the network if you spe cifically choose PPTP or L2TP/IPSec if your network only supports one of the VPN protocols.

10. On the Connection Availability page, click Anyone's Use, and then click Next.

11. On the Completing the New Connection Wizard page, click Add a Shortcut to This Connection to my Desktop, and then click Finish.

Connecting to the VPN

Once you have created the VPN connection object, you can then connect to the network using the VPN connection. The user interface presented to the user will depend on whether you are using EAP/TLS authentication or MS-CHAPv2 authenti cation. If you are using a smart card for authentication, you must type the personal identification number (PIN) for the smart card to authenticate. If you are using MS-CHAPv2 authentication, you must type your user account, password, and domain to connect to the network.

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