Everyone doesn’t know that the window has an in-built feature to work as VPN Server but the feature is hidden. Basically, the VPN Server uses the Point to Point Tunneling Protocol. Today we’ll discuss that How to Setup a VPN Server in Your Computer Without any Software. And the explained trick works on both Window 8 and Window 7.
In order to create a VPN Server in your computer, you’ve to follow the defined steps. Undoubtedly, even a novice can easily create VPN Server by reading these following steps. We hope that you’ll like this article and share your view with us.
Steps to Create a VPN Server
Initially, you’ve to open the Network Connection Window on your computer. And the easiest way to open that window is to click the window key and write ncpa.cpl and press the Enter button.
Press the Alt button, and then click on the FILE tab. After that choose the New Incoming Connection from the pop-up block.
After that you’ve to choose a user account which you want to connect remotely. In order to increase the security, you must create limited accounts instead of allowing VPN login from the primary account. You need to click on the ADD SOMEONE to create a new account. Make sure that the user you’ve allowed, should have strong password. Because weak password are very easy to crack by various software.
Now, mark the check box of “Through the Internet” option to allow the Virtual Private Network Connections over the Internet. And if are using any dial-up hardware, you could allows the incoming network connection on that modem too.
In order to enable the Incoming network connections, you must mark the check box of “Internet Protocol”. And if you want to allows the users connected to the VPN server to access the shared files and the attached printers (connected via local network), you must mark the check box of “File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks”. And after clicking the Allow access button, window will automatically set up Virtual Private Network Server.
In future, if you want to disable the created VPN server. Just open the network connection window (by typing ncpa.cpl after pressing the window button) and delete the Incoming Connections Option.
Steps to Setup Router
After the VPN server setup, you need to do the router setup. For that, you’ve to open the router setup window and pass the port 1723 ahead to the Internet Protocol Address of the computer where you have created the VPN Server.
In order to have good security, you must make a port forwarding method which passes the external port to the internal port on your device. Basically, it allows you to connect the VPN Server through the external port and also provides the safeguard from malicious problems.
To remain always connected to VPN Server, you should set up DNS Server on your computer.
Connect to the Created VPN Server
In order to connect to the created VPN Server, you must have the computer’s public Internet Protocol Address which is its IP address on internet or the dynamic DNS Address.
Click on the “Connect to a network” option and enter the computer’s public Internet Protocol Address. After that fill the username and the password you’ve created to login.