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Windows Vista

Configure your system to use WonderProxy's VPN

Windows Vista VPN Configuration

  1. Go to your Control Panel and open the Network and Sharing Center

    Windows Vista control panel
  2. Select "Set up a connection or network" from the sidebar

    Set up a connection or network sidebar open
  3. Select "Connect to a workplace" from the dialog and click next

    Connect to a workplace selected

    If you have an existing VPN connection, Windows will ask if you want to re-use it, select "No, create a new connection" and click next

    No, create a new connection selected
  4. Select "Connect to a workplace" from the dialog

    Use my internet connection selected
  5. Enter the hostname of the desired server (e.g. and a name for the destination (e.g. WonderProxy - San Antonio) then select "Don't connect now; just set it up so I can connect later" and click next

    Hostname & Title added to settings, second checkmark selected
  6. Enter your WonderProxy username and password, select "Remember this password", make sure the "Domain" field is empty then click next

    WonderProxy credentials entered
  7. Windows will say the connection is ready to use but it isn't so click "Close" instead of "Connect Now"

    Connection is ready to use screen
  8. From the Network and Sharing Center click "Manage network connections"

    Manage network connections selected
  9. Your new VPN connection should be listed as disconnected. Right click on it and select "Properties"

    VPN connection selected
  10. Select the "Security" tab, then select the "Advanced" radio button and click the "Settings" button

    Security tab selected
  11. Switch the combo box at the top to "Require encryption", then select the radio button for "Allow these protocols" and ensure that only "Unencrypted password (PAP)" is selected. Although your password is not encrypted it is being sent over an encrypted channel and is safe from eavesdropping. Click "OK".

    Advanced settings screen
  12. Select the "Networking" tab, switch the "Type of VPN" to "L2TP IPsec VPN", then click "IPsec Settings..."

    Networking tab & IPsec settings selected
  13. Select the radio button for "Use preshared key for authentication" and enter the shared secret: (you must be logged in as a proxy user to view the shared secret) then click OK.

    Preshared key option selected
  14. Click OK again to return to the list of network connections. At this point you should be able to connect to the VPN successfully.