Installation of the Windows95 VPN-Client

INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORKING ON A WINDOWS 95 BASED CLIENT

Before you make any VPN connection, please disable any firewall or 'Internet Connection Sharing' that is running at the background of your computer system.

Virtual Private Networking is provided as a standalone upgrade to Windows 95. This section explains how to install and configure Virtual Private Networking (VPN) and assumes the following:

         Windows 95 is installed.

         An analog modem is installed.

         You have created a connection to the Internet through your ISP

         You have registered with CITS to tunnel to NTU

         You have installed TCP/IP protocols.

         You have the executable file, Msdun13.exe.

 

Installing PPTP on a Windows 95-based Client

1.      Double-click on the Msdun13.exe file

2.      Setup asks if you want to install Microsoft Dial-up Networking. Click Yes.

3.      Setup displays a license agreement. When you have read it, and if you accept its terms, click Yes.

4.      Setup copies several files, and then asks if you want to restart your computer. Click Yes.

5.      Setup restarts your computer and copies more files. You may be prompted of a version conflict and ask if you want to keep your original file. Click Yes.

6.      Setup restarts your computer. You are now ready to create a PPTP connection.

 

Creating Connection to the NTU Server

 You must create connection to the NTU server by using a VPN device.

To create a connection to dial up the NTU server by using a VPN device 

1.      Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Dial-Up Networking. The Dial-Up Networking window appears.

2.      Click Make New Connection. The Make New Connection wizard appears as illustrated in the following figure.

 

Creating a connection to the NTU server

 

3.      Type a connection name, like NTU Server, in the Type a name for the computer you are dialing box.

4.      Select Microsoft VPN Adapter in the Select a modem box, and then click Next. The following dialog box appears.

 

Adding the name of the NTU server to the connection

 

5.      In the Host name or IP address box, type vpngate.ntu.edu.sg

6.      Click Next, and then click Finish. A connection icon is created in the Dial-Up Networking folder, as illustrated in the following figure.

Example icon for the NTU server connection

 

 

Verify the NTU server connection by using the following procedure.

To verify or edit the connection to the NTU server

 

1.      In My Computer, right-click the NTU server connection icon in the Dial-Up Networking folder, and then click Properties to verify that the NTU server connection is correctly configured. The NTU Server dialog box appears as illustrated in the following figure.

2.      Review the information on the General tab to ensure that the host name or IP address is correct and that Microsoft VPN Adapter is selected. Make any necessary changes.

3.      Click the Server Types tab. The Server Types tab is illustrated in the following figure.

 

Verifying the network connection for the NTU server connection

 

4.      In the Advanced options box, clear the Log on to the network checkbox

Note: This option must be selected when accessing NTU file service

5.      In the Allowed network protocols box, select only TCP/IP. Click TCP/IP Settings to display the TCP/IP Settings dialog box. Verify that the settings are as shown below.

 

 6. Click OK.

  

 

Using PPTP to Connect to the NTU Server by Dialing SingNet

With PPTP, you can connect your PC to NTU network by tunneling through the Internet to the NTU server. To do so, you must make two connections. First, you must connect to the Internet through your ISP. Next, you must create a tunnel to the NTU network. This section explains how to make these connections using Windows 95 -based clients.

 

Connecting to the NTU Server Using a Windows 95/98-based PPTP Client

To connect to the Internet using a Windows 95/98-based PPTP client

1. In My Computer, double-click Dial-up Networking.

2. Double-click the connection icon that was created for your ISP.

3. In the Connect To dialog box that appears, enter the user name and password required by your ISP, and then click Connect.

4. The resulting connection is illustrated in the following figure.

Connecting to the Internet through ISP

 

 

To connect to NTU network using a tunnel to the NTU server

1.      After connecting to the Internet through your ISP, click the icon that was created for the NTU server.

2.      Enter your NTU user name and password and click Connect

3.      You now have two connections, as shown in the following figure.