Setting up a PPTP client

Configuring the PPTP VPN Client on Mac

  1. Open 'System Preferences'
  2. Click on 'Network'
  3. Click the '+' button
  4. Choose 'VPN' as the interface
  5. Choose 'PPTP' as the VPN type and name the service whatever you like
  6. Click 'Create'
  7. Enter the 'Server Address' of your computer running iVPN (this is either the public IP or hostname of your remote network)
  8. Enter the username you entered in iVPN in the 'Account Name' field
  9. Choose 'Maximum (128 bit only)' for the Encryption
  10. Click on 'Authentication Settingsā€¦'
  11. Make sure 'Password' is chosen and enter the password you entered in iVPN then click 'OK'
  12. Choose whatever options you want in 'Advancedā€¦'
  13. Click 'Apply'
  14. Click 'Connect'

Configuring the PPTP VPN Client on iPhone

  1. From the home screen, tap on 'Settings', then 'General'
  2. Tap on 'VPN'
  3. Tap on 'Add VPN Configuration...'
  4. Choose 'PPTP'
  5. Enter a description for the VPN connection in the 'Description' field
  6. Enter the address of your computer running iVPN in the 'Server' field (this is either the public IP or hostname of your remote network)
  7. Enter the username you entered in iVPN in the 'Account' field
  8. Make sure 'RSA SecurID' is turned 'OFF'
  9. Enter the password you entered in iVPN in the 'Password' field
  10. Choose 'Maximum' for the 'Encryption Level'
  11. Decide if you want to 'Send all traffic' over the VPN connection
  12. Tap 'Save'
  13. Make sure the new configuration has a tick by it
  14. Use the ON/OFF slider to control the VPN connection

Configuring the PPTP VPN Client on Windows XP

  1. Click on 'Start' then 'Control Panel'
  2. Double click on 'Network Connections'
  3. Click on 'Create a new connection'
  4. Click 'Next'
  5. Choose 'Connect to the network at my workplace' then click 'Next'
  6. Choose 'Virtual Private Network connection' then click 'Next'
  7. Choose a name for the connection and click 'Next'
  8. Enter the address of your computer running iVPN then click 'Next'
  9. Choose 'Anyone's use' then click 'Next'
  10. Click 'Finish'
  11. Right click on the connection you just made and choose 'Properties'
  12. In the 'Networking' tab, choose 'PPTP' from the 'Type of VPN' drop down box
  13. Click 'OK'
  14. Double click on the connection you made
  15. Enter the username you entered in iVPN in the 'User name' field
  16. Enter the password you entered in iVPN in the 'Password' field
  17. Choose to save this user name and password
  18. Click 'Connect'
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