Windows XP PPTP VPN Setup

This document describes setting up a VPN connection to a Dealer Network Appliance or Dealer Router from Windows XP.

First of all go to the Start menu and open the Control Panel. Then click on Network and Internet Connections. Otherwise if you see Network Connections open that instead and skip ahead until you see that screenshot.

Next open Network Connections

Now click on "Create a new connection"

Click on Next

Now select "Connect to the network at my workplace" and click Next again.

Next select "Virtual Private Network connection" and then click Next

Now give it a name and call it StoreVPN

Now enter the host name provided which is the Server Address you will have received from NOS Support. Enter that address and click Next again.

Select the box that says "Add a shortcut to this connection to my desktop" and click Finish.

Finally enter the username and password provided by NOS Support. You may optionally select the "Save.." box which will prevent you from entering it every time.
Then finally click on "Connect"

Now on your desktop you will have a new icon called "StoreVPN" which if you double click will give you the option to Disconnect or Connect again.

We recommend disconnecting if you are not using a store function to speedup your local network usage.