How to Configure a VPN on NetGear

Virtual private networks are secure networks corporations often use to protect their information. Normally there are few outside connections to the Internet in a VPN. This prevents people outside the network from accessing the information on the network. Occasionally, outside users do need access to this VPN, and they can get it through a special tunneling technique. This tunneling allows users remote access to the VPN while maintaining a high level of security through extensive VPN credentials.

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Locate your Netgear router by accessing "My Network Places" from the Control Panel or Start Menu.

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Right-click your Netgear router and select "Properties."

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Go to the "Setup" tab and open "VPN Settings."

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Enter your network credentials. "Remote IPSec Identifier" is the name of the VPN you are entering. Enter your IP address in the "LAN starting IP" box and the VPN network address in "Host." Enter your login and password as well as the shared key for your network.

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Check the boxes for "Single remote address," "Aggressive mode," "Secrecy enabled" and "3DES for encryption mode."