How to Configure WiFi Router for VPN Connection

By Contributing Writer

Traditional computer networks use routers and wired connections to link the computers in a group. A Virtual Private Network (VPN) uses the Internet to connect the same group of computers. If you use a VPN in conjunction with your WIFI wireless internet router, it can give you the same benefits of a wired network connection without the restrictions of being tethered to a central router. With a VPN connection, your network is as flexible and portable as your wireless Internet connection.

Things You'll Need

  • Connection to the Internet through a WiFi Network

Step 1

Open the Control Panel, then choose the "Network and Sharing Center."

Step 2

Click "Setup a new connection or network."

Step 3

Click, "Use my Internet connection (VPN)"

Step 4

Enter your IP address into the "Internet Address" bar. You can also use your company's website address if it can support a VPN connection.

Step 5

Choose a "Destination Name" so that you can easily recognize your network when you want to use it in the future. Click "Next"

Step 6

Set login info and passwords then click "Create" to establish your network. You can leave all these fields blank if you feel comfortable with a network that does not require a password.