VPN connection with XP home

VPN connection with XP home

Post by Ken » Tue, 15 Jul 2003 10:03:42



I am trying to set my xp box to accept vpn connections
thru a D-link 614+ router,with luck.I have created the
connection with the wizard xp provides but cannot secure a
connection.I can connect remotelly to my router and ping
my router but cannot get thru the router.Tips from anyone
would be welcome. D-links support is worthless .
 
 
 

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Windows XP Home SP2 VPN client (IPSec), so I can connect to my home network
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I've read some articles on the net that one can either use certificates or
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My questions are:
Where do I get a certificate from? All the articles I've read on the web
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Is there any other simple and easy way to obtain or create a certficate on
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