Windows® 98 VPN
Do you want to know more about Windows® 98 VPN and its configuration requirements?
VPN or Virtual Private Network is a means of network access for remote users. It is a kind of network that provides corporate environments or home users with secured access using the Internet or other public telecommunications system. With Internet connections being common everywhere in companies and homes, it is possible to create encrypted tunnels between them, passing traffic safely and securely. VPN connections use encryption techniques to eliminate the possibilities of data interception while in transit, traversing the Internet. This can be very beneficial for businesses as it allows more work-related transactions to be completed conveniently and securely.
In order to understand more about Windows® 98 VPN, it is important to discuss configuration requirements in the following points:
- Configuration requirements for Windows® 98 VPN
- Issues that come with Windows® 98 VPN
- Resolving and preventing the issues
Configuration requirements for Windows® 98 VPN
In order to use a VPN connection Windows® 98 requires the installation of Microsoft® VPN Adapter along with dial-up networking connection. You can check whether it is currently installed from the network control panel. If not installed, you need to click the 'Add' button to select the adapters and its manufacturer. Then, select 'Microsoft® Virtual Private Networking Adapter' from the 'Network Adapters' list. Now, with Windows® 98 setup CD, after the VPN adapter installation, you can start creating a new VPN connection. Go to 'Networking and Dial-up Connections' and then double-click the icon for making a new connection. Provide a name for your VPN connection and select the 'Microsoft® VPN Adapter' as the device. In the next step provide the name for VPN connection server and click on 'Finish'. An icon for your new connection is added in the dial-up networking folder. Right-click the VPN icon to select 'Properties', then 'Server Types' tab where you need to deselect 'NetBEUI' and 'IPX/SPX' under the 'Allowed Network Protocols' section. Click the 'TCP/IP' button to change the default gateway setting if needed. The VPN will be used to start the connection after providing your Network ID and VPN password.
Issues that come with Windows® 98 VPN
IP addresses commonly have issues in VPN connections if not configured properly. They often cause conflicts and related problems leading to termination of connections. VPN connections are not possible with some Windows® 98 versions that lack installation files for Microsoft® VPN Adapter and dial-up networking.
Less experienced users should rely on automatic IP configurations and leave the advanced manual configurations to tech experts. Updates have to be installed to allow configurations of VPN connections in versions of Windows® 98 that do not support it.
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