VPN Client Configuration For Windows and More

The VPN client configuration is something that everybody has to know when trying to connect to a VPN network. The easiest example of what a VPN client is consists in the tool that for example students from a faculty can use in order to connect to the campus network or what is called digital library of the faculty when he or she is not in campus. The faculty resources are usually protected by a firewall and most of the times people who are off-campus cannot access them. By using a VPN client, you basically create a secure tunnel through the Internet so you can access the data from your home computer. This product is offered by different companies, such as Sonicwall, Cisco or others and the only thing you have to do is to download them from the Internet. Whereas with some you have to pay, some companies offer you free VPN clients. The free VPN cleints can be downloaded from the Internet.
In order to be able to configure a Windows VPN client download the resource from the website of your faculty or your company. They normally tell you what to do step by step. However here you have information on how to configure one of the most popular VPN clients, the Sonicwall VPN client. You can download the Sonicwall client from their own website.
By downloading and installing it you will have secured wireless access to the specific Sonicwall product. However, in case you are not willing to get this specific type of product, you should know that the VPN clients can be downloaded from the company’s website from which you are willing to buy the service.
Installing VPN clients information and software is also given on the Firmware and Documentation CD that you will receive in the box after you have had purchased the product. You need to copy the software to your computer (or download it for the website we mentioned above) and install it.
In order o install a VPN client you have to make sure there is no other VPN client installed on your computer. After removing potentially existent VPN clients from your computer double-click the setup.exe icon. This will launch the Installation Wizard and then click Next. If there is any disk protection or firewall protection enabled on your computer you should first disable it and then click Next. You will be asked to accept the terms of the license agreement and then click Next to continue and then Next again to accept the default location (or you can browse another folder in which your VPN client will be installed). Click Install and you can also select Start VPN Client automatically when you log in and then Launch program now (if you want that). Click Finish and you are done with the installation so you can start using your VPN client. However, there are some restrictions when using VPN clients and most of them are related to the limited volume on a 30 days period.
Thus, the VPN client configuration is not a difficult thing to do even for beginners.