Configuring Your Client
On your client workstation, in order to connect to your VPN server, you need to setup a VPN connection. To do this, go to your client machine's Control Panel and double-click on the Network Connections icon.
As you did when you configured your server, choose the File-->New Connection... option. In the subsequent New Connection Wizard (shown in Figure 11), click Next.
Figure 11 Opening the New Connection Wizard on Your Client Machine
On the next screen, specify that you want a Network Connection Type of "Connect to the network at my workplace," and then click Next. You can see what this looks like in Figure 12.
Figure 12 Specifying How You Want to Connect to a Network at Your Workplace
Next, specify that you want to connect to your workplace using a Virtual Private Network connection, as shown in Figure 13.
Figure 13 Specifying You Want to Connect Via a VPN Connection
Next, specify a name for your VPN connection. (I called mine "My Home VPN.") After you've done this, click Next, as shown in Figure 14.
Figure 14 Naming Your Connection
In the next screen, when the Wizard asks you if you want Windows to automatically dial the initial connection to the Internet or other public network, specify the "Do not dial the initial connection" option as seen in Figure 15, and then click Next.
Figure 15 Stating That You Do Not Need to Dial the Initial Connection
Next, the Wizard will ask you to provide the name of your VPN server. At this point you can provide either your static IP address back home, or a domain name that you have assigned to your IP address. Once you've chosen, click Next. In Figure 16, I pretend that your domain name is "http://www.myhomedomain.com."
Figure 16 Specifying Your Destination Address
Next, you will be presented with a screen showing that your VPN connection has been created, just like Figure 17. Click the Finish button to conclude your VPN connection creation.
Figure 17 Completing the New Connection Wizard