Windows 9x/ME PPTP-client configuration

To be able to use PPTP with 128-bits encryption, you must download and install the MSDun1.4 upgrade. It can be found on the Microsoft website:

Windows 95    Windows 98    Windows 98se

After installing this upgrade, you have to reboot Windows.

Doubleclick “My Computer”, then “Control Panel”, then “Add/Remove Software”.
Click on the tab “Windows Setup” and select “Communications”. Click on “Details”.

“Dail-Up Networking” and “Virtual Private Networking” must be checked.
Click OK and again OK. Reboot the computer when Windows asks it.
Doubleclick “My Computer”, then “Dail-Up Networking”, then “Make New Connection”. Type a name for the connection in the white box and choose the “Microsoft VPN Adapter”. Click Next.

Fill out the DNS-name or IP of your VPN server. Click Next.

Click “Finish”.
Rightclick the VPN-connection and select “Properties”.

Check “Require encrypted password” and “Require data encryption”. Click “TCP/IP Settings”.

Check “Use IP header compression” and “Use default gateway on remote network” off. Click “OK”. And “OK” again.

You are now ready to make a connection to the VPN-server. Ensure you're connected to the internet. Doubleclick VPN icon. Fill out your username and password and check “Save Password”. Click “Connect”.


You can't see the office computers in the “Network Neighborhood”. This is a shortcoming of Windows‘ implementation of the SMB protocol. To be able to use your networkfolders, you can ‘map’ them.


At the office you can reach the public folder “publiek” on the computer “Server” in the “Network Neighborhood”. You can setup that folder as a “Networkdrive”:

By DNS-name

From then on (when you're connected to the VPN), drive E: is the folder “publiek” on “Server” and you can use the files there. Your Networkadministrator can provide you with an overview of the DNS-names or IP‘s and the folders that you can access.

NB: To be able to access these folders, you MUST be logged into Windows with the username and password you use at the office.