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What type of VPN connections does Windows 8 offer?

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    What type of VPN connections does Windows 8 offer?


    I'm trying to set up VPN to connect immediately upon startup.

    I decided to try setting up my VPN in Windows itself, instead of using Open VPN as before.

    This is the Windows VPN functionality that's available from the Metro themed interface and . But it's so dumbed-down that I can't even see what type of VPN connection this actually is.

    Can anyone tell me if this connection if PPTP or L2TP? Or something else?

    Whichever it is, is that connection considered to have integrity or is it more or less cracked?

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    It all depends on the VPN connection you are connecting to. Set Up and Edit VPN Connections in Windows 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    It all depends on the VPN connection you are connecting to. Set Up and Edit VPN Connections in Windows 8
    The VPN provider offers both PPTP and L2TP. But the Connection wizard doesn't ask which connection to do.
    I enter the connectivity details, an IP address, logon info and port.
    But I don't know what it connected as.
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What type of VPN connections does Windows 8 offer?
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