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I use Windows 98.  I want to connect 4 different remote computers using MS VPN new in Win 98.  How do I set up the Host name or IP address and do I set it up on one computer or all?  Below is all of the help given on the subject by windows help. I don't understand it.

 In Host name or IP Address, type the name or IP address of the virtual private networking server for the network to which you want to connect. For example, type:
pptpserver.mycompany.com
or 172.16.48.1
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You need to connect to a dial-in VPN server connection (WinNT)...

1) The other PC's that you want to connect to should be
connected to this network...and same workgroup...

2) You can use any avail protocol in the Win98 box as long as you have the Win98 VPN connectoid setup to use other protocols as well...and the other PC's are using these same protocols...(need to speak the same language)...

3) Need to successfully connect and authenticate to the VPN
connection on the VPN server...
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The main question
How do I set up the Host name or IP address is unanswered.
Where do I get, or how do I determine the IP Address?  

Also, I only have Win 98, which has the VPN utility.  Win 98 help says nothing about having to use Win NT.  The answer indicates you must use NT, is that the case??
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The main question
How do I set up the Host name or IP address is unanswered.
Where do I get, or how do I determine the IP Address?  

Answer: (From Win98 Help)

Note: My original answer was more of a discovery as to what you were really wanting to do and what you understood currently. See the answer below.

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To create a virtual private network connection across the Internet

Double-click My Computer, and then double-click Dial-Up Networking.
Click the connection to your Internet access provider, type your name and password, and then click Connect.
After you have successfully logged on to your Internet account, click the connection to your corporate network, type your name and password, and then click Connect.
A message box confirms your connection.

Note

To create a virtual private network connection across the Internet, you must first set up two Dial-Up Networking connections. One connection is for your Internet access provider, and the other is for your corporate network. To find out how to set up Dial-Up Networking connections, click Related Topics.

To set up a Dial-Up Networking connection to your corporate network

Double-click My Computer, double-click Dial-Up Networking, and then click Make New Connection. If it is your first Dial-Up Networking connection, you will be prompted automatically.
In Select a Device, click Microsoft VPN Adapter, and then click Next.
In Host name or IP Address, type the name or IP address of the virtual private networking server for the network to which you want to connect. For example, type:
 
pptpserver.mycompany.com

or

172.16.48.1

Click Next, and then click Finish.

Notes

To create a virtual private network connection across the Internet, you must also create a Dial-Up Networking connection to your Internet access provider. To find out how to create a new connection, click Related Topics.
 
If you do not know the name or IP address of the virtual private networking server for your network, contact your system administrator.

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Also, I only have Win 98, which has the VPN utility.  Win 98 help says nothing about having to use Win NT.  The answer indicates you must use NT, is that the case??

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WinNT has VPN capabilities built-in. You need to connect to a server that provides VPN functionailty. Win98 doesn't provide that functionality. It only provides the functionality to connect to a VPN connection on a server across the internet or across a LAN.
search www.microsoft.com for more info regarding
VPN and WinNT.
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Thanks,
I have understood the basic point and click help from windows from the start.  I still do not understand just type in - - pptpserver.mycompany.com
or
172.16.48.1
How and where do you arive at the name or nubmers, it is just created with no rules or does it exist on my computer before I just type it in?  
Thanks a
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