I have fixed internet connection to my cable internet provider. But when I go to connect to my newly established VPN connection, it is trying to dial via a modem that doesn't even exist on my computer. When I look at the properties of this connection, there is no where to define that I am already connected to the internet and the General tab reads 'connect using...followed by a generic modem description.' Under networking tab, instead of the drop down reading 'type of PPTP VPN', it reads 'type of dialup server I am calling' and the only options are PPP and SLIP with no option for PPTP.
ANy thoughts on why this thing is trying to set this up as a dialup connection and not allowing me to note that I am already connected to the internet and thus be able to select PPTP? On that same networking tab dialog, there is a list of items the connection uses and they include...
Internet Protocol TCP/IP
QoS Packet Scheduler
Client for Microsoft Windows
NWLink IPX/SPX/Netbios Compatible Transport Protocol
But no Point To Point Tunneling Protocol
If I then choose 'Install', I don't find PPTP anywhere as a protocol that can be installed.
All of the above happened when I tried to create a manual VPN connection. In addition, my school provides an executable for installing a VPN connection. It creates the connection, but when you try and connect, the 'connect' button is grayed out and a message reads that 'you must have PPTP protocol installed on your machine before you can connect...'
Any thoughts and insight would be greatly appreciated!