To configure identity authentication and data encryption settings for a dial-up connection

1.

Open Network Connections

2.

Click the dial-up connection you want to configure, and then, under Network Tasks, click Change settings of this connection.

3.

On the Security tab, do one of the following:

To select preconfigured combinations of identity authentication methods and data encryption requirements, click Typical (recommended settings), and in Validate my identity as follows, click a method to use for validation.

Depending on your Validate my identity as follows selection, you can select (enable) or clear (disable) the Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any) or Require data encryption (disconnect if none) check boxes. The following table shows which selections are available.

If Require data encryption (disconnect if none) is not enabled, encryption is optional. To prevent encryption, click Advanced (custom settings), and then click Settings. In Data encryption, click No encryption allowed (disconnect if server required encryption).

Validate my identity as followsAutomatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any)Require data encryption (disconnect if none)

Allow unsecured password

Unavailable

Unavailable

Require secured password

Available

Available

Use smart card

Unavailable

Available

To individually enable, configure, and disable authentication methods and encryption requirements, click Advanced (custom settings), and then click Settings.

 Important

Modifying Advanced (custom settings) requires a knowledge of security protocols.

Note

To open Network Connections, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Connections

Related Topics

Security features of Network Connections

Dial-up connection authentication and data encryption



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