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Ok, so I'm not completely stupid.  I don't know what VPN does exactly, but I'm guessing that it allows you to make a virtual network that other people "can't" access.  I have win 98.  How do I use it?

RE: How do I get started?

VPN is a private network established on a public network (like Internet).
for example you can connect two branch office LANs through Internet by a VPN, and yet other users of Internet can not see your private LAN connection.
there are some standards for making a VPN, like PPTP, L2TP, IPSec, ...
On NT & 98 you can use PPTP.

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So, if I want to connect to my friend's LAN over the internet, this would allow me to play games like he was connected directly to me?  And we could trade files and use printers?  If we both have 98, how would we set up the networking?

RE: How do I get started?

Lots of good info in the Microsoft Knowledge Base. Do a search under VPN, PPTP, etc.

RE: How do I get started?

Also try wown.com.

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