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When you try to establish a Virtual Private Networking (VPN) connection, you may be unable to do so, and your VPN connection may stop responding (hang) while a status of "Dialing" is displayed.
To work around this problem, configure your VPN connection to use your VPN server's Internet Protocol (IP) address rather than your VPN server's name:
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows 98, and Windows 95 with the Dial-Up Networking Update versions 1.2, and 1.3.
This issue has been resolved in Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition.
Note that VPN technology in Windows 95 and Windows 98 uses the Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP).