Setting up VPN on Windows 8 (EIGHT)
Setting up a VPN account on computers using Windows 8 is a simple task. It might seem difficult due to the fact that windows 8 is a complete makeover of windows 7 in appearance but once you create the connection you will find that it is very similar to windows 7. Below you will find the Windows 8 PPTP VPN setup guide followed by the Windows 8 L2TP IPSEC configuration and finally the SSTP VPN steps. Once PPTP VPN is configured, you have the option to either recreate it and do some more steps to make it L2TP or SSTP or you can simply open the VPN properties and make small changes to switch the VPN protocol being used. PPTP will work great but when you travel to countries such as Thailand, Kuwait, Belize, China, Syria, Oman, Bahrain, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia or even are at some US hotel you may experience an issue due to network restrictions. Try the other 2 and you should be able to connect!
When creating the VPN, please do not leave it set on "Automatic." You will have to specify PPTP or L2TP IPsec or SSTP in the VPN properties. If you do not, you will have issues.