Connecting to VPN without OS? Is there anyway we use VPN without using an Operating Systems? We are looking for an 'out of band' solution that can establish a VPN connection outside of the Windows OS. Such a solution would either provide a pre-OS boot utility that would establish a VPN connection (before Windows loads) or be an external device (i.e. PCMCIA) that acts as an hardware VPN client. Our current design uses an SSL VPN to encrypt data.