Sunday, October 6, 2013

VPN Configuration / VPN Client in Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows xp | How to set up | Anonymous Internet | Creating VPN Secure Connection

Written by: Pranshu | Find Pranshu on Google+ And LinkedIn

In my previous post, I have mentioned the reasons for using VPN and how to install or configure it in Linux.

The process becomes even simpler in the case of Windows.

How to set up / configure VPN connection in Windows

1. Subscribe to a VPN service provider. I have subscribed to AirVPN.

2. Locate 'VPN Configuration Generator' and choose 'Windows' as Operating System.

3. Download the .opvn file and .proxyauth file (in case your local network (proxy) is using Authentication)

4. Goto OpenVPN website --> 'Community' and download 'OpenVPN Client'

5. Install OpenVPN client. Then Goto programs --> OpenVPN --> Config

This should open the 'config' folder. Paste the downloaded .opvn and .proxyauth files there.

6. Run the OpenVPN client. Right Click the 'icon' in right corner below ; choose VPN Server and 'connect'

You should now see a window where VPN is self-configuring according to the information in the .opvn file.

After it finishes, you will notice a new connection with a new IP (Notice a private IP address).

In the 'cmd' terminal, type 'ipconfig' and you should now see the new connection and its IP.

Remove any local proxy settings from the browser and connect to the Internet. You should now be connected through a VPN tunnel.

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