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How to setup OpenVPN connection on Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP

To setup an OpenVPN connection, we advice to download the OpenVPN client from our web site. This version includes the option of saving the login and password in a file. It helps to automate the connection to VPN server.

There are no fundamental differences at setup. So using this manual, you may setup any version of OpenVPN.

In the next window click "Next".

Installing the software OpenVPN - Setup OpenVPN on Windows 7 and Vista

Leave all settings by default and click "Next".

Select components to install OpenVPN - Setup OpenVPN on Windows 7 and Vista

Select path where to install the program. We recommend that you install the program by default in "C:/Program Files (x86)/OpenVPN". Click to "Install".

The choice of path where to install OpenVPN - Setup OpenVPN on Windows 7 and Vista

When you see the message "Would you like to install this device software", click to "Install". At this stage is to install the driver of virtual connection.

Driver Installation TAP Win32 - Setup OpenVPN on Windows 7 and Vista

After installation, in the next window press "Finish".

Successful completion of the installation OpenVPN client - Setup OpenVPN on Windows 7 and Vista

To work with OpenVPN connection need to download archive with certificates to folder "Program Files (x86)/OpenVPN/config". Then unzip the archive into the same folder.

To unzip the file, right click on file and select "Extract all...".

Unpack the archive with the certificates for OpenVPN - Setup OpenVPN on Windows 7 and Vista

Check the path of extraction. We recommend to install program by default in: "C:/Program Files (x86)/OpenVPN/config".

Selecting a folder to unpack the archive - Setup OpenVPN on Windows 7 and Vista

If you see the message "No access to the target folder. To copy this folder must be an administrator", click "Continue".

After unpacking, verify the presence of the certificate files (5 files). Archive with certificates "cert.zip" after unpacking can be deleted.

Unzipped files certificates - Setup OpenVPN on Windows 7 and Vista

In section Subscriptions, you should download config file ".ovpn" (or files if you bought access to several VPN servers). Click to name of connection to download it to folder "C:/Program Files (x86)/OpenVPN/config".

Downloading the configuration file OpenVPN - Setup OpenVPN on Windows 7 and Vista

Program OpenVPN is installed. Run program OpenVPN due to icon on your desktop.

In the system tray you can find icon with two computers with a red screens.Right mouse button click on icon and select "Connect".

Connecting via OpenVPN connection - Setup OpenVPN on Windows 7 and Vista

Type Username VPN and Password VPN for connection to VPN server. You can fin it in section Subscriptions in the panel.

For automatic entry of login and password look at "Advices from the service TheSafety.US" in the bottom of page.

Type Username VPN and Password VPN - Setup OpenVPN on Windows 7 and Vista

After successful connection to VPN server, monitor screens on the icon will be green.

Connecting via OpenVPN connection - Setup OpenVPN on Windows 7 and Vista

 

Recommendations from TheSafety.US service

  1. Check the IP address after successful connection.
  2. If you have problems with connection, go to section FAQ -> General questions and VPN errors. There are answers to many questions there.
  3. To configure automatic enter of login and password, as well as blocking the network during communication gap, we recommend to see the page Additional Settings.

 

If you have any problems, apply to Technical support,

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