This Guide is for our Dedicated VPN Service. For the Unlimited VPN Service use our custom Application.
1. Download the OpenVPN Profile that we sent you via E-mail. (This .OVPN file contains the Server and your Login information, which means you don’t even need a username and password to use our Dedicated VPN services)
2. Next, point your web browser to the OpenVPN Community Downloads page. Download and install version 2.3.6. In the resulting dialog, click the ‘Save File’ button to continue.
3. Start the OpenVPN client installation process, Depending on your user privileges or operating system settings, you may require Administrative rights. If a username and password are requested, enter the credentials for an Administrator account. Hit the ‘Continue’ button and move on to the next step.
4. Once the OpenVPN Client installation has begun, click the ‘Next >’ button on the first step to continue.
6. No changes need to be made to the installation options, however, you may want to scroll through and confirm that each item is ticked. Move on to the next step after the ‘Next >’ button is clicked.
7. Confirm the contents of the ‘Destination Folder’ field – in most cases, the default option will suffice. For those with external devices plugged in, double-check to confirm that the installer isn’t trying to place the destination directory on your external device. Click the ‘Install’ button to continue to the next step.
8 . While the OpenVPN client installs, you may notice a brief pause as the TAP driver is installed. Notice the ‘TAP INSTALL (tap-0901)’ label. If a ‘Windows Security’ dialog pops up during this portion of the install, simply click the ‘Continue’ button or enter your login credentials as indicated in step 6. Once the ‘TAP DRIVER’ installation finishes, the progress bar will inch forward and finally complete.
9. Once all of the required files and components have been successfully installed, the installer application will indicate this status with a ‘Completed’ label above the progress bar. Move on to the next step by clicking the ‘Next >’ button.
10. Back on your Desktop, locate the newly created ‘OpenVPN GUI’ icon, and right-click on it and select the ‘Properties’ item.
11. Click on the ‘Advanced’ button. It will load a new window. Once there, tick ‘Run as administrator’ and click ok and click ok on ‘Properties’ window.
12. Back on your Desktop run ‘OpenVPN GUI’, Once the GUI is running, move on to the next step.
13. Now copy the OpenVPN Profile file from Step 1 to the ‘config’ directory, under ‘OpenVPN’ folder. If you chose the default install path during the install process, then it’s ‘C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config’ or ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenVPN\config’.
14. Next point your cursor to the ‘OpenVPN GUI’ icon i the taskbar on the lower-right corner of your desktop. Right-click the ‘OpenVPN GUI’ icon, and find the Connect button.
15. Once you connected, you may notice status messages scrolling through the ‘OpenVPN Console’. When the secure tunnel is finally established, the console will disappear, and the status indicator shown in the example will appear in your notification area. If any error or warning messages appear, take note of them; look for the ‘connected’ message above the ‘Assigned IP’. Take this opportunity to test the connection by opening an IP Address Checker like: https://ipleak.net. Also, check for DNS leaks if needed.
Thank you for reading!