Windows OpenVPN Setup

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How to Setup OpenVPN on Microsoft Windows
Users who may be connected to two connections simultaneously ex.: Installation and use of any software made by third party developers is at your own discretion and liability. Start OpenVPN from the terminal. However, in installer I we had to revert back to tap-windows 9. The Windows installers are bundled with OpenVPN-GUI - its source code is available on its project page and as tarballs on our alternative download server.

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Drag and drop all of your configuration files into the folder that opens. Click the Tunnelblick icon in your menu bar. Select a server to connect to it. You'll be prompted for your administrator password the first time that you connect to the server. Enter the username ad password you were assigned by the VPN service when prompted.

You can choose to save these to your Keychain for easier logins. Download the certificate if prompted. You may be prompted to download a security certificate upon connecting to the server.

You'll need this certificate to connect. Install the OpenVPN client. You'll need a client in order to connect to OpenVPN servers. Most distributions have an OpenVPN client available from the repository. The following instructions are for Ubuntu and other Debian distributions. The process is similar for others. Open the Terminal and type sudo apt-get install openvpn.

Enter your administrator password to start installing. Download your VPN service's configuration files. You can find these files on the service's Support page. The files will typically come in a ZIP archive.

Extract the files to an easy-to-access folder. Start OpenVPN from the terminal. Return to the Terminal. If you extracted the files to your Home directory, you shouldn't need to change locations.

If you extracted the files to a different directory, navigate to it in the Terminal. Enter the following command to start OpenVPN: You'll be prompted for your VPN username and password. You got these credentials when you signed up for the VPN service. Your password will not appear as you type it. Wait until you are connected. You'll see the Terminal update the status of the connection.

When you see the message "Initialization Sequence Completed", you are connected. It can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store. It does not require root access for your device. Download the configuration files and certificates for your VPN.

You should be able to find these files on the VPN service's support page. Tap the downloaded configuration file. You'll need to enter your username and password into the login screen. Tap the "Save" box to log in easier next time. Tap "Connect" to connect to the VPN. Your Android device will use the configuration file to connect to the VPN server. Run the installer by double clicking on the file you just downloaded.

Hit Yes on the User Account Control prompt that appears. This will run the installer as administrator. Follow the prompts to install OpenVPN on your device. Leave the options to its default. Save Password File Required for auto login. Visit Members Area in your browser. In uncertain cases please contact our developers first, either using the openvpn-devel mailinglist or the developer IRC channel openvpn-devel at irc. For generic help take a look at our official documentation , wiki , forums , openvpn-users mailing list and user IRC channel openvpn at irc.

Instructions for verifying the signatures, as well as the new GPG public key are available here. We also provide static URLs pointing to latest releases to ease automation. For a list of files look here.

This release is also available in our own software repositories for Debian and Ubuntu, Supported architectures are i and amd The former is bundled with Windows installers. The latter is a more modern alternative for UNIX-like operating systems. The Windows installers are bundled with OpenVPN-GUI - its source code is available on its project page and as tarballs on our alternative download server. This is a minor release.

Windows installers I and I fix Trac issue which caused the installer to overwrite system PATHs that were over characters long. In addition easy-rsa has been updated from 2.

This release is the latest old stable release, and the last major release to support Windows XP. Normally you should use the latest stable release 2.

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