OpenVPN GUI setup guide for Windows 8
This guide demonstrates how to install the community edition of OpenVPN for Windows.
Run the installer and answer the required prompts to install the software. Select the default set of components to install. If you have not installed OpenVPN before you may be asked to install the TAP drivers. Check the box “Always trust software from OpenVPN” and click
Download the OpenVPN configuration files.
Extract the zip file and copy the contents of the
ivpn-openvpn-configfolder (the .ovpn files) to the
configfolder within the OpenVPN installation directory (Usually C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenVPN\config on 32-bit systems and C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config on 64-bit systems).
Right click on the OpenVPN shortcut on the desktop and choose
Properties, switch to the
Compatibilitytab and enable
Run this program as an administrator.
Start the OpenVPN GUI by double-clicking the shortcut on the desktop. You must allow the application to run as administrator if it requests permission (This is required to update the local routing table).
Right click on the OpenVPN system tray icon (two small monitors in bottom right corner, click the up arrow if icon is hidden) and select the server you wish to connect to and click on
Connect. Enter your account ID that begins with letters ‘ivpnXXXXXXXX’ or ‘i-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX’ and any password when prompted.Only your account ID is used for authentication and is case-sensitive. The password field can be left empty or set to anything if your client software requires a non-blank password.
When the tray icon turns green you are connected to the IVPN network. Right click to disconnect.
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