VPN OpenVPN client configuration – Windows 8

 

Download OpenVPN client from this link: OpenVPN Client

The application is distributed as Open Source GNU so we can install and use without any restrictions.

 

1. INSTALLING OpenVPN client

After downloading the application, click on it, right click and from the drop-down menu,
select “Run as administrator” (1)

Always install and run OpenVPN client as administrator!

 

Windows 8 OpenVPN

 

If we have turn on “User Account Control – UAC”, click “Yes (2) allowing for changes

 

Windows 8 OpenVPN

 

The splash screen applications, click “Next” (3)

 

Windows 8 OpenVPN

 

Accept the license terms, click “I Agree” (4)

 

Windows 8 OpenVPN

 

The choice of components, leave the default already selected and click “Next” (5)

 

Windows 8 OpenVPN

 

Confirmation of the path where the program will be installed.
The default installation path is C:Program FilesOpenVPN or C:Program Files(x86)OpenVPN, click “Install” (6)

 

Windows 8 OpenVPN

 

OpenVPN client requires to install additional network interface TAP-Win32 Adapter V9
Click: “Install” (7)

 

Windows 8 OpenVPN

 

After the installation is complete, click “Next” (8)

 

Windows 8 OpenVPN

 

Uncheck “Show Readme” (9) and click “Finish” (10)

 

Windows 8 OpenVPN

 

We have a new shortcut on our desktop”, called OpenVPN GUI (11), click on the icon, right-click and
from the drop-down menu, select “Properties” (12).

 

Windows 8 OpenVPN

 

Go to “Compatibility” tab and select “Run this program as an administrator” (13)
Then click “OK” (14)

 

Windows 8 OpenVPN

 

2.CONFIGURATION OpenVPN client

Before starting the application we have to download the OpenVPN configuration files:
http://www.vpnonline.pl/files

After downloading the “OpenVPN_Configs” package, you have to unpacked files to a directory on your desktop

 

Select and click the right mouse button on the “OpenVPN_Configs” (15)
From the drop-down menu, select “Extract all ..” (16)

 

Windows 8 OpenVPN

 

In the next window, click “Extract” (17)

 

Windows 8 OpenVPN

 

You will find a new directory with configuration files “OpenVPN_Configs” on your desktop

Next, click on:
“My computer” (18) -> “Disk C:” -> “Program Files” (19) or “Program Files (x86)” -> “OpenVPN” (20) -> “config” (21)

 

Windows 8 OpenVPN

 

We have opened “config” directory
Then, in a second window, open the “OpenVPN_Configs” (22) directory

 

Windows 8 OpenVPN

 

We have to select all the configuration files in the directory “OpenVPN_Config” and drag it to the directory “config”

 

Windows 8 OpenVPN

 

When you moving the configuration files, can be warned about the lack of administrative privileges
Click “Continue” (23)

 

Windows 8 OpenVPN

 

After a successful transfer, close the “config” (24) directory

 

Windows 8 OpenVPN

 

OpenVPN Client run by the shortcut on the desktop “OpenVPN GUI” (25)

 

Windows 8 OpenVPN

 

If you have turn on “User Account Control – UAC” click on “Yes (26) allowing for changes

 

Windows 8 OpenVPN

 

OpenVPN client was running, on the lower right corner we will see a new icon (27)

 

Windows 8 OpenVPN

 

Click on the icon, right-click the mouse. From the drop down list, select an interesting VPN server (28)
Then click “Connect” (29)

 

Windows 8 OpenVPN

 

During the connection, you will be asked to type your Username (30) and Password (31)
After entering the required data, click “OK” (32)

Username and password are the same as for the customer portal

 

Windows 8 OpenVPN

 

After a successful connection, OpenVPN will change colour on green (33)

 

Windows 8 OpenVPN

 

To disconnect, right-click on the icon OpenVPN (icon right corner of the clock),
select the server to which we are connected, and click: “Disconnect”

 

Windows 8 OpenVPN

 

If you have any problem with the configuration of the connection, write to us: support@vpnonline.pl

 

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