Setup OpenVPN for Windows (standard)

Windows 7 – OpenVPN VPN Setup Tutorial

 

If you want to set up VPN manually, you have to install Open VPN GUI in order to install OpenVPN on Windows 7. You can download it for free from here.

After you’ve downloaded the software install it:

  1. Click the “Next” button.
  2. Click the “I Agree” button.
  3. Click the “Next” button.
  4. Click the “Install” button.
  5. If you have the following message, press “Install”.
  6. Click the “Next” button.
  7. Click the “Finish” button.
  8. Now you need to download config files from here and unzip OpenVPN configuration file according to your package.
    Copy all the files to OpenVPN config folder. Normally you’ll find it on following path:C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config. For example for “US, UK, NL VPN” package you have to extract US-UK-NL.zip file into the “C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config folder”.
    If you receive an error about privileges, then move zip archive to C:\ folder, extract and move back to C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config\ folder.
  9. After you’ll extract configuration files you’ll find pass.txt file, edit with notepad and replace username and password words with your VPN username and password.
  10. Now, in the toolbar, you should see a symbol for OpenVPN (two red screens). Right click on the symbol with the mouse, choose server you want to connect and click Connect.To disconnect, just right click on the OpenVPN server you where connected and select Disconnect.