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Setup instructions

for Windows build-in VPN client:

All versions of Microsoft Windows have a PPTP VPN client bundled with the operating system.

1. Configuring a VPN session

Windows Vista / Windows 7

Follow these steps to create a virtual private network (VPN) connection in Windows Vista / Windows 7.
Creating a VPN connection
  1. From the "Start" menu, select "Control Panel".
  2. In the Control Panel window, on the left side, if "Classic View" is not selected, click it. If it is selected, proceed to the next step.
  3. Double-click "Network and Sharing Center". On the left, you should see a shaded area that gradates from blue to green. In that area, at the top, under "Tasks", click "Set up a connection or network".
  4. A window will open that says "Choose a connection option" at the top. Select "Connect to a workplace", and then click "Next".
  5. You may see a message asking, "Do you want to use a connection that you already have?" If you do, select "No, create a new connection", and then click "Next".
  6. You will be asked "How do you want to connect?" Select "Use my Internet connection (VPN)".
  7. In this window: In the "Internet address:" field, enter:
    Under "Destination name:" enter a name for the icon you're creating (e.g., AnonProxy).
    Check "Don't connect now; just set it up so I can connect later". Do not check "Use a smart card". "Allow other people to use this connection" is optional.
    When you are finished, click "Next".
  8. Next, you should see the Type your username and password page.
    In the "User name:" field, enter your username as "123456@pptp", where "123456" is the username you have received in the account opening email.
    In the "Password" field, enter your password.
    If you want Windows to store your password, check "Remember this password" If others use this computer, you may want to leave that option unchecked so they can't use your username and password to connect through VPN. Leave the "Domain" field blank.
  9. When you are finished on this page, click "Create". You should see a window titled "The connection is ready to use". Click "Close".
    Note: Don't click "Connect now".
Configuring a VPN connection
  1. Return to the "Network and Sharing Center". If you already closed that window, follow these steps to reopen it: from the "Start" menu, select "Control Panel". On the left, select "Classic View" if it is not already selected, and then click "Network and Sharing Center".
  2. On the left, in the blue-to-green area, click "Manage network connections".
  3. You will see several different connections. Right-click the VPN connection icon you created in the steps above, and then select "Properties".
  4. Click the "Security" tab. Select "Advanced (custom settings)", and then click "Settings. . .".
  5. Under "Allow these protocols", make sure that only "Microsoft CHAP Version 2 (MS-CHAP v2)" is checked. Click "OK".
  6. Click the "Networking" tab. Under "Type of VPN:", select "PPTP VPN" from the drop-down list.
  7. Under "This connection uses the following items:", make sure "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)" is checked.
  8. Click "OK".

Windows XP

  1. Click on "Start", and then select "Programs" –> "Accessories", select "Communications" then "New Connection Wizard".
  2. In the "New Connection Wizard" click "Next".
  3. Select Connect to the "Network at my workplace" and click "Next".
  4. Select "Virtual Private Network connection" and click "Next".
  5. Enter "AnonProxy" into the Company Name field and click "Next".
  6. Enter VPN server IP address: in the "Host name or IP Address" field. Click "Next".
  7. Place a check in the box "Add a shortcut to this connection to my desktop" (optional) and click "Finish".
  8. Please set your VPN username as "123456@pptp", where "123456" is the username you have received in the account opening email.

Windows NT/2000

  1. Open "Dial-Up Networking Folder" by clicking the "Start" button and selecting "Settings" and then clicking "Network and Dial-up Connections".
  2. Open Make New Connection, if you haven't previously configured Dialup Networking then the screen below will ask you for some basic information. Click "Next".
  3. Select "Connect to a private network through the Internet" and then click "Next".
  4. Type in the "Host Name or IP Address" VPN server IP address: Click "Next".
  5. Select either "For all users or only for myself" depending on if you want other people that have access to your computer to be able to access this connection or not. Click "Next".
  6. Type in a name for the connection as "AnonProxy" and click "Finish". The "Add a shortcut to my desktop" is optional.
  7. Windows should pull up the connection screen. Enter your username (Please set your VPN username as "123456@pptp", where "123456" is the username you have received in the account opening email) and password and click the "Properties" button.
  8. Click the "Networking Tab" and change the "Type of VPN server" to "Point to Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)", Click "OK".

Windows 98

  1. Dial-Up Networking 1.2 or higher.
  2. 128-bit encryption patch for Windows 98
    This can be obtained from: [ . . . »]
    Note: On some systems, this might already be installed.
Configuring PPTP Connection:
  1. Go to "My Computer" and double-click "Dial-Up Networking". Double-click "Make New Connection". (Note, if you do not see a Dial-Up Networking icon here, then Dial-Up Networking is not installed).
  2. Type in "AnonProxy" in "VPN Connection" for the name of the connection. For the device, select "Microsoft VPN Adapter".
    (Note: if you do not see Microsoft VPN Adapter in the list, then the correct version of Dial-Up Networking is not installed.)
  3. Fill in the "(Host) name or IP address" of the VPN or PPTP server as Click "Next", click "Finish".
  4. Now you should see the connection you just made in the Dial-Up Networking Folder. Right-click the connection and select "Properties".
  5. Select the "Server Types" tab and check the following options: "Log on to network", "Enable software compression", "Require encrypted password", "Require data encryption and TCP/IP".
  6. Now click the "TCP/IP Settings" button. Check "Server assigned IP address", "Server assigned name server addresses" and "Use default gateway on remote network". Click "OK".
    To start VPN connection Double-click the PPTP VPN Connection in the Dial-Up Networking folder, enter your username/password (set your VPN username as "123456@pptp", where "123456" is the username you have received in the account opening email), set in "VPN server" and click "Connect" button.

2. Establishing the VPN connection

1. To establish a VPN connection, follow these steps:
  • Double-click the VPN connection icon you just configured. You will see a place to enter a username and password. Enter your username and password. Then click "Connect".

  • Note:  It may take up to a minute to establish a connection with the VPN server.
2. Check VPN connection status
  • Windows Vista: To verify the connection is established, either hover over or click the "Network connection" icon next to the clock. If the VPN connection established, you will see it in the list of networks your computer is connected to. Unlike in Windows XP and other versions prior to Vista, you will not see a separate connection icon representing the VPN connection near the clock on the taskbar.

  • Windows 98/NT/2000/XP: To verify the session status, click the VPN connection icon in system tray bar. Session status and statistic will be displayed.
3. Finish VPN session
  • Windows Vista: To disconnect and terminate the connection, right-click the "Network Connection" icon near the clock on the taskbar, select "Disconnect from", and then select the VPN connection from the list. Alternatively, return to "Network and Sharing Center", then select "Manage Network Connections", and then double-click the VPN connection. In the panel that opens, you should see a "Disconnect" button near the bottom.

  • Windows 98/NT/2000/XP: To finish VPN session, click on the VPN connection icon in system tray bar and select "Disconnect".

3. Troubleshooting VPN connection

Majority of support issues are covered in our [Troubleshooting . . . »] section. Please read it first. In case you question was not answered there, you may contact us for the assistance using [web form . . . »] or through the [email . . . »] provided on [Contact Us . . . »] web page.

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