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How to configure OpenVPN on Windows?

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First of all, you should find the relevant information about your VPN service, such as username, password, pre-shared secret, VPN IP address. You can find this information following these steps:

1.Log in to your Clients Area account: https://billing.hostens.com/clientarea/

2. Choose “Services” on the left and then press “VPN”.

3. Choose your VPN service from the list and you will enter the page with main information

1. At first you need to install the OpenVPN GUI software. We recommend to download OpenVPN from this link:

https://openvpn.net/index.php/open-source/downloads.html

Select openvpn-install-2.4.4-I601.exe installer for Windows Vista and later.

2. Install OpenVPN application. Detailed guide how to install application please find here:

https://openvpn.net/index.php/access-server/docs/admin-guides-sp-859543150/howto-connect-client-configuration/395-how-to-install-the-openvpn-client-on-windows.html

3. Download OpenVPN configuration file for Windows from client system. Click on “Download” button , select “Save” in the download dialog.
Click “Open Folder” when the download is complete.

4. Now after the OpenVPN GUI is installed you need to paste your unique configuration file to the OpenVPN GUI config folder.
Copy the downloaded config file. Now go to your disc “C:”, then to “Program Files” folder, then to “OpenVPN” folder and to “config” folder at last.
Right click and select “Paste”. When the configuration file is pasted the folder contents should look like this:

5. Now go to the Desktop. Before running OpenVPN GUI you need to modify the application options, if you don’t do this you will either get “Error creating HKLM\SOFTWARE\OpenVPN-GUI key.” error message, or application will launch and connect, but IP address will not change (because there wouldn’t be any permissions to modify the routing table to send all traffic via VPN tunnel). To do that right click on OpenVPN GUI icon, select “Properties”. Go to “Compatibility” tab, check “Run this program as an administrator” box, click “OK” button. Double click on the OpenVPN GUI icon on desktop. This will launch the application and create a little icon in a shape of computer screen and the lock on your task bar.

6. Right click on the icon and select “Connect” and fill in login credentials that you can find on client system.

7. The program will show the connection window with a log and the icon on the task bar will become yellow. When the VPN is connected, log window will disappear and icon will be green.

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