Windows Vista OpenVPN

Download Software

Download TUVPN.COM's OpenVPN client depending on your subscription package from the following link, http://www.tuvpn.com/downloads/TUVPN-2.1.4-installer.exe

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Download Software


Open File

Right click over the file and click on Open.

NB: You may then see a "User Account Control" window pop up. It will read, "An Unidentified Program Wants Access To Your Computer". If you see this, click on Allow.

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Open File


Software Installation

You will now see the welcome page for the TUVPN OpenVPN software installation program. Click on Next.

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Software Installation


License Agreement

Click, I Agree.

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License Agreement


Choose Components

Nothing to do here.....just click Next.

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Choose Components


Choose Install Location

Click, Install.

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Choose Install Location


Installation Complete

Click, Next.

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Installation Complete


Setup Completion

Uncheck, Show Readme box.

 

Click, Finish.

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Setup Completion


Run as Administrator

This is a very important step for the proper functioning of the OpenVPN software with Windows Vista.

We have to make sure that we run OpenVPN GUI (the program that we will use to connect/disconnect to TUVPN) as Administrator. This will ensure a trouble-free experience with your VPN.

Click on the Start button, then All Programs, then scroll to find the OpenVPN folder and left-click on this folder. This will expand the folder. Now right-click over OpenVPN GUI, and select Properties.
 

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Run as Administrator


Run as Administrator cont.

In the 'OpenVPN GUI Properties' window, select the tab called Compatibility.

Now make sure the 'Run this program as an administrator' box under 'Privilege Level' is checked i.e Ticked. Then click, OK.

You are now ready to start connecting to your VPN using the OpenVPN software!

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Run as Administrator cont.


OpenVPN Icon

Down in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen you should now be able to see two small red screens and a globe. This is the TUVPN OpenVPN Icon.

NB: If this does not appear, then double-click on the OpenVPN icon that should be on your desktop. This should then initiate icon in bottom right-hand corner of your screen.

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OpenVPN Icon


Connect

Shared VPN Users: Right-click over the OpenVPN icon, select server of your choice from menu and click on Connect

Dedicated IP VPN Users: Right-click over the OpenVPN icon, select your subscribed server from menu and click on Connect

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Connect


User Authentication

Now input the Username and Password that was sent to you in the TUVPN.COM Service Activation email and click OK.

Wording of the Service Activation email would have been;

Your username/password for accessing the VPN service of TUVPN.COM (OpenVPN and/or PPTP) are:

VPN Username: $username

VPN Password: $password

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User Authentication


TUVPN is now Connected

You should now be connected!

You will notice that the two small screens on the OpenVPN icon should now be green. When they are green.....you are connected.

To disconnect from the VPN network, right-click on the OpenVPN icon and click Disconnect.

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TUVPN is now Connected


Confirmation of Successful Connection to Your VPN

If you wish to confirm that you really are now enjoying new freedoms, security and anonymity on the Internet, go to an IP Identification site (e.g www.whatismyipaddress.com ) where you can see that your IP is now a TUVPN server node in an entirely new location....and probably a new country!

Enjoy your new freedom and security!

Confirmation of Successful Connection to Your VPN


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