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Setting up your VPN under Microsoft Windows

In case you don't want to install your VPN by yourself, you can download our ManyVPN Windows Connect, choose which VPN type is suitable for you, then just imput your username and password to connect!

BTW, for manual installation to setting up ManyVPN access under Microsoft Windows is simple. You can choose which VPN do you want to install: PPTP or L2TP/IPSec or SSTP. For SSTP you can see Guide for SSTP VPN installation. The following instructions go step–by–step through the PPTP and L2TP/IPSec creation process. These instructions work under all the client–side variations of Windows 7, namely Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, and Ultimate.

System Requirements

Before setting up your VPN connection, make sure your version of Windows 7 is up to date by running Windows Update.

Make sure your system is up–to–date

Be sure that you run Windows Update before setting up your VPN connection.

Open the Start Menu

First, click on the Start Menu and type “VPN” into the search box.
Set Up VPN

Click on the “Set up a virtual private network (VPN) connection.”

Enter the server information

Now, enter the ManyVPN Server address information as below.
Insert server info

In the text box labelled 'Internet address' type the internet gateway given to you. For eg: 'us.manyvpn.com'.

In the text box labelled 'Destination name' type any name of your choice. This is the name of the connection, and will show up in the “Connect to a network” screen when we’re done.

Lastly, make sure that the checkbox labelled “Don't connect now; just set it up so I can connect later” is checked.

Then click the “Next” button.

Enter your username and password

In this screen, enter the username and password given to you.



Credentials


Optionally, check the "Remember this password" checkbox and you won’t have to enter your password when you connect to the VPN.

Then, click the "Create" button.

Go to the connection

Click on the Start Menu, type the word ‘Network’ into the search box, and click on ‘Network and Sharing Center.’

Connect to a network

When the Network and Sharing Center opens, click on "Connect to a network."

Control panel

When you click on "Connect to a network", a list of VPNs pops up. Right click on the "PublicVPN.com PPTP" connection and choose "Properties."

Configure VPN

Edit the VPN type

When the property window opens, click on the "Security" tab. Click on "Automatic", and change it to "Point to Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP).

Edit VPN

Done with basic setup!

You’re now done with your basic setup! You've set up your manyvpn.com connection to use PPTP. Click “OK” to finish now.

Setting up L2TP/IPsec

If you chose to use L2TP/IPSec an additional setup is required as following.

For the “Type of VPN” pop–up menu select “L2TP/IPsec”.

L2TP/IPSec

Next, click on the “Advanced Settings…” button.

Set the Preshared Key

In the “IPsec Settings” dialog, click the radio button labelled “Use preshared key for authentication”. Then type in the key given to you into the textbox labelled “Key”. Then click the “OK” button.

Shared key

Finished!

You’re finished! Click the ”OK” button to save your settings.

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