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HowTo: Windows 7 SSTP VPN Setup Tutorial

Setting up HideIPVPN with SSTP access under Windows 7 is again simple. The following instructions go step-by-step through the creation process of a SSTP connection.

Open Network Connections

First, Open Network and Sharing Center from Control Panel. Then choose Set up a new connection or network.


In the next window, choose  Connect to a workplace.


In the next window, choose Use my Internet Connection (VPN).


Type in the name or the IP address of a HideIPVPN server. You have to check the email you have received when you have paid for the HideIPVPN account. You can also find available servers under your Client Area.


Then enter HideIPVPN as the name the connection in the destination name box (you can name it as you want). Tick “Don’t connect now, just set up so I can connect later” Then click Next.

In the next window, enter your user name and password for the VPN access and click Create. Please, remember that you can find your VPN login details under your Client Area and your VPN login details differ from your Client Area username ans password.


You’re all set if you see the next window as below.

You should see this screen next. Click the “Close” button to return to the “Network and Internet” screen.


In the Connect to a network screen, you should see the HideIPVPN connection that you have just set up.


Right–click on the HideIPVPN connection, and choose Properties from the menu.


In the HideIPVPN Properties select tab “Security”:

1) click on the Type of VPN – “Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP)”
2) click on the Data encryption – “Require encryption (disconnect if server declines)
3) select Allow these protocols and tick as shown in the following picture

Next select tab “Networking”: put the ticks as shown in the following picture and click OK.


The connection is now ready to use. In order to connect/disconnect to right click on the connection icon (viewable at Change adapter settings) and select connect/disconnect.

Disconnect From HideIPVPN

To disconnect from a VPN connection, right-click the icon for the connection, and then click “Disconnect”.

If you have problems connecting to our VPN server please take a look at our knowledge base before opening trouble ticket.

Thursday, 16 August 2012 at 11:30 in Setup