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HowTo: Windows XP OpenVPN Setup Tutorial

1. Download OpenVPN from  OpenVPN download page (openvpn-2.2.2-install.exe)

Note that this tutorial was made for OpenVPN 2.1.4 version but it should be the same as for old/new one.



2. Download OpenVPN config files select OpenVPN config files according to your package.

3. Unzip OpenVPN configuration and copy to C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config folder.

After you’ll extract configuration files you’ll find hideipvpn-password.txt file, edit with notepad and replace username and password words with your VPN username and password.

Go to Start -> All Programs -> OpenVPN and start OpenVPN GUI. You may receive the following message: OpenVPN GUI is already running.

In the toolbar, you should now see a symbol for OpenVPN (two red screens). Right click on the symbol with the mouse, choose server you want to connect and click Connect.


A successful VPN connection will be shown above the OpenVPN symbol. During a connection, the two little screens will be green.

If you see a firewall warning please click on Unblock.



To disconnect, just right click on the OpenVPN symbol select server you where connected and click  Disconnect.

Friday, 4 September 2009 at 15:15 in Setup