HowTo: Windows XP PPTP VPN Setup Tutorial (Free Accounts)

Last updated on October 12th, 2010 in Setup

Setting up HideIPVPN access under Windows XP is simple. The following instructions go step-by-step through the creation process.

Open Network Connections

First, open the Network Connections by going to the Start Menu and selecting Settings->Network Connections. It may also be located in Settings->Control Panel->Network Connections.


When your control panel opens, double–click on Network and Dial–Up Connections.

Start Connection Wizard

When the Network Connections folder opens, double–click on New Connection Wizard. You should see the New Connection Wizard screen. Click the Next button to continue.



Select The Connection Type

Next, select Connect to the network at my workplace and click the Next button.


Select The Connection

Next, select Virtual Private Network connection and click the Next button.


Enter The Company Name

On this screen, type for the Company Name and click the Next button.

Set auto-connect

On this screen, click Do not dial the initial connection and click the Next button. (if you have to dial-up to connect to the internet select Automatically dial this initial connection: and select the connection you want to use)


Enter the server name

On this screen, type

  1. For US server:
  2. For UK server:

and click the Next button.


Set Username and Password

Next, we’ll set up the connection settings.


In the yellow User Name box, enter your username.In the green Password box, enter your password. Optionally, click ‘Save Password’ to save your password as part of the connection. That’s it!

Connect To HideIPVPN

When you want to connect to, just double–click on the connection and click the ‘Connect’ button. Enter your username and password (if you didn’t save it), and you’ll connect!

Disconnect From HideIPVPN

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

Important! If you have problems with DNS resolution please also read this post: DNS Issues On PPTP VPN Connect.

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

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