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Setup PPTP VPN on Windows 8

1. Right click on “Network Connections” icon at the bottom right of your screen. The icon could be like a computer screen or in the shape of wireless signals. Now click on “Open Network and Sharing Center”.

 

2. Click on  Select “Setup a new connection or network“.

 

3. Select “Connect to a work place” and click “Next“. and click “Next”.

 

4. Click on “Use my Internet connection (VPN)“.

 

5. Follow this:

  • Enter a PPTP server address in “Internet address”. I entered Netherlands server address here as an example. Click here to get the complete server list
  • Enter “Destination Name“ as per your choice such as ‘OneVPN PPTP’
  • Check “Remember my credentials” and “Allow other people to use this connection”.
  • Click “Create”.


 

6. Now in the Network and Sharing Center, click on “Change adapter settings”.

 

7. Right click on OneVPN PPTP connection and click “Properties”.

 

8. Go to ‘Security’ tab and do the following.

  • Select “Point to Point Tunneling protocol (PPTP) in ‘Type of VPN’
  • In ‘Data Encryption’ select “Optional encryption (connect even if no encryption)”
  • Select “Allow these protocols” and then check “Microsoft CHAP Version 2 (MS-CHAP v2)”


 

9. Go to Networking tab and uncheck “Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) and “File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks” and click “OK”.

 

10. Double click on OneVPN PPTP connection.

 

11. It will appear in Network applet window. Click on OneVPN PPTP and then click “Connect”.

 

12. Enter your username and password provided by OneVPN and click “OK”.

 

13. It will show “Connected” in a short while and you are done.

 

How to Disconnect

To disconnect, just click on OneVPN PPTP connection in Network Applet window and click “Disconnect”.

 

How to Change Server

1. First disconnect from VPN as mentioned in above heading.

2. Right click OneVPN PPTP connection and open “Properties”.

 

3. Remove the previously written server address, write your desired one and click “OK”.

 

4. Now double click on OneVPN PPTP connection and once it appears in Network applet window, click on it and then click “Connect”.

 
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