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Enable Auto connect on Start PureVPN manually on Windows

Sep 06, 2022
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Most of the time, we just turn on our computer and start browsing the internet. And how often do you think about protecting yourself from malware? If it’s not too often, it may be better for you to take a few minutes to enable Auto-connect on Start manually on Windows. You’ll find out in this article that it’s not a complicated process, and can make your protection software more efficient!

Things to Consider:

  1. You have a working internet connection
  2. Windows Supported Device.
  3. A Premium PureVPN account (If you haven’t bought yet click 👉 here to buy)
Find your VPN credentials for manual configuration.

To find your VPN credentials log into the PureVPN member area. Click 👉 here to visit member area.

  • Login to the Member area using your PureVPN registered email address and password.
  • On subscriptions tab scroll down to be able to view your VPN credentials.
  • You will be able to see and copy your VPN credentials.
  • Note down your PureVPN username and click on Eye icon to make your password visible and use it in the manual configuration.
Create a VPN connection

Before setting up the auto-connect it is recommended to set up the VPN connection with RAS protocol (PPTP/L2TP/SSTP/IKEV) to make sure that the VPN is up and running. In this example we have taken L2TP protocol as an example.

  • Right-click your Active Lan/ WiFi icon and click ↪️ Network settings.
  • Click ↪️ Network & internet.
  • Click the VPN page from the right side.
  • In the VPN connections setting, click ↪️ Add VPN button.
Note: If you have a Dedicated IP or DDoS protection addon then do make sure to use your Dedicated IP or DDoS protection hostname in place of server address.

If you have a Dedicated IP or DDoS protection addon then do make sure to use your Dedicated IP or DDoS protection hostname in place of server address.

  • Use the VPN provider drop-down menu and select the Windows (built-in) option.
  • In the Connection name setting, enter a name to identify the connection; for example, you can use the service name like L2TP – PureVPN
  • Enter the server address. You can use one of the servers mentioned below 👇
    1. Germany:
    2. Netherlands:
    3. United Kingdom:
    4. United States:
    5. United States:
    6. United States:
    7. United States:
    8. United States:
    9. United States:
  • Use the VPN type drop-down menu and select the L2TP option or the protocol required to connect to the particular VPN server.
  • Enter your PureVPN credentials. Click 👉 here to know how to find your VPN credentials.
  • Click the Save button.
  • Once done, you will be able to see the newly created VPN profile.
  • Click the Connect button for the connection
Creating BAT file

To set up Auto-connect, simply open a new notepad file and paste the following items to it.

rasdial “Connection_Name” “Username” “Password”

  • Connection Name: Same as the VPN profile name (In this example we have used L2TP – PureVPN as the connection name)
    1. Username: Enter your PureVPN username
    2. Password: Enter your PureVPN password
  • To find out your PureVPN credentials (i-e your PureVPN username and password) follow the instructions provided👉 here.
  • Now, press Windows+R and type “shell:startup” and hit OK
  • A new window will open with the Startup folder, make sure to copy its path.
  • Go back to the notepad file menu and click Save as .
  • A new window will appear asking you to select the desired folder to save the file. Do make sure to paste the copied path of the Startup folder.
  • Now, rename the file with the same name as the VPN profile name (i-e: L2TP – PureVPN)
  • Make sure to save it as .bat ext instead of .txt
  • Next step is to simply restart your PC and on startup will pop-up and the VPN will be connected automatically.
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