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How to Setup Openvpn on Windows Using Viscosity?

Sep 21, 2015
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You will need a Windows device running Windows 7 or later and an active PureVPN subscription. If you don’t have the subscription yet, you can get it here.

In order to configure OpenVPN on Windows, you need to download viscosity and required OpenVPN files.

Click here to download Viscosity

Click here to download OpenVPN files

Importing a Connection:

You can import a connection into Viscosity by following the steps below:

  • Open Viscosity, right-click the Viscosity menu from the system tray and select Preference. The preferences window should appear.

Open Viscosity, right-click the Viscosity menu from system tray and select “Preference." The preferences window should appear.

  • From the Connections tab click the + button in the bottom left-hand corner of the window. Highlight “Import Connection” then select From File…

From the “Connections” tab click the “+” button in the bottom left-hand corner of the window. Highlight "Import Connection" then select "From File..." 

  • Navigate to downloaded OpenVPN files.

Navigate to downloaded OpenVPN files

  • Select OpenVPN TCP or UDP.

Select OpenVPN TCP or UDP

  • Select your desired country file where you would like to connect.

Select desired country file where you would like to connect

  • Your connection will successfully be imported  and you will get the following message on Viscosity Window and click OK.

Your connection will successfully be imported  and you will get the following message on Viscosity Window and click "OK."

  • Select your imported OpenVPN file and click Edit.

Select your imported OpenVPN file and click on Edit

  • Go to Networking’ tab and under routing. Check Send all traffic over VPN connection then click Save.

Go to Networking tab and under routing. Check "Send all traffic over VPN connection" then click "Save"

  • Right click your imported file and click connect. It will ask for your PureVPN Credentials so please enter PureVPN Credentials.
  • Here is how you can find your VPN credentials.

Right click on your imported file and click on connect. It will ask you VPN username and password so please enter PureVPN username and password.

  • Once it connects, a pop up will appear to show the connection status.

Once it connects, pop up will appear to show the connection status.

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