How To Setup VPN On Windows 10

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Oct 16, 2015
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Windows 10 is up and running but obviously you will have to invest sometime getting acquainted to it. As for VPN, setting it up on Windows 10 is not a rocket science but some may find it difficult especially those who don’t like to mingle around with tech geeks. This set-up guide will make it easier for you to set-up VPN on Windows 10 and will allow you to enjoy the enhanced features of the modified OS. Follow this step-by-step guide and set-up VPN on Windows using different protocols manually. Here’s how to setup VPN on Windows 10:

Things to Consider:

Before you begin, please make sure that:

  • You have a working internet connection
  • Windows Supported Device along with Windows 10 operating system.
  • A Premium PureVPN account (If you haven’t bought it yet, click here to buy)

 

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1 Right click on your Active Lan / WiFi icon and click on Network settings

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2 Click on VPN then click on Add a VPN connection

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3 Insert the following info:

  • Select Windows (built-in) from VPN Provider drop down menu
  • Insert any desired Name as PureVPN DE, US etc as Connection name
  • Insert desired server address in Server name or address box. Click here to get the list of servers
  • Select “Point to Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)” from VPN type drop down menu
  • Select “User name and password” from Type of sign-in info drop down menu

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4 Insert the following info:

  • Insert your Username and Password provided by PureVPN.
  • Select “Remember my sign-in info and click on Save

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5 Click on newly created VPN Connection “PureVPN DE”

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6 Click on Connect

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7 VPN Will be Established in few seconds

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8 You are connected to VPN Successfully. Enjoy the Pure FREEDOMMMM!!!!!

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1 Right click on your Active Lan / WiFi icon and click on Network settings

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2 Click on VPN then click on Add a VPN connection

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3 Insert the following info:

  • Select Windows (built-in) from VPN Provider drop down menu
  • Insert any desired Name as PureVPN DE, US etc as Connection name
  • Insert desired server address in Server name or address box. Click here to get the list of servers 
  • Select “Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPsec (L2TP/IPsec)” from VPN type drop down menu
  • Select “User name and password” from Type of sign-in info drop down menu

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4 Insert the following info:

  • Insert your Username and Password provided by PureVPN.
  • Select “Remember my sign-in info and click on Save

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5 Click on “Change adapter options

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6 Right click on newly created VPN connection “PureVPN DE” and select Properties

Step6

7 From “Security Tab”, click on Advanced settings

Step7

8 Select Use preshared key for authentication and insert 12345678 in Key box then click OK.

Step8

9 Select desired Encryption from Data encryption. For Streaming Purpose select None then click OK

Step9

10 Close this window

Step10

11 Click on newly created VPN Connection “PureVPN DE”

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12 Click on Connect

Step12

13 VPN Will be Established in few seconds

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14 You are connected to VPN Successfully. Enjoy the Pure FREEDOM!!!!!

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1 Right click on your Active Lan / WiFi icon and click on Network settings

1

2 Click on VPN then click on Add a VPN connection

2

3 Insert the following info:

  • Select Windows (built-in) from VPN Provider drop down menu
  • Insert any desired Name as PureVPN DE, US etc as Connection name
  • Insert desired server address in Server name or address box. Click here to get the list of servers
  • Select “Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP)” from VPN type drop down menu
  • Select “User name and password” from Type of sign-in info drop down menu

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4 Insert the following info:

  • Insert your Username and Password provided by PureVPN.
  • Select “Remember my sign-in info and click on Save

Step4

5 Click on newly created VPN Connection “PureVPN DE”

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6 Click on Connect

Step6

7 VPN Will be Established in few seconds

Step7

8 You are connected to VPN Successfully. Enjoy the Pure FREEDOMMMM!!!!!

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1 Right click on your Active Lan / WiFi icon and click on Network settings

1

2 Click on VPN then click on Add a VPN connection

2

3 Insert the following info:

  •  Select Windows (built-in) from VPN Provider drop down menu
  • Insert any desired Name as PureVPN DE, US etc as Connection name
  • Insert desired server address in Server name or address box. Click here to get the list of servers 
  • Select “IKEv2” from VPN type drop down menu
  • Select “User name and password” from Type of sign-in info drop down menu

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4 Insert the following info:

  • Insert your Username and Password provided by PureVPN.
  • Select “Remember my sign-in info and click on Save

Step4

5 Click on newly created VPN Connection “PureVPN DE”

Step5

6 Click on Connect

Step6

7 VPN Will be Established in few seconds

Step7

8 You are connected to VPN Successfully. Enjoy the Pure FREEDOMMMM!!!!!

Step8

Installing PureVPN:

1 Download PureVPN OpenVPN Installer from here and extract it on your desktop.

2 Download PureVPN OpenVPN files from here and extract it on your desktop.

3 Right click on OpenVPN installer and select properties.

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4 From General Tab, check “Unblock”, “Apply” and “OK”

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5 Right click on OpenVPN installer and select “Run as administrator”

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6 Click “Yes” to allow installation

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7 Click “Next”

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8 Click “I agree”

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9 Click “Next”

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10 Click “Install” to begin installation

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11 Check “Always trust software from “GZ Systems Limited” and click Install

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12 Click “Next” once installation completes

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13 Uncheck “Show Readme” and click on Finish

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Connecting PureOVPN:

14 Right click on OpenVPN GUI icon and “Run as administrator”

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15 Click “Yes” to allow application to run

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16 Right click on OpenVPN icon from System tray, go to desired server and select “Connect”

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17 Insert Username and Password provided by PureVPN then click OK

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18 You are connected now. Enjoy the Freedom!!!!!!!!!!!

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19 To disconnect OpenVPN. Right click on OpenVPN Icon from System tray, go to connected server and select “Disconnect”

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Saving account details:

20 Right click on OpenVPN Icon from system tray, go to desired server and select Edit Config

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21 Add pass.txt after auth-user-pass parameter and save

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22 Open Notepad, type your Username in first line and passwrod in second line then save it as pass on your desktop

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23 Navigate to OpenVPN installation folder (C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config) and drag / copy pass file in config folder

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24 Click “Continue” to copy file

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25 Right click on OpenVPN icon from System tray, go to server and select “Connect”

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26 It will connect VPN without asking credentials.

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Note: Repeat Step 18 and 19 to edit all servers
Step18: Right click on OpenVPN Icon from system tray, go to desired server and select Edit Config
Step19: Add pass.txt after auth-user-pass parameter and save

Please use the comment box for your suggestions & feedback. For additional help, please submit support ticket with errors and screen shots (if possible) OR Contact our 24/7 live chat.

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Comments (29 )

29 Comments

  1. Manish Pagalagoodhi says:

    What should I do if I don’t have a Premium PureVPN Account but still want to use this for free??

  2. sajjad says:

    the connection was intereptud?????? what is this

  3. Thanks for sharing such a good idea, article is good, thats why i have read it completely|

  4. Joe says:

    Hi, I can’t find an installer in the openvpn-install download listed above. All I see inside is a folder with OpenVPN_Config_Files

  5. PureVPN Team says:

    Thanks for reaching out. We would suggest you to download purevpn app for windows and activate kill switch this will kill your internet activity when your connection is lost.

  6. Barry Todd says:

    If you set up the VPN this way through Windows, how do you know when the connection drops? And can you still have the internet close when the VPN disconnects?

  7. PureVPN Team says:

    We are Glad you found it.

    Let us know if we can be of any assistance!

  8. Rémi Allard says:

    Nice I’m connected, thenn what….?….

  9. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi,

    Thanks for reaching out. You can use this method along with using our app.

    Hope this answers your question, feel free to comment if you still have any questions!

  10. Shane says:

    can i use this method, as well as using PureVPN app

  11. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi,

    We are sorry for the inconvenience. Kindly make sure you are using correct PureVPN username which looks like ‘purevpn0s12346’ , do not your email id as your username.

  12. PureVPN Team says:

    Thanks for reaching out. You can open any config files and replace server addresses with these:

    pk1-ovpn-udp.pointtoserver.com
    vleu-in1-ovpn-udp.pointtoserver.com
    ukl1-ovpn-udp.pointtoserver.com

    Hope this helps let us know if we can help you with anything else!

  13. PureVPN Team says:

    We are Glad you got it working!

    Let us know if we can help you with anything else!

  14. Fritz Haarer says:

    Hi, https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/af1d67b14d79a1248641c874f3d14881f68f94b37d35d19447bd5d4565421a3e.jpg continue to get the same error message

    Can you help
    It was working fine before but when I changed to a USB wireless adaptor it stopped working.

    Its ok I downloaded the old version again and it works

  15. Jay Sangster-Hawkins says:

    How can I import different configs? In OpenVPN that is. I would like London, Pakistan and India but they are not in included. Thanks

  16. Sima Omar Khan says:

    HI, I have followed the steps as per your instructions, but still after pressing connect it need password, and when I enter the password, it says the password, username is not correct. Please help me

  17. namb says:

    What does Insert your Username and Password provided by PureVPN? please explain clearly. Please explain like other don’t understand anything.

    • PureVPN Team says:

      Hi,

      Thanks for reaching out. When you buy PureVPN account, we send you PureVPN Username and Password, so you may connect PureVPN on your device using these details.

      Hope this answers your query, if you still have any confusion then feel free to join us on 24/7 live chat.

  18. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi Dyaz,

    We are sorry for the inconvenience. We would advise you to enter PureVPN password manually, do not copy/paste. If you still get the error then kindly join us on live chat so we may analyze the issue in detail and assist you accordingly.

  19. Dyaz says:

    Hi,

    I have a problem, I can’t configure my VPN on my WIndows laptop. I do all the steps detailed above but my password is refused. I checked several times and I still have the email you sent me with my password but it doesn’t work.

  20. PureVPN Team says:

    We are Glad it worked.

    Feel free to contact us if you have further questions or suggestions!

  21. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi Susan,

    Thanks for reaching out. Our Windows app works fine on Windows 10, you can download it from this page https://billing.purevpn.com/get_started

    Feel free to contact us if you have further questions!

    • Susan King says:

      Thanks for your reply. After upgrading to Windows 10 the app would show up in Task Manager but the window wouldn’t open. I ended up uninstalling and reinstalling and that worked.

  22. Susan King says:

    When you you guys have an app that is compatible with Windows 10.

  23. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi Tom,

    I am sorry for the inconvenience. I would suggest you to kindly disable IPv6 and change network DNS to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4
    Try this and let us know if it works out!

  24. Tom says:

    OpenVPN is too slow and I already tried adding these lined to the config file:

    sndbuf 0
    rcvbuf 0
    push “sndbuf 393216”
    push “rcvbuf 393216”

    But it’s still too slow.