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Windows 8 PPTP Setup Instructions

  1. Click "Windows" key and X key to open a menu on the lower-left corner of your screen. Click "Control Panel"
  2. Next, click on the 'Network and Internet'
  3. Next, click on the 'Network and Sharing Center'
  4. Click on 'Set up a new connection or Network'.
  5. On the next screen, click on 'Connect to a workplace' then click 'Next'.
  6. If you are asked if you would like to use a connection that you already have, choose 'No, create a new connection' and click 'Next'.
  7. If you are asked 'How do you want to connect?', click 'Use my Internet connection (VPN)'
  8. Now, enter the server information. Type the following:
    • Internet Address: Enter the name of the VPN server you wish to connect to (example: lon-1-uk.ironsocket.com). You can get the complete list of VPN servers on our Network Details page.
    • Destination name: Generic title for the connection (example: London1 PPTP VPN)
    • Check the box next to 'Remember my credentials'
    • Then click the 'Create' button.
  9. Right-click the VPN connection you've just created and select 'View connection properties'
  10. Click 'Security' tab.
  11. Click the dropdown menu and select 'Point to Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)'
  12. Tick 'Allow these protocols' and check 'Microsoft CHAP Version 2 (MS-Chap v2)'
  13. Click 'OK'

How to connect to PPTP VPN
  1. Go to Desktop Mode. In the Windows Taskbar, click on the Network icon
    If you are using a Wired connection:

    If you are using Wi-Fi or Wireless:
  2. Select your PPTP VPN connection and click 'Connect'
  3. Enter your VPN username and password and click OK. You can get your VPN credentials in the member's area.
  4. Done. Your Windows 8 now should be connected to the VPN server.
  5. To verify, open your browser, visit https://ironsocket.com and you should see a new location displayed in the top bar.

How to disconnect from PPTP VPN
  1. Go to Desktop Mode. In the Windows Taskbar, click on the Network icon
    If you are using a Wired connection:

    If you are using Wi-Fi or Wireless:
  2. Select the PPTP VPN connection and click 'Disconnect'