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Windows XP OpenVPN Connect Setup Instructions

How to setup OpenVPN Community on Windows

  1. Download and Install OpenVPN GUI
    1. Download the OpenVPN Connect installer here: Windows OpenVPN Connect Client.
    2. Double-click the installer you've downloaded to start the installation. When you get the below 'Security Warning', just click 'Run' to continue the installation process.
    3. As soon as it is installed, you will see the OpenVPN Connect icon on your desktop and on the system tray:

      Note:: When you reboot your computer, OpenVPN Connect may not start automatically and you won't see the icon on the system tray. Click the OpenVPN Connect icon on the desktop to start the client.

  2. Download and Import OpenVPN Configuration Profiles
    1. Visit our Network page at https://ironsocket.com/network#ovpn.
    2. Select the OpenVPN server location you wish to connect to and click Get Profile.
    3. Select the encryption level you would like to use and click Download to download your .ovpn profile.
    4. Click the OpenVPN Connect icon in the system tray to open the OpenVPN menu.
    5. Click Import and then select From local file...
    6. Browse to the folder where the .ovpn configuration profile was downloaded. Select the config file that you'd like to use and then click Open.
    7. After a successful import, you will see a bubble message that says The connection has been saved.

Connect to OpenVPN

  1. If not started yet, double-click the OpenVPN Connect icon on the desktop.
  2. Click the OpenVPN Connect icon on the system tray to open the OpenVPN menu, select the VPN profile you wish to use and then click Connect...
  3. If you get an OpenVPN Warning to allow VPN connection, click Yes.
  4. Enter your VPN Username and Password and click Connect. You can find your login credentials on your VPN Login Details page.

    Note: Your VPN login credentials are not the same as your IronSocket website login details..
  5. When you have successfully connected, you will see a bubble message like The connection to uk-lon-2.isvpn.net has been established.

Disconnect from OpenVPN

  1. Click the OpenVPN icon on the system tray to open the OpenVPN menu, then click for example Disconnect from uk-lon-2.isvpn.net.