Windows 7Windows OpenVPN set up

  1. Download and install the OpenVPN Windows installation package v2.2.1.

  2. Download the OpenVPN configuration files and CA certificate.

  3. Unzip all *.ovpn files (each file is for one VPN server, 2 UK servers and 2 US servers) and unblockvpn-ca.pem files to your openvpn configuration directory: C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config.

  4. Start OpenVPN GUI. For example from START->Programs->OpenVPN->OpenVPN GUI.

  5. Right-Click on the OpenVPN GUI icon in your system tray, choose suitable server location and then choose "Connect".
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  6. Enter your GuardMyIP Account details - your User name and Password as given in your welcome email, and press the "OK" button.

  7. If the OpenVPN GUI icon in your system tray is green, you are successfully connected.
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  8. Now you have to configure DNS servers for the TAP-WIN32 interface in your Network Connections. Configure static DNS servers to Google Public DNS or OpenVPN DNS servers.
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    For Windows 7 and VISTA: Please be sure that openvpn.exe and openvpn-gui-x.x.x.exe have administrator privileges to be able change routing table. Just go to C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\bin\ and right click on that files, then choose properties, then compatibility and check "Run as Administrator".

    NOTE for CHINA users: Please use alternative this: OpenVPN configuration files and CA certificate

  9. You are now connected to a secure GuardMyIP server. You can disconnect and reconnect as often as you wish and set up multiple server connections for different IP server locations (see step 5.)

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