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.
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  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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