Setting up your Windows Vista computer to connect to My Private Network’s VPN should take just a few minutes using the PPTP protocol. Please note that your computer needs to be connected to the Internet and able to browse the web before moving on with the instructions below.
While we recommend using our SSL OpenVPN application as the first option to connect to our service on Windows Vista, there might be some cases where this might not work well on your network. In this case, you can try this alternative PPTP VPN connection, which is much easier to setup compared to the other protocols.
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Check Internet Connectivity
Make sure your system is connected to the internet and that you are able to browse the web. To check your location, please go to our IP Info page.
This shows the IP Address and country that you are currently connecting from, in this example, the user is connecting from Singapore.
Click on the Windows Start button and click on Control Panel
In the Control Panel click on Network and Internet
Click on Network and Sharing Center.
Now choose ‘Set up a connection or network‘
Choose Connection Option
Select Connect to a workplace: Set up a dial-up or VPN connection to your workplace and click Next.
You will be asked if you wish to use a connection that you already have. Usually you need to click No, however this depends on the type of Internet connection you are using.
Choose Internet connection (VPN)
In the following window, click on Use my Internet connection (VPN)
PPTP Connection Configuration
Now enter the VPN details as below:
Internet address: gbr.mypn.co (assuming you’re setting up a VPN connection to the U.K)
Destination name: MPN GBR
Note: If you wish to use our Free service, the servername that you need to use is fre.mypn.co and your connection will be rotated between different countries we have in our Free VPN cluster.
To connect to any of our other servers, (ie. our USA servers) simply change the Server name and rename the Connection name to reflect another location. For a list of server names, please refer to our complete list of servers here.
Once you’ve entered those details, check over them once more just to ensure they are correct and click Next.
VPN Authentication Settings
You will now be asked for your My Private Network Username and Password, these are the same details that you registered with us.
You must leave the Domain (optional) box empty and click Create.
Enabling VPN Connection
After the steps above, you should then see the window attempt to connect and then see Successfully connected to My Private Network.
Set Network Location
You will then be prompted to set the network location, select Public Location and then close.
Check your IP Address
If you now check your IP address again from the IP Info page, your location should show that you are now in the UK (or which ever country you have connected to).
Note: The server IP address and country name will vary depending on the server or country you are connected to.
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