Setting up our PPTP VPN service on Vista should take 5 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.

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Make sure your system is connected to the internet


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, or alternatively go to our homepage and scroll down to this section:

check your current IP Address

This shows the IP Address and country that you are currently connecting from, in this example, the user is connecting from Singapore.

Set up new VPN connection


Click on the Windows Start button and click on Control Panel

Microsoft Windows Vista PPTP control panel


In the Control Panel click on Network and Internet

Microsoft Windows Vista PPTP network and Internet settings


Click on Network and Sharing Center.

Microsoft Windows Vista PPTP network and sharing center


Now choose ‘Set up a connection or network

Microsoft Windows Vista PPTP setup vpn connection

Connect to a workplace


Microsoft Windows Vista PPTP setup VPN


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.

Microsoft Windows Vista PPTP create a new connection

Use my Internet connection (VPN)


In the following window, click on Use my Internet connection (VPN)

Microsoft Windows Vista PPTP connect using VPN

Enter the VPN details


You now need to enter the Internet Address of the server and a name for this VPN connection.

In Internet address, enter for our GBR service, if you wish to connect to a different country, please refer to our complete list of servers.

For the destination name, you can enter anything you like, however, we suggest you keep it simple and choose MPN GBR for the UK service or something similar for whichever country you are connecting to.

Microsoft Windows Vista PPTP enter VPN address

Check that everything looks OK and then click Next


You now need to enter the username and password that you registered with.

Microsoft Windows Vista PPTP enter VPN credentials

Click the checkbox next to Remember this password and then click on Connect.


Windows will connect to My Private Network


You should then see the window attempt to connect and then see Successfully connected to My Private Network.

Click Close.

Microsoft Windows Vista PPTP VPN connected

Set the network location to public


You will then be prompted to set the network location, select Public Location and then close.

Microsoft Windows Vista PPTP VPN set network location

Check your IP address


If you now browse our homepage or 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.

That’s it! You are now connected. All your internet traffic is now being transmitted securely via our servers.

Other locations


If you want to connect to any of our other servers, ie our USA servers, simply change the server name, please refer to our complete list of servers.

Note, if you have our global package, you may want to set up additional connections to other countries, you can create as many connections as you wish, just make sure that you give them a different name, i.e MPN GBR, MPN USA, MPN LUX etc.

Any problems?


Unfortunately it doesn’t always go to plan!

If you have any problems or can’t get connected, please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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