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:
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
In the Control Panel click on Network and Internet
Click on Network and Sharing Center.
Now choose ‘Set up a connection or network‘
Connect to a workplace
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.
Use my Internet connection (VPN)
In the following window, click on Use my Internet connection (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 gbr.mypn.co 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.
Check that everything looks OK and then click Next
You now need to enter the username and password that you registered with.
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.
Set the network location to public
You will then be prompted to set the network location, select Public Location and then close.
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.
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.
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