Setting up our SSL VPN service on Windows XP should take 5 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.

In order to connect to our VPN servers, you will need to know your username and password that you registered with. These instructions and the example screenshots are for connecting to our UK service and have been verified against Windows XP Professional SP3.

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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.


Download the OpenVPN Installer

 

First of all, please download the OpenVPN installer from the link below:

MPN SSL OpenVPN Download

Note: The actual file name might change slightly as we update our software.

When you see the security warning, select Run, or alternatively, save the file and once it has downloaded, click on it to install.

 


Grant Security

 

You might see a security warning saying that the publisher cannot be verified, select Run to continue installing the software.

Microsoft Windows XP OpenVPN security warning

Note: The actual file name might change slightly as we update our software.


Install the software

 

At the welcome screen, click Next

Microsoft Windows XP OpenVPN welcome screen

 

and then agree to the license terms.

Microsoft Windows XP OpenVPN license agreement


Choose which countries to install

 

The next window allows you to choose which country files you wish to install.

If you have a single country subscription, ie just the USA, uncheck the other countries and only the USA connection will be installed.

If you have subscribed to our Global plan, then you can choose to install the configuration files for whichever countries you wish to connect to.

Note, regardless of which files you install here, you must have an active subscription for the country that you wish to connect to, our Global subscription.

In this example, we will accept the default to install the GBR and USA connections and click on Next to continue.

Microsoft Windows XP OpenVPN SSL countries selection


Enter your username and password

 

You now need to enter the Username and Password that you registered with on our web site when you subscribed to our service.

Enter your details and click on Next.

Microsoft Windows XP OpenVPN SSL enter username and password


Choose installation directory

 

If you want, you can specify the directory where our software is installed, we recommend that you leave this as default and click on Install to install the software.

 

Microsoft Windows XP OpenVPN installation directory


Accept the VPN driver

 

Windows will now install the OpenVPN software. You will be prompted to install the TAP-Win32 Adapter, this bit of software is required to connect to us, so click on Continue Anyway.

 

Microsoft Windows XP OpenVPN driver installation


Installation Complete

 

Once the installation has finished, click Next to continue.

Microsoft Windows XP OpenVPN installation complete

 

On the final page, leave Start the My Private Network Service selected and click on Finish, this will automatically start the service for you.

Microsoft Windows XP start my private network OpenVPN

 

The installation is now complete, and the service should have started automatically. You should be able to see the MPN icon in the task bar at the bottom right hand corner of the screen. As you are not yet connected, the icon will be Red.

Microsoft Windows XP OpenVPN not connected


Connect to our servers

 

The VPN setup is now complete, but you are still not connected to us.

To connect, right click on the red icon and choose the country that you wish to connect to, in this case, we will choose MPN GBR for the connection to the UK, and then click Connect.

Microsoft Windows XP OpenVPN connect to our servers

 

The icon will turn yellow whilst connecting and the connection window will be displayed.

Microsoft Windows XP OpenVPN connecting to servers

 

Once connected, the connection window will close and the icon will turn green and you will see a message saying that the service is now connected.

Microsoft Windows XP OpenVPN connected


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 IP Address and country shown depend on which country and which server you have connected to, they will probably not be the same as shown here.

That’s it! You are now connected! All your internet traffic will now be transmitted securely via our servers in the UK.


Change something?

 

If you entered the wrong username and password, or if you want to add any additional country configuration files or remove existing ones, you can use our re-configuration tool.

Click on Start > All Programs > OpenVPN > Utilities and Reconfigure MPN

 

Microsoft Windows XP OpenVPN reconfiguration

 

Select your preferred option and click on Next.

Microsoft Windows XP OpenVPN reconfiguration tool

If required, enter your user details again and click on Install

Finally click on Close and your requested changes will have been made.


Re-Starting the service

 

The MPN Service is automatically started at the end of the installation, but next time your switch on your computer you will need to start it manually.

To do this, double click on the Start MPN Service icon on the desktop

Microsoft Windows XP OpenVPN restart

You need to click on Allow to continue.

Once the service is running, you will see the Red VPN icon in the task bar again and you can right click on it to connect, as shown in Step 11.

 

Microsoft Windows XP OpenVPN not connected


Any problems?

 

Unfortunately it doesn’t always go to plan!

If you have any problems or can’t get connected, please email us atThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible and try to help.