Setting up your Windows Vista computer to connect to My Private Network’s VPN should take just a few minutes using our OpenVPN application. Our app connects to the VPN via the SSL protocol. Please note that your Windows computer needs to be connected to the Internet and able to browse the web before moving on with the instructions below.

Using a different version of Windows? Select your correct Windows version for the SSL OpenVPN setup below:
 
Windows 10 OpenVPN Setup
Windows 8 OpenVPN Setup
Windows 7 OpenVPN Setup
Windows XP OpenVPN Setup

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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.

 
IP Info
 

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


Download OpenVPN

 
First of all, please download the OpenVPN installer from the link below:
 
MPN SSL OpenVPN Download (32/64 bit)
 

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.
 
Microsoft Windows Vista OpenVPN SSL installer


Grant Installation Acess

 
You might see a security warning saying that the publisher cannot be verified, select Run to continue installing the software.
 
Microsoft Windows Vista OpenVPN security warning
 
Note: The actual file name might change slightly as we update our software.
 
If User Account Control is enabled, you will see the following warning:
 
Microsoft Windows Vista user account control warning
 
Click on Allow to continue.


Install OpenVPN

 
At the welcome screen, click Next.
 
Microsoft Windows Vista OpenVPN welcome screen
 
and then agree to the license terms.
 
Microsoft Windows Vista OpenVPN license agreement


Choose VPN Country

 

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.

 

For 3-Days Free Trial: If you’re on our Free Trial, you can access and install the configuration files for whichever countries you wish to connect to. We highly recommend you to install all of them so that you may connect to any other country at your own convenience.

 

For Free Plan: If you wish to use our Free service, please select the Add Fre Connection to connect to the Free servers.

 

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

 
Microsoft Windows Vista OpenVPN SSL countries selection


Configure VPN Protocol

 
Select the connection protocol to install. By default, the connection will use UDP Port 1194 so if you are not sure, just leave it as it is and click on Next.
 
Select OpenVPN connection port and protocol/
 

For more details on the differences of the available protocols, please refer to our Knowledge Base article below:

 

Which OpenVPN connection should I use?


Enter your VPN 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 Vista OpenVPN SSL enter username and password
 
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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 proceed.

 
Microsoft Windows Vista OpenVPN installation directory


Install VPN driver

 
Note: In some cases, the TAP-Win32 Adapter might already be installed on your computer. In that case, skip this step.
 

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 and you must install it, so click on Install to continue.

 
Microsoft Windows Vista OpenVPN driver installation


Installation Complete

 
Once the installation has finished, click Next to continue.
 
Microsoft Windows Vista 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 Vista 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 Vista OpenVPN not connected


Connecting to the VPN

 
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 Vista OpenVPN connect to our servers
 
The icon will turn yellow whilst connecting and the connection window will be displayed.
 
Microsoft Windows Vista 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 Vista OpenVPN connected


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).

 
IP sample UK
 
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 will now be transmitted securely via our VPN servers through the country you had configured.


Change Something?

 

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

 
Click on Start, All Programs, OpenVPN, Utilities and Reconfigure MPN.
 
Microsoft Windows Vista OpenVPN reconfiguration
 
If User Account Control is enabled, you need to click on Allow to continue.
 
Once the Configuration Tool appears, select the option you require and click on Next.
 

For 3-Days Free Trial: If you’re on our Free Trial, you can access and install the configuration files for whichever countries you wish to connect to. We highly recommend you to install all of them so that you may connect to any other country at your own convenience.

 

For Free Plan: If you wish to use our Free service, please select the Add Fre Connection to connect to the Free servers.

 
Microsoft Windows Vista 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 VPN

 

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 Vista OpenVPN restart
 
If User Account Control is enabled, you will see the following warning:
 
Microsoft Windows Vista user account control warning
 
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 Vista 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 at This 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.